From $950,000 to $220 million: The most valuable player for every team at the 2018 World Cup

Emil Forsberg

The World Cup is the ultimate opportunity for soccer players to make a name for themselves.

A few good performances on the global stage, and you could find yourself with a transfer to a major club.

Just look at James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas — two relative unknowns at the 2014 World Cup who are now global superstars after their performances in Brazil.

But who are the most valuable players heading to this summer’s World Cup, which starts in Moscow on Thursday? Using data from soccer site Transfermarkt, Business Insider has picked out the most valuable player from every one of the 32 teams going to the tournament.

It’s worth noting that the most valuable player on a team may not be its star, as transfer values for young players with more of their careers left tend to be higher.

Check out the most valuable player on each team below, organised by their groups in the tournament.

Currency conversions are correct as of midday on Monday June 11.

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Russia — Aleksandr Golovin

Age: 22

Position: Central midfielder

Value: €18 million ($21.2 million)

Saudi Arabia — Yasser Al Shahrani

Age: 26

Position: Left back

Value: €1.5 million ($1.77 million)

Egypt — Mohamed Salah

Age: 25

Position: Winger

Value: €150 million ($177 million)

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Source:: Business Insider


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