Two England Stars Among World’s Most Valuable Players

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GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL – JUNE 09: Jadon Sancho of England controls the ball during the UEFA Nations League Third Place Playoff match between Switzerland and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 9, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Two young England stars have been valued amongst the top five players in the world, according to CIES Football Observatory.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is third on the list valued at €207.8 million. Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho is in at fifth, valued at €159.4 million.

Two England Stars Among World’s Most Valuable

Manchester City – Raheem Sterling

England winger Raheem Sterling won the PFA Young Player of the Year award last season. It’s another amazing achievement for the 24-year-old. The former Liverpool man has already achieved so much in the game, which includes over 225 club appearances.

He made 95 appearances for the Reds in a three-year spell, scoring 18, but his game has vastly improved under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. His arrival at the Etihad has seen Sterling score 45 times from 131 appearances, including 17 in the league last season.

Sterling has won back to back Premier League titles (2017/18 and 2018/19), the EFL Cup twice (2015/16 and 2018/19) and the FA Cup in 2019. This completed the domestic treble for the Citizens.

The Jamaica-born winger was also named Liverpool Young Player of the Year twice (2013/14 and 2014/15), Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year and PFA Team of the Year in 2019.

Sterling also made 19 international youth appearances, and has featured 51 times for the senior side, scoring eight goals.

Borussia Dortmund – Jadon Sancho

19-year-old winger Jadon Sancho has had a tremendous season for Dortmund as they came second in the Bundesliga.

The winger contributed 17 assists and 12 goals in 34 league appearances for the club, in addition to six senior England caps.

Sancho, who joined Dortmund in 2017 from Manchester City, has made 46 appearances for the German side. The winger has already achieved some personal accolades.

He was the Golden Player at the UEFA European U17 Championships and featured in the team of the tournament.

Last season, he featured in the Bundesliga Team of the Season, in addition to the VDV Team of the Season.

In his 34 junior England appearances, Sancho was also part of the side that won the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in 2017.

England in the Top 20

Kylian Mbappé comes in at number one (€252 million), with Mohamed Salah behind in second (€219.6 millionm). Sterling is third, whilst 31-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi is in at fourth (€167.4 million). Sancho comes in just behind at fifth.

A further three English players feature in the top 20. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane comes in at number seven with an estimated value of €155.2 million. 20-year-old Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is in at 13 valued at €130.2 million. Marcus Rashford comes in at 18, valued at €123.5 million.

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli comes in at number 27, valued at €102.5 million. Manchester City defender John Stones is number 39 at €84.2 million.

Ut’s not just English players among the top 50. 28 of the top 50 players featured in this list currently play in England in the Premier League. Sadio Mane, Leroy Sané, Romelu Lukaku, Lucas Torreira, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Agüero all feature.

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