More than a billion euros on pitch for 'Clasico'
Every time Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other, we ask ourselves the same question: how much are the squads worth? What is the value of the players on the pitch? ProFootballDB, BeSoccer's database, has made its calculations based on the probable XIs this Saturday. The market value determines the price of the player at the moment. That depends on various factors such as performance, his contractual status and age.
The ELO has also been added. The ELO value is based on the difficulty of the matches, opponents, competitions, impacts on moments of high pressure, decisive goals and assists, key moves, offensive and defensive contribution... The higher the ELO, the better a player is. The ELO value of a team is done by taking the average of all the players. This rewards consistency. FIFA has been using ELO in its rankings and league tables for a long time.
Despite the drop in quality from both teams, the two sides have a value of more than 1.042 billion euros. Currently, Barca's starters cost more than Real Madrid. If Ter Stegen, Carvajal or Hazard end up playing, the values will increase.
Only Antoine Griezmann is among the top 10 most valuable footballers in the world. He is currently sixth, according to ProFootballDB. He is worth more than 133 million euros. This is because of his recent move to Barca which was expensive, he has lots of time left on his contract, his salary and the fact he has not turned 29 yet.
That is a reason why Messi is worth 37.15 million. Even though the Argentine, current Ballon d'Or winner, is the best player in the world, the fact he is 33 and that his contract expires in June 2021 go against him. Of all the footballers born in 1987, he is the most expensive. Luka Modric only has a value of 5.5 million euros despite being a World Cup runner up and winning the Ballon d'Or two years back for the same reason.
With regards to the ELO, Real Madrid's starters have a superior ELO to Barcelona. The Barca squad in general has a higher ELO, but Ansu Fati's youth and the inclusion of Neto take it below Madrid's.