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February 7, 2019,   6:14 PM

The Highest Valued Arab Footballers Worldwide

Nermeen Abbas

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Arab footballers are making history around the globe, with many of them rocking the most notable leagues' fields.

Liverpool's right winger, Mohamed Salah, is the most valued Arab footballer and the fourth globally behind Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi, with his value estimated at $170.6 million, according to Transfer Market.

He has also bagged some prestigious awards over the last 12 months, including winning the Premier League's Golden Boot and CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive year. He recently become the fourth fastest player to reach 50 goals in the history of the Premier League.

Algerian footballer, Riyad Mahrez, is the second most expensive Arab player. Mahrez signed a five-year contract with Premier League Champions, Manchester City, in July 2018.

Moroccan players dominate 50% of the list, with Hakim Ziyech ranked third. The Ajax Amsterdam player won Netherlands Footballer of the Year for the 2017/18 season. Moroccan, Achraf Hakimi, was recently named Youth Player of the Year by CAF.

Here are the top 10 Arab footballers in terms of market value.

1. Mohamed Salah
Country: Egypt
Club: Liverpool FC
Value: $170.6 million

2. Riyad Mahrez
Country: Algeria
Club: Manchester City
Value: $68.2 million

3. Hakim Ziyech
Country: Morocco
Club: Ajax Amsterdam
Value: $39.8 million

4. Yacine Brahimi
Country: Algeria
Club: FC Porto
Value: $29.6 million

5. Achraf Hakimi
Country: Morocco
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Value: $28.4 million

5. Faouzi Ghoulam
Country: Algeria
Club: SSC Napoli
Value: $28.4 million

6. Amine Harit
Country: Morocco
Club: FC Schalke 04
Value: $25 million

7. Nabil Bentaleb
Country: Algeria
Club: FC Schalke 04
Value: $22.8 million

8. Medhi Benatia
Country: Morocco
Club: Juventus FC
Value: $17 million

9. Aïssa Mandi
Country: Algeria
Club: Real Betis Balompié
Value: $15.9 million

9. Wahbi Khazri
Country: Tunisia
Club: AS Saint-Étienne
Value: $15.9 million

10. Sofiane Boufal
Country: Morocco
Club: Celta de Vigo
Value: $13.7 million

10. Noussair Mazraoui
Country: Morocco
Club: Ajax Amsterdam
Value: $13.7 million



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