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Who Has the Most Expensive Squad at EURO 2024?

The favorites for this EURO include England, France, and Portugal, who have brought stars of various calibers to the tournament. These teams also top the list of the most expensive squads, with their combined values amounting to €3.8 billion! Not every team is as fortunate, so let's take a look at the value of other national teams:

24.Romania – €92.13 million
23.Albania – €111.6 million
22.Slovenia – €141.55 million
21.Slovakia – €156.4 million
20.Georgia – €161.05 million
19.Hungary – €165.56 million
18.Czech Republic – €187.9 million
17.Scotland – €207.4 million
16.Poland – €210.3 million
15.Austria – €237 million
14.Switzerland – €281.5 million
13.Serbia – €313.4 million
12.Turkey – €324.1 million
11.Croatia – €327.7 million

And a bit more detail on the TOP 10..

10.Ukraine – €379 million

The average value of Ukrainian players is €14.58 million. This is because the squad includes six players valued between €30 and €38 million, while most others are worth less than €10 million. The most expensive player is Oleksandr Zinchenko (€38 million, Arsenal), followed by Girona forward Artem Dovbyk (€35 million), Chelsea midfielder Mykhailo Mudryk (€35 million), and Shakhtar midfielder Georgiy Sudakov (€35 million).

9.Denmark – €415.5 million

The most expensive player is Manchester United forward Rasmus Højlund (€60 million). Andreas Christensen from Barcelona and Morten Hjulmand from Sporting are each valued at €40 million. In comparison, veteran Kasper Schmeichel is worth only €1 million.

8.Belgium – €584.5 million

The most expensive Belgian player is not Romelu Lukaku or Kevin De Bruyne, but Manchester City midfielder Jérémy Doku, valued at €65 million. Next is RB Leipzig forward Lois Openda (€60 million), followed by De Bruyne (Man City) and Amadou Onana (Everton) at €50 million each. Familiar name Axel Witsel, now with Atletico, is one of the cheapest at €3.5 million.

7.Italy – €705.5 million

The three most expensive players in the Italian squad are Inter Milan's Nicolò Barella (€80 million), Alessandro Bastoni (€70 million), and Federico Dimarco (€50 million). The cheapest player from Inter is Matteo Darmian at €4 million.

6.Netherlands – €815 million

The Dutch squad's top player is RB Leipzig midfielder Xavi Simons, who is valued at €80 million. Of the 26 players, 15 are valued above €30 million, and only four are valued below €10 million.

5.Germany – €831 million

The German squad is slightly more expensive, with an average value close to the Dutch (€31.35 million vs. €31.96 million). The most expensive player is Florian Wirtz, valued at €130 million, followed by young star Jamal Musiala (€120 million). There's a significant drop to the third most expensive, Leroy Sané, at €70 million.

4.Spain – €965 million

The Spanish team almost reached a billion, with 16 players valued at over €30 million. Leading the list is Rodri, valued at €120 million, followed by Barcelona's Lamine Yamal (€90 million) and Pedri (€80 million).

3.Portugal – €1.05 billion

Only three Portuguese players are valued below €10 million, while 12 are worth more than €50 million. The most expensive player is AC Milan forward Rafael Leão (€90 million). Cristiano Ronaldo is near the end of the ranking at €15 million.

2.France – €1.23 billion

France has three players valued at €100 million or more: Kylian Mbappé (€180 million), Aurélien Tchouaméni (€100 million), and Eduardo Camavinga (€100 million). Only two players are valued below €10 million – N'Golo Kanté (€9 million) and Olivier Giroud (€3 million).

1.England – €1.52 billion

England's squad is rich with stars, reflected in their valuation. Gareth Southgate's team includes five players valued at €100 million or more: Jude Bellingham (€180 million), Phil Foden (€150 million), Bukayo Saka (€140 million), Declan Rice (€120 million), and Harry Kane (€100 million). Not a single English player is valued below €10 million.

Published by Patrick Jane