With the end of the Bundesliga won once more by Bayern Munchen, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and their league standings as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The main highlights were, without a doubt, SC Freiburg and FC Union Berlin by reaching the 8th and 11th positions, respectively, in the championship presenting the 2nd and 5th squads with the lowest market value (37 and 114 million Euros at the beginning of the season).
Regarding SC Freiburg, Nils Petersen, Lucas Holer and Jonathan Schmid contributed a lot by scoring 24 of the team’s 48 goals but also Nicolas Hofler‘s good performances. We remind you that SC Freiburg is also the club that takes more advantage of the salaries it pays to its athletes, as we showed earlier here.
FC Union Berlin also stood out with the contribution of Christopher Trimmel and Sebastian Andersson. The Berlin team also presented this season the 2nd lowest average salary per player in the competition.
At the same time, the big disappointment turned out to be Werder Bremen who, with a squad currently valued at around 119 million Euros and the 12th most valuable squad at the start of the season, was unable to go beyond the 16th place in the German league.
Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the market values of the squads suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, about 18%, with Bayern Munchen being the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 180 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.