Top 25 most valuable players in 2022

MX League is one of the most competitive leagues in the Americas, clearly the best in the Concacaf region. Liga MX teams have already qualified for the Copa Libertadores final and have had some great runs in the Club World Cup.

Whereas MX League does its share of spending and sometimes not with the best results, the league also evolves into a selling league. More and more Mexican players are making the leap abroad and the following list is just a taste of the quality of Liga MX.

What is interesting to note is the number of defenders among the most popular players in Mexican football. here are the 25 most valuable players in Liga MX according to Transfermarkt.

25. Leonardo Fernandez – $5.5 million

The Toluca midfielder had an impactful start to his career in Uruguay playing for Fenix. After a poor spell at Tigres, a move to Toluca was exactly what the doctor ordered, contributing to the attack since 2022.

24. Carlos Acevedo – $5.5 million

The Santos Laguna goalkeeper has been protecting the club’s net since 2016, and recently Carlos Acevedo was named the team’s captain.

23. Sebastian Caceres – $5.5 million

The young Uruguayan defender has been in and out of Club America training lately, Sebastián Cáceres has played over 50 games and scored just one goal for Las Aguilas.

22. Uriel Antuna – $5.5 million

Mexico international and Cruz Azul winger Uriel Antuna has been productive for Cruz Azul and continues to do so for the Mexico national team when called up. Antuna played briefly for the Los Angeles Galaxy after starting his career in Europe.

21. Roberto Alvarado – $6 million

Midfielder Roberto Alvarado signed with Chivas this season and has contributed the best he can for the wrestlers. Alvarado’s best stuff was when he was with Cruz Azul from 2018 to 2021.

20. Doria – $6.6 million

The Santos Laguna captain has been a hit for the Verdiblancos after spending much of his career in Europe. Dória is a regular defender and has been part of Santos’ roster since 2018.

19. Luis Abram – $6.6 million

Peru full-back Luis Abram is currently on loan at Cruz Azul of Granada, La Liga where Abram has played all 6 games. This season in 11 games, Abram has scored 2 goals and is a regular starter for the team.

18. Sebastian Vegas – $6.6 million

Well-traveled defender Sebastián Vegas signed with Monterrey in 2021 and has started as a starter this season. Stable in defense, the Chilean won 2 titles at the club.

17. Nicolás Ibáñez – $6.6 million

Argentina striker Nicolás Ibáñez has been a resounding success with the goal for Pachuca since his arrival in 2021. This season, the Argentine has scored 9 goals in 13 games. Ibáñez started his career with lower division side Comunicaciones and then Gimnasia de La Plata before moving to Liga MX where he made a name for himself.

16. Pedro Aquino – $6.6 million

Peruvian Pedro Aquino has missed most of this season through injury and has played sparingly for America since arriving in 2020.

15. Jesus Angulo – $6.6 million

Mexican defender Jesús Angulo hasn’t been in one place for so long, although this season for the Tigres he has started all of their games. Angulo won two league titles, one with Atlas and the other with Santos.

14. Diego Valdes – $6.6 million

Attacking midfielder Diego Valdés has been a solid performer in Liga MX and in America this season has provided much-needed goals and set up the game.

13. Yairo Moreno – $7.7 million

Colombian Yairo Moreno played more of a role off the bench for Pachuca. Moreno can be considered a disappointing signing since arriving in 2021.

12. Luis Romo – $7.7 million

A player who contributed to Tata Martino for the Mexican national team, Luis Romo is a capable midfielder for Monterrey and will be one of the players on Tata’s World Cup roster.

11. Cesar Montes – $7.7 million

César Montes has played his entire career at Monterrey and will continue to feature for Los Rayados in the future. The defender is a rock at the back and also provides his defensive skills for El Tri.

10. Yeferson Soteldo – $7.7 million

Former TFC DP Yeferson Soteldo said he was “not focused” in MLS. Well, it looks like Liga MX is no better, Soteldo has largely disappointed in his cameo appearances for Tigres.

9. Erick Sanchez – $7.7 million

The midfielder has been helping Pachuca’s attack since 2016, Erick Sánchez is a role player for his club and was a regular player for Los Tuzos.

8. Jose Macías – $7.7 million

José Macías has been with Chivas since 2017, with a few loan spells in between. As El Tri Macías have an impressive 4 goals in 5 games, this season José Macías has missed most of the year scoring only 2 goals during the campaign.

7. Victor Guzman – $8.25 million

A lifer from Pachuca, since 2015 and with over 180 games for the club, Víctor Guzmán is a big contributor to the club and this season has 5 goals 2 assists in 13 games.

6. Alexis Vega – $8.25 million

The Chivas and Mexican international has played well for his club with 4 goals in 10 games this season. Alexis Vega’s season was marred when he strangled Cruz Azul’s Ignacio Rivero during a game.

5. Nicolás López – $8.25 million

Irregular Uruguayan striker Nicolás López has seen his title drop in recent weeks. After an MVP season last year only 1 goal this season and now on the bench. López has a history of drifting and never lived up to his promise as a great player.

4. Fernando Gorriaran – $8.80 million

The central midfielder continues to be a powerful presence for Santos in the middle, assisting on 3 goals and scoring 2 so far this season. Fernando Gorriarán is a tough-nosed player and could move on to better things soon.

3. Maximiliano Meza – $9.9 million

The talented Argentinian has been in Liga MX and Monterrey since 2019. Meza is an Argentina national team player and continues to be one of the best players in Liga MX.

2. Carlos Rodriguez – $11 million

Carlos Rodríguez has started his spell at Cruz Azul very well after his time at Monterrey. Rodríguez is a talented midfielder who will be part of the Mexican national team in the future. At 25, he could still make the leap to Europe.

1. Florian Thauvin – $13.2 million

Winger Florian Thauvin is the most valuable player in Liga MX, his return has been modest, in his last 22 games the French star has 5 goals and 2 assists.

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