With the end of the La Liga won by Real Madrid and with Messi as the main scorer, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and the league standings as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The big winner in this analysis is, without a doubt, Granada CF having reached the 7th position in the championship presenting the squad with the lowest market value (22 million Euros on 07/2019 and 52 million on 07/2020). Carlos Fernández, Darwin Machis, Antonio Puertas, and Roberto Soldado contributed a lot to this achievement, scoring 31 of the team’s 52 goals but also the good performances of Yangel Herrera and Victor Díaz. We recall that Granada CF, in the present season, also presented only the 5th lowest average salary per player in the competition, as we previously presented here.
CA Osasuna also stood out, reaching the 10th position in the championship with the 3rd least valued squad at the start of the competition and the lowest average salary per player in La Liga. In the Pamplona club, Chimy Avila, Pervis Estupiñán, Rúben Garcia, and Roberto Torres stood out.
On the other hand, the big disappointment turned out to be RCD Espanyol, which, with a squad currently valued at around 130 million Euros and the 11th most valuable squad at the start of the season, was unable to abandon the last place in the Spanish league and will compete in the second division in 2020/2021.
Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the squads’ market values suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, about 20%, being FC Barcelona the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 200 million Euros. With the resumption of the championships, these values have been slowly rising in some cases.
Market values corresponding to 7/15/2019 and 7/15/2020.
COVID-19 impact (difference between the values at 4/1/2020 and 6/15/2020).
Values in million of Euros.