We asked 20 of the top footy experts from around the web and social media their opinion on which player has increased their value the most since this summers world cup. Here are the results.
1) Football predictions
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Who have most increased their value after the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
In our opinion it should be without a doubt Kylian Mbappe, the right winger was absolutely stunning during the World Cup held in Russia. With just 19 years of age it’s the player of the future at the moment. It would be interesting to see how long he will remain at PSG, he might be able to make PSG a dominant force in Europe in coming years.
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Answer: I believe Lucas Torreira is the player who increased his value the most during the World Cup. Even though he started on the bench in the first match for Uruguay, he came in the team in the second half and never left it anymore. Especially the performance against Portugal in
the round of 16, where he pocketed Cristiano Ronaldo was world class. I
believe the 25 million deal is an absolute bargain for Arsenal.
I think that France increased their value significantly. They did not only win the Fifa World Cup 2018 but the team made a very good impression and presented some great newcomers. Along with their coach, it will take a while for other teams to beat them.
4) Erik Manditch
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The obvious answers are players like 19-year-old French sensation Kylian Mbappe and Croatia’s Luka Modric, the former of whom tallied four goals to lead Les Bleus to the title while the latter deservingly claimed the Golden Ball despite facing long odds before the tournament began.
But how about Gareth Southgate and England? Expectations were relatively low for The Three Lions entering the World Cup, but Southgate’s squad exorcised their penalty kick demons against Colombia and easily dispatched Sweden en route to England’s first semifinal appearance in nearly thirty years. Harry Kane and company were also the kings of set-pieces throughout the tournament, as nine of their twelve goals came via free kicks and corners (a World Cup record).
Tactical expertise, composure in key moments, and, yes, those sweater vests made Southgate an instant cult hero in the UK. And with a majority of his key players (i.e. Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling) projected to return four years from now, Southgate and England not only are one of the big winners from Russia: they will be on the shortlist of favorites in Qatar in 2022.
5) Dylan Tooby
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Without a doubt Kylian Mbappe.
For a 19 year old to perform with such confidence and make game-changing contributions in every match he played, it was inspiring to watch. In my opinion, his value has increased the most after the world cup and I expect to see an eye-catching club season from him this year.
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Who has most increased their value after the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
1. Zlatko Dalić (Head coach – Croatia)
Considering the amount of time he spent in the team (came at the end of group stage) and the results he was able to achieve (final), he is one of the top highlights of the World Cup. Now Croatia stepped up to a new level and became a strong team.
2. Didier Deschamps (Head coach – France)
He was able to rebuild the whole strategy of the national team to play efficiently, focusing on strong defence and counter attacks (“Mourinho” style).
3. Kylian Mbappé (Player – France)
During the World Cup, he proved all expectations and reconfirmed himself as a top player. It is especially hard to do being as young as he is (19 y/o).
The biggest star that announced himself at the World Cup was unarguably Kylian Mbappe – the Best Young Player at the tournament with 4 goals (including a goal in the final). In a tournament where many teams played defensively, Mbappe’s pace and directness was a breath of fresh air that lit up the World Cup.
France’s 19-year-old forward had been turning heads at Monaco and PSG but the World Cup only confirmed that he was no longer a star-in-the-making but a bonafide world-class player who could single-handedly change games.
A lot has been said about his outrageous €180 million price tag but in a highly-inflated transfer market, it is an investment by a club to bring the Parisian boy back home so he can help the club win trophies for the foreseeable future.
Another player whose stock has only risen is Belgium’s Eden Hazard. The Chelsea forward did not have a great season in 2017/18 but the summer tournament saw him walk away with the Silver Ball award (he scored three goals).
Nobody else has been involved in more goals than Hazard in the Premier League so far and he seems to be enjoying himself under Maurizio Sarri. On current form, he is currently the best player in the Premier League and a move to a bigger club may be in the offing next summer. Real Madrid, perhaps?
Golden Ball winner Luka Modric also saw his stock rise but the Croatian midfielder looks set to stay at Real Madrid with the club in no hurry to sell a player who has been instrumental in Los Blancos winning four Champions League titles in five years.
And with a contract that has two more years to run, the 2018 FIFA Best Player will be 34 next year and may not command a high transfer fee if the LaLiga giants do decide to sell him. Even if they do, they will easily make a profit considering they signed him for £30m.
Kylian MBappe. The French Ligue 1 superstar was not known the world over prior to the World Cup, but since the tournament he’s become the favorite player of young footballers everywhere. Not only did he successfully help lead the French National Team to the World Cup finals and help win it, he did so at only 19 years old. We cannot think of another player that came out of the World Cup with a brighter future than Kylian Mbappe. He is already one of the highest paid for players in the world ever, and his skills seem to only be growing.
9) Tim Frechette
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The Obvious Player
Probably the biggest name to increase their value is Luka Modric. He has always been a household name, which is expected given he is the #10 on Real Madrid. However, his efforts for Croatia at the World Cup led him to win the Golden Ball at the World Cup, along with the Ballon D’Or and FIFA’s Top Men’s Player in 2018.
Other Household Names
Another well known name to raise his stock is Belguim’s Eden Hazard. His all around play throughout the World Cup, including 3 goals, helped lead Belguim to a third place finish, and really showcased his value to a team. Since then, he has gone on to lead Chelsea to a wonderful start in the Premier League under a new manager.
England’s Harry Kane, the Golden Boot winner for most goals in the 2018 World Cup, is another name that stands out as improving his stock quite a bit. Kane plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, which is considered a secondary team up against the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. As such, he isn’t as well known. But his 6 goals in the World Cup, combined with captaining a surprise England team to a 4th place finish, catapulted his stock.
Lesser Known Names
Cho Hyun-Woo, South Korea’s goalkeeper, shocked the world with his outstanding play in goal, helping lead the country to a shock 2-0 win over Germany. Hyun-Woo was the 3rd ranked goalkeeper on the national team all the way up until the start of the World Cup. He impressed in every game he played throughout the World Cup.
Kieran Trippier, a virtual no name before the World Cup, put his name on the map with an outstanding free kick goal for England. Another Tottenham player in the Premier League, many questioned whether he would even start for England. His attacking presence and consistent crosses into dangerous space provided a huge boost for the England squad.
10) Sean Sullivan
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Rotoworld, the Co-Content Director for Fantrax and the Co-Host of
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Kylian Mbappe, France and Paris Saint-GermainAny discussion of players who increased their value after the 2018 World Cup must begin with the Kylian Mbappe. The 19-year-old scored four goals in the tournament and become the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele did so 60 years ago. Considering Mbappe cost PSG a reported €180 million last
summer, the French phenom is on track to be the most expensive player in
ever before his 21st birthday. Harry Maguire, England and Leicester City
Maguire was arguably the defender to increase his value the most after the
2018 World Cup. The center-back led all defenders in attempts to score with
his head (9) and showed great composure playing on the left side of
England’s three-man defense as they reached the semi-finals. Having joined
Leicester City for a reported fee of around $22 million last summer,
Maguire’s latest valuation is in excess of $60 million. Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, Mexico and PSV Eindhoven Touted for international stardom after
scoring 17 goals in 29 league appearances for PSV Eidenhoven in 2017/18,
Lozano justified his reputation in Russia. He scored the match-winning
goal in Mexico’s upset of Germany and ended the tournament with the
fourth-most key passes (the final pass leading to a shot at goal from a
teammate) amongst all players aged 24 or youngster. Interest from clubs
such as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid is ever growing in Lozano, who has
already scored four goals in five matches for PSV this season.
11) Moses Francis
- kylian mbappeHeard to the tournament as hot favourite new talent and he didn’t
disappoint, not only did he perform well individually, he also won the
World Cup with France.2. Kieran TrippierCarried his club form to the tournament, played well both offensively and
defensively and even scored a beautiful goal.
3. Ivan Rakitic
Often in the shadows of Luka Modric but played very well in the tournament
and was a key factor for the country’s progression to the final.
4. Kevin de Bruyne
Was the main man in midfield for Belgium, kept them ticking and is very
unlucky not to reach the final, extremely skilful and has an eye for goal.
5. Wilfred Ndidi
It was a shame that Nigeria didn’t progress but Did left his mark, the
defensive midfielder is still young but has already proven to be an
important key player for Nigeria, he is just one transfer away from being a
World Star player.
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. Kylian Mbappe – he was the breakout player of the tournament and is drawing comparisons to Pele after what he accomplished. It doesn’t get any better than that. Plus he was named best young player of the tournament.
2. Luka Modric – already rated as one of the top midfielders in the world, his coach at Real Madrid reinforced his value by saying he would only be sold for €750 million which is the insane release clause value in his contract. This was following his amazing tournament that saw him win the Golden Ball as the best player at the tournament.
3. Harry Maguire – Showing his ability on the ball as well as in the tackle during England’s semi-final run saw his valuation go up to a record £80 million one year after Leicester bought him for only £17 million
4. Ante Rebic – his top performances for Croatia took him from a relative unknown to being strongly linked with Manchester United
5. Yerry Mina – his towering performances for Colombia took him from being on the bench at Barcelona to being linked with Manchester and eventually going to Everton for €30 million exactly 1 year after Barcelona bought him for only €11 million
13) Daniel K. Lobring
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Number one on this list has to be Kylian Mbappe. Being only 19, he has amazing potential and yet he already has clearly demonstrated that he’s a proven winner (something that very few global stars can claim on the World Cup stage). And when you add in how he donated his tournament match fees to charity, that’s just icing on the cake from a marketability and personal brand standpoint.
14) Manoj S
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A Mature football fan will take this question in account as who’s value is spotlighted after FIFA 18. Yes, this world cup has taught many life lessons. Setting some vital pieces, no more fear of defending campaions, and you can also have a one-man team.
As the question implies, this time the value has been showcased and spotlighted on a 33 old’s! Yes, two mighty players. Not just for the sake of sportsman “Age is just a number”. This man is hoping to complete his FIFA and UEFA double at his level best. But he is confident about his pace and proudly says that Ronaldo, Messi out of this world but his season deserved recognition. The pain of a under rated footballer is worse than getting a bench in a vital game. Yes, he is none other than the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year LUKA MODRIC. And the other is the all time best, our mighty hero CRISTIANO RONALDO, who shocked the world with his Hattrick over the Spain. Who dare can break this record of this 33′ in World Cup against Spain. The GOAT proved in WC also, he scored more goals than he had in all the previous tournaments put together. Despite this, it was still Cristiano’s best World Cup.
He added that “I am happy because other players are recognized, the ones before deserved to win but couldn’t do it” these were not just sayings but the pain he travelled through. And one can’t blindly admit this as luck or something and the world knows. On a short recap of the croatian games in FIFA 18, their first benchmark was huge destruction of Argentina with 3 mighty goals. Though they have a moderate and balanced lineup with some quality midfielders like Rakitic and Kovacic, the contribution of Modric was huge. Later they tasted some good victories with some average teams such as Iceland and Denmark. But then then the Semi with England was unreal! But the beauty was the 33 year old’s team was supported without any regret. With all love they filled the Moscow’s Stadium with huge victory in the extra time. And then the mighty croatians were on set at the same arena for final. Though they shred sweats with bloods, they can’t withstand the french in final. And this height of a small country was really a huge one!
Also, some key players like Kane, Ronaldo placed some vital impact with their magic the consistency was missing in the future games. Yes Harry cane was leading the game in front and the United Belgium also played well.
15) Steve Kurniawan
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launched and runs tech and F&B companies, and responsible for content
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In my opinion, there are three players who increased their value after the
latest World Cup:
The winner of the Young Player of The Tournament, Mbappe have certainly
snatched the position as THE star of PSG. Pursued by huge clubs especially
Real Madrid during the summer, and we can almost certainly expect a huge
transfer, probably record-breaking in the next summer or even this winter.
- Luka Modric
Modric has been the best midfielder for the past half decade or so, but he
is always overshadowed by a certain superstar named Cristiano Ronaldo in
his club.. The latest World Cup has cemented his position as the world’s
best, as proven by the last FIFA World Player award. Given his age, we
probably won’t see a record breaking transfer, but his value for his club
and national team has certainly rise.
- Raphael Varane
Again, has been a major player both for France and Madrid in recent years,
but this World Cup has cemented his status as one of the world’s best
defenders. A lot of clubs will chase his signature, given his very young
age, but it is highly doubtful Madrid will let him go.
16) Brian Farber
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Kilian Mbappe by far and away increased his value the most. He was already a known star yes, but after he ran circles around everyone at the world cup he solidified that he is for real and not just a fast athlete but a true footballer with the complete package, including world class speed and the composure in front of goal of an experienced veteran. For me he increased his value the most and second place is not even close. He proved to have it all and could be the player to build an entire team around. I think he even increased the perception of himself with the world cup success. After the world cup he has even outshined Neymar in club football, I think he proved something to himself with that string of games that was concluded by lifting the greatest trophy on the planet and now he is most likely the most valuable footballer on the planet based on age, potential, ability, and fanbase. Kilian is a bonified superstar at nineteen years, how many people can you say that about.
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For supporters, big football tournaments are a synonymous with fun. For club managers, it’s all about business. They look at the World Cup as a big showroom in which planet’s best players exhibit their talents. This brings us to the next question: which player has most increased their transfer value at the World Cup in Russia?
The answer might surprise you, considering that this player had been among the most expensive players even before the tournament. I’m talking about Kylian Mbappe, the guy who won the World Cup Best Young Player Award.
Mbappe, who currently plays for PSG moved to the nation’s capital from Monaco for a transfer fee of €135M. That’s obviously a lot of money, which is why many sports journalist questioned PSG’s wisdom. But, Mbappe showed everyone that PSG did the right thing. After being spectacular at the World Cup, his value rose to €150M.
The increase in value in Mbappe’s case is 25 percent. Speaking of percentages, the Frenchman is far behind Croatia’s forward Ante Rebic, whose value tripled in just two weeks’ time. Another player who’s worth much more now than he was before the tournament is Yerri Mina. Colombia’s center-back came to Barcelona for less than 12 million, but was sold to Everton after the World Cup for almost three times the price.
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5 Players Who Have Most Increased Their Value After the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
If they were born only a century ago, Neymar, Mbappe, Ronaldo, and
others could not make a living out of playing football. But, today, their
skills are highly valued. In fact, they’re so much valued that their contracts
are worth a few hundred million dollars.
The fact is that there’s big money involved and we can’t ignore.
And won’t ignore it; we’ll talk a little about player values. Let’s see which
guys have increased their value the most at the World Cup in Russia last summer!
5. Yerri Mina (Colombia)
Colombia got to the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup after
finishing on the top spot in the group and one of the players who’s most
responsible for that is Yerri Mina. When the tournament ended, Everton bought
him from Barca for over 30M Euro, which made big profits for the Spanish team,
considering that they paid only about 12M for his transfer from Palmeiras.
4. Ante Rebic (Croatia)
The mere fact that Croatia managed to reach the final of the World
Cup means that the value of their players skyrocketed. And one of the guys who
profited the most out of this tournament is Ante Rebic. After spending four
years on loans at different clubs, Rebic was awarded with a lucrative contract
at Eintracht Frankfurt. If anyone wants to get him, they’ll now have to cash
out 30+ million Euro.
3. Harry Maguire (England)
Leicester defender did a fantastic job at the World Cup, helping
England reach the semifinal. Thanks to his performances, he’s now considered
one of the key men in this team, whose place among first XI is undisputed.
2. Eden Hazard (Belgium)
Last season, Hazard was very close to losing patience with Chelsea
and moving to Real Madrid. But, such possibility now seems far-fetched. Not
only did he play fantastic in Russia, but he continued with top-level
performances to this day. And that has increased his value so much that even
Los Blancos can’t afford him.
1. Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe’s transfer from Monaco to PSG cost 135 million Euro and
many believed it was a dumb decision to spend so much money on a teenager. But,
his performances at the World Cup, at which he won the Best Young Player Award,
showed that he was worth it.