Most expensive national teams of Euro 2016: Ukraine takes 14th place
Best known participants and main contenders for victory at Euro 2016 have the most expensive squads
Money does not play football. But there is no surprise, that the most popular participants and the main contenders for the victory at Euro 2016 have the most expensive squads. We are talking about the first rival of Ukraine - the team of Germany.
The UEFA European Football Championship will be held in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016. This event will bring together 24 teams. On June 1 coaches of all teams submitted official requests, which included lists of 23 football players from each national team.
Transfermarkt internet portal estimates the list of members of Ukrainian national team at 129 million euros. And this is only the 14th place among 24 participants of the football match. Our rivals - Poland and Northern Ireland - are ranked on 10th and 23rd positions of this rating respectively.
The most fearsome rival of Ukrainians in the group stage is German national team which generally tops the list of the most expensive teams. The world champions’ squad was estimated at 562 millioneuros. Spanish footballers cost only 5 million euros cheaper. The price tag of 461 million experts hung on the national team of Belgium. These teams are followed by other grands - France, England, and Portugal.
The most expensive player at the European Championship is Cristiano Ronaldo whose transfer fee amounts to 110 million euros. He is followed by Gareth Bale from Wales (80 million euros) and Robert Lewandowski from Poland (75 million euros). The list of the most expensive Euro Ukrainians is predictably headed by Yevgen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko - both cost at 25 million euros each.
The rating of most expensive national teams is below. The total cost of the team includes a transfer fee of 23 players confirmed in the squad.
The cost of the teams at Euro 2016 (transfermarkt.com):
1. Germany - 562, 00 million euros
2. Spain - 557, 50 million euros
3. Belgium - 460, 90 million euros
4. France - 454, 00 million euros
5. England - 446, 00 million euros
6. Portugal - 321, 70 million euros
7. Croatia - 272, 25 million euros
8. Italy - 272, 00 million euros
9. Turkey - 186, 05 million euros
10. Poland - 175, 30 million euros
11. Switzerland - 172, 50 million euros
12. Wales - 168, 30 million euros
13. Russia - 133, 50 million euros
14. Ukraine - 128, 65 million euros
15. Austria - 128, 35 million euros
16. Slovakia - 91, 10 million euros
17. Ireland - 89, 30 million euros
18. Sweden - 86, 85 million euros
19. Czech Republic - 64, 45 million euros
20. Romania - 55, 95 million euros
21. Iceland - 41, 55 million euros
22. Albania - 40, 88 million euros
23. Northern Ireland - 35, 90 million euros
24. Hungary - 27, 30 million euros
With reporting from football24.ua
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