How Europe Football Stars Stack Up Against Property?

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Something interesting from our global team football stars as Euro 2016 continues.

As football fans from around the world flock to France for the UEFA Euro 2016 championship tournament, how much are some of the region’s best-known football stars worth compared to real estate values in their home nations?

According to reports, Germany boasts the most valuable squad of any of the 24 teams competing, with a combined value of €538 million, followed by Spain, Belgium, England and France in fifth place.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the region’s highest value player – worth €110 million – and, as individual footballer values continue to soar, the tournaments’ top players often exchange hands for multi-million dollar sums. But how does this compare with European property, which can often trade for millions if not billions of euros?

How many Paul Pogba’s would you need to buy Paris’ Coeur Defense, for example? How much is London’s iconic Gherkin tower worth compared with star midfielder Raheem Sterling?

As the teams battle it out for the European Championship title, find out how the tournaments’ most famous faces compare with well-known buildings in their home nations.

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Craig Plumb

Author: Craig Plumb

Craig has over 20 years’ experience providing clients with quality advice on real estate market conditions in the UK, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. With a background in urban economics and spatial planning, he has particular expertise in the areas of property market research, development consultancy, transport related infrastructure projects and corporate real estate.

Since moving to the UAE in 2006, Craig has authored over 50 research reports on different aspects of the MENA real estate market. He has also provided market research and consulting services to major investor, developer and government clients and has appeared as an independent real estate expert before the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Geography from Lancaster University and an M.Phil in Environmental Planning from Reading University (UK).

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