Saturday, 14 July, 2007

Cost Per Goal For EPL 06/07


I decided to compile a list of top-scoring players in last season's Premier League and calculate how much their goals are worth simply by dividing transfer fee over total goals. The results are below:

  1. Didier Drogba 24 million £ divided by 21 goals = 1.1 million £ per goal
  2. Benni McCarthy 2.5 million £ divided by 19 goals = 0.13 million £ per goal
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo 12.24 million £ divided by 17 goals = 0.72 million £ per goal
  4. Mark Viduka (I couldn't find his transfer fee)
  5. Darren Bent 2.5 million £ divided by 14 goals = 0.18 million £ per goal
  6. Kevin Doyle 78 thousand £ divided by 14 goals = 5.5 thousand £ per goal
  7. Wayne Rooney 31 million £ divided by 14 goals = 2.2 million £ per goal
  8. Dimitar Berbatov 10.9 million £ divided by 13 goals = 0.84 million £ per goal
  9. Robbie Keane 7 million £ divided by 12 goals = 1.27 million £ per goal
  10. Dirk Kuyt 9 million £ divided by 12 goals = 0.75 million £ per goal
  11. Yakubu 7.5 million £ divided by 12 goals = 0.63 million £ per goal
Of course, this it not entirely accurate because some fees were not totally disclosed, you cannot judge a player's performance simply by the goals scored in one season (such as Wayne Rooney) and I did not take into consideration goals scored in other competitions.

Just for interest's sake, this is Andriy Shevchenko's cost per goal:

Andriy Shevchenko 30 million £ divided by 4 goals = 7.5 million £ per goal

Even if you put into consideration all the goals he scored for Chelsea - 4 league goals, 7 domestic cup goals and 3 Champions League goals, it is still 2.14 million £ per goal.

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