With the end of the Liga NOS won by FC Porto and with Carlos Vinicius from SL Benfica 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 Gil Vicente FC by having reached the 10th position in the championship presenting the squad with the lowest market value (5 million Euros on 07/2019 and 10 million on 07/2020). The good performances of Henrique Gomes, Sandro Lima (10 goals scored in the League) and Ygor Nogueira contributed a lot to this achievement.
FC Famalicão also stood out, reaching the 6th position in the championship with the 12th most valued squad at the beginning of the competition. In the Famalicão side, Fábio Martins stood out with 12 goals scored, as well as Diogo Gonçalves, Pedro Gonçalves and Toni Martinez with 10 goals scored.
On the other hand, Portimonense SC ended up being the biggest disappointment, which, with a squad currently valued at around 17 million Euros and the 6th most valuable at the beginning of the season, was unable to abandon the 17th place in the Portuguese league and will compete in the second division (Liga PRO) in 2020/2021.
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 19%, with SL Benfica being the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 62 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.