Fernandez leads players whose value went boom after World Cup 2022

January 11, 2023 0 By Cypher9ja

Enzo Fernandez, best young player in the 2022 World Cup, has recently been rumoured to be moving from Benfica, after just half a season with the Portuguese giants.

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According to media reports, the Argentinian’s potential fee will be around €120 million, over two times his current market valuation, and nearly nine times what Benfica paid for him just a few months ago.

This prompted SportingPedia to look at the players who increased their pre-World Cup market valuations the most. We originally intended to compile a top 10, but it turns out there are 12 players whose pre-2022 World Cup market prices have increased by double digits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Only two players managed to add €20 million to their market value after the 2022 World Cup
  • Just twelve saw their value increase by double digits
  • After the latest market value update, England has become the first national team with three players whose values are estimated at €100 million or more
  • World Cup winner Argentina is the sole country to boast three representatives on our list
  • Out of all the 12 players who added €10 million or more to their estimated value, there are 2 defenders, 7 midfielders, and 3 forwards. There is no goalkeeper on the list, however.
  • Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi has gained 329 per cent on top of his pre-World Cup value, topping all 830 players in Qatar.