World Cup 2014 – Most Valuable Teams


The study by Lloyd’s  and the Centre for Economics and Business Research  lists the average value of one England player as more than the whole Costa Rica team.

The insurance-related figures are based on club earnings and endorsement incomes of the 23-man World Cup squads.

The 32 teams at the finals have a collective estimated value of £6.2bn.

Germany, boasting Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm and Mesut Ozil, top the list at £642m, with hosts Brazil, who can call on Neymar, Hulk, Oscar and Dani Alves, fourth at £448m.

I wonder how Ireland would fair on this list….

Full list of team values:

1.Germany £641.2m

2. Spain £590.1m

3. England £550.1m

4. Brazil £448.3m

5. France £394.8m

6. Belgium £360.4m

7. Argentina £355.3m

8. Netherlands £279.4m

9. Portugal £279.3m

10. Italy £196.8m

11. Cameroon £195.8m

12. Croatia £185.6m

13. Russia £165.8m

14. Ghana £158.5m

15. Uruguay £144.1m

16. Nigeria £143.1m

17. Switzerland £138.5m

18. Ivory Coast £132m

19. USA £110.7m

20. Japan £92.8m

21. Bosnia-Herzegovina £84.3m

22. Mexico £72.5m

23. Chile £72m

24. Australia £66.6m

25. South Korea £65.2m

26. Colombia £59.5m

27. Greece £53.2m

28. Algeria £49.4m

29. Ecuador £48.9m

30. Honduras £34.2m

31. Iran £24.4m

32. Costa Rica £18.3m.

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