Players of Belgian Jupiler Pro League with the highest market value in 2019

As of June 2019, Sander Berge from KRC Genk had the highest market value of the Belgian football league with a value of 22 million euros. Yari Verschaeren (RSC Anderlecht) and Wesley Hoedt and Mbwana Samatta closed the top three with 15 and 12 million euros, respectively. Looking at the total market value of football clubs in the Jupiler Pro League, current league winner KRC Genk had a total market value of roughly 126 million euro (based on player values), whereas the market value of Club Brugge (second in season 2018/19) amounted to 107.1 million euros. The Belgian Jupiler Pro League is the highest division for professional football in Belgium. Contested by 16 clubs, the season runs from July to May, with play-offs deciding the championship and relegation as well as tickets for the European tournaments.

Stadium capacity of Belgian first division clubs

As of season 2018/19, the Jan-Breydel-Stadion Stadion, named after a 14th century Flemish resistance fighter and the home of both Club Brugge as well as Cercle Brugge, could host approximately 30,000 supporters. Therefore, this stadium had the highest capacity in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League. The stadium of Standard Liège (Standaard Luik) had roughly 27,700 seats, whereas the Constant vanden Stock stadium of RSC Anderlecht had a capacity of 26,361 seats.

Private ownership of football clubs

Regarding the private ownership of football clubs playing in the Jupiler Pro League, 12 clubs had a domestic private ownership, whereas a total of three were owned by foreign investors (total 16 clubs). Comparing it to the Eredivisie, significant differences are observed. In the Eredivisie from the total of 18 clubs, only three clubs had a private domestic ownership, whereas two had a foreign owner (ADO Den Haag and Vitesse Arnhem).

Players of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League with the highest market (transfer) value in 2019

Market (transfer) value in million euros
Sander Berge (KRC Genk)22
Yari Verschaeren (RSC Anderlecht)15
Wesley Hoedt (Royal Antwerp FC)12
Mbwana Samatta (KRC Genk)12
Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge)11.5
Zinho Vanheusden (Standard Luik)10
Jonathan David (KAA Gent)9
Mbaye Diagne (Club Brugge)9
Joakim Maehle (KRC Genk)9
Giorgi Chakvetadze (KAA Gent)9
Simon Mognolet (Club Brugge)8
Jhon Lucumí (KRC Genk)8
Michel Vlap (RSC Anderlecht)8
Vincent Kompany (RSC Anderlecht)8
Nacer Chadli (RSC Anderlecht)8
Siebe Schrijvers (Club Brugge)7.5
Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge)7.5
Bryan Heynen (KRC Genk)7
Landry Dimata (RSC Anderlecht)7
Krépin Diatta (Club Brugge)7
Adrien Trebel (RSC Anderlecht)7
Dylan Bronn (KAA Gent)7
Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge)6.5
Patrik Hrosovsky (KRC Genk)6.5
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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

June 25, 2019

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