Top 10 most valuable national teams in football
These teams have lots of players with high market value
According to Transfermarkt, England’s current national team roster as of March 2023 is the most lucrative, with Jude Bellingham leading a list of more than 800 football players in terms of their transfer value.
The 26-man English team is valued at just under 1.1 billion euros in terms of transfer price, with 19-year-old Bellingham assessed at 202 million euros ($207.4m), according to a report by the Swiss research organisation CIES Football Observatory.
There are other nations that have been also ranked most valuable national teams, below are the 10 top most expensive football national teams.
10. Netherlands: 412m
The development and widespread adoption of complete football may be attributed in large part to the Netherlands. The idea was created by renowned Dutch coach Rinus Michels, and it was subsequently popularised by Johan Cruyff. According to the dynamics of the game, each player is required to play in any given position in the total football system.
Despite making a significant contribution to the history of football with this idea, the Netherlands has never claimed the FIFA World Cup. In 1974, 1978, and 2010, their finest efforts resulted in them winning the runners-up medal. Moreover, they have only achieved one victory at the European Championship, in 1988.
9. Belgium: 511m
The golden period of Belgian football is now in effect. The European country has never been short in attacking flair because of its wealth of elite players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and Eden Hazard. Any defender would have been terrified by the Belgian onslaught in the late 2010s.
The third-place finish Belgium earned in 2018 was the nation’s greatest result at a FIFA World Cup. They haven’t yet won the World Cup or the European Championship. Having said that, they have still produced some incredible athletes. The majority of the players in their starting lineup play for elite European clubs, making Belgium one of the most valued teams.
8 Italy: 615m
One of the most prominent clubs in football, Italy have just one less World Cup victory than all-time record-holder Brazil despite having won the tournament a record four times. Even though they won the Euro 2020, they failed to qualify for the World Cup in consecutive years. The Azzuri are regarded as one of the most valued football teams and have produced a number of excellent players throughout the years.
7 Germany: 622m
One of the football world’s powerhouses is the German national team. Four times, Die Mannschaft have claimed the FIFA World Cup (1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014). Additionally, they won the European Championship three times (1972, 1980, and 1996).
The team of Hansi Flick is still a formidable opponent. They have gone 13 games without a loss under his tutelage. Germany’s team is worth €818 million as a whole thanks to stars like Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Leroy Sane, and Serge Gnabry.
6. Brazil: 703m
The Brazilian national team is unsurpassed when it regards to possessing a wealth of skill. The South American country has produced several players who are rated highly throughout time. Brazil’s team is currently worth €703 million. Some of the most expensive and valuable players in the world right now are Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Richarlison, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha, and Antony.
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5. Spain: 806m
Spain are sixth on the list of most costly teams with a combined total of €1.201 billion. The 2010 FIFA World Cup champions were eliminated in the quarterfinals in Russia four years prior, and then by Morocco in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup, which resulted to Luis Enrique’s dismissal, as Spain appointed Luis de la Fuenteas their new head coach.
Spain’s most valued player at the moment is Barcelona‘s 19-year-old midfield master Pedri. With three goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, Pedri, who is estimated at €158 million, has been a constant in Xavi’s squad this season. June 2026 marks the end of his current contract with Barcelona.
4. Argentina: 859m
Three-time world winners Argentina are the fourth most expensive team at the national scale, valued at €859 million. The most well-known player for La Albiceleste is undoubtedly seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, although CIES does not rate him as the most valuable. With a price tag of €99 million, Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan is now the most expensive footballer in the nation.
3. Portugal: 910m
The third-most valued football team in the world at the present is Portugal. The Portuguese team is presently placed ninth in the FIFA rankings and has a worth of over €938 million.
The most famous and expensive football players currently are from Portugal. Some of the most prized players in the Portuguese team are Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Rafeal Leao, and Jaoa Felix.
2. France: 978m
The World Cup and UEFA Nations League champions France are now rated fourth in the FIFA rankings. They remain one of the favourites for the World Cup in 2022.
Some of the top players in football right now are on Les Blues. One of the most significant players in football right now is Kylian Mbappe. The forward for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is now estimated at €160 million (as per Transfermrkt). The valuation of the French national squad as of right now is €978 million.
1. England: 1.1B
The fact that the England national team have become one of the top nations is not shocking. The current Three Lions team includes some of the most gifted and expensive footballers.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Declan Rice are both worth €72 million. At €81 million apiece, Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, and Phil Foden are the team members with the highest worth (via Transfermrkt).
Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, and Reece James are further highly valued English players.
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