The Super Eagles have been ranked the 21st most valuable international team in the world and third in the continent — behind Ivory Coast and Senegal.
This is so because the three-time African Cup of Nations champions have majority of their players plying their trade in Europe’s top five leagues, with a squad value of €226.65m.
The Nigerian squad has Wilfred Ndidi, the most valuable player in the team at €60m, Victor Osimhen, who is valued at €50m, Alex Iwobi with a market value of €22m, while Kelechi Iheanacho, Paul Onuachu and Samuel Chukwueze are all valued at €20m, according to transfermarkt.
Ivory Coast are the most valuable African team and 14th in the world with a value of €321.38m, followed by Senegal, with a market value of €299m.
Franck Kessie of AC Milan is Ivory Coast’s most ranked player with a €55m market value and is closely followed by Wilfred Zaha (€45m) with Arsenal Nicholas Pepe completing the top three with a value of €35m.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is the highest-ranked player in the Senegal squad with a market value of €85m and is followed by Kalidou Koulibaly, who is valued at €48m and Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy (€25m).
Euro 2020 finalists, England are the most valuable team in the world with a market value of €1.18bn.
The Three Lions boasts of a quality squad comprised of Harry Kane (€120m), Jadon Sancho (€100m), Raheem Sterling (€90m), Mason Mount (€75m), Jack Grealish (€65m), Bukayo Saka (€65m) among others.
Gareth Southgate’s men are followed by world champions France (€1.07bn), European champions Italy (€916.00m), Germany (€882.00m) and Spain (€754.50m) in the top five.