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Top 10 most expensive ASEAN footballers: Neil Etheridge, Chanathip Songkrasin & Lilypaly appears

Top 10 most expensive ASEAN footballers: Neil Etheridge, Chanathip Songkrasin & Lilypaly appears

Top 10 names with the highest transfer value in Southeast Asia so far include Neil Etheridge - number 1 goalkeeper of the Philippines.

Recently, the media has a statistical article listing the 10 most valuable Southeast Asian players in the transfer market. Based on the updated figures on the prestigious player valuation page Transfermarkt, this article emphasizes that the position of Southeast Asian players in the world has now changed.

More and more Southeast Asian players are moving to play in the European leagues, without a doubt, the demand for Southeast Asian players has grown tremendously.

However, media also points to a paradox. Despite much success in recent years, the Vietnamese team does not have any names in the list of the 10 most expensive players in Southeast Asia.

According to Transfermarkt, striker Nguyen Cong Phuong (Sint-Truidense) is valued at 200,000 euros. Meanwhile, Doan Van Hau is valued at 150,000 euros. The figures are still far below the prices of players Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Top 10 most expensive ASEAN footballers: Neil Etheridge, Chanathip Songkrasin & Lilypaly appears

The most underpriced player on the is Stefano Lilypaly from Indonesia. The 29-year-old Dutch player is valued at 405,000 euros, though he is only playing for Bali United in the domestic league. At the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016, Lilypaly scored the first goal in the semi-final match against Vietnam at My Dinh Stadium.

The most expensive player in the top 10 stars in Southeast Asia is goalkeeper Neil Etheridge of the Philippines with 7.2 million euros. He is also the most successful Southeast Asian player in the history of the Premier League with 10 clean sheets from 38 games for Cardiff City in the 2018-2019 season.

The country that contributes the most names in the list of 10 Southeast Asian players is Thailand with 5 names. These are Kawin Thamsatchanan (495,000 euros), Thitipan Puangchan (504,000 euros), Theerathon Bunmathan (720,000 euros), Teerasil Dangda (810,000 euros) and Chanathip Songkrasin (1.98 million euros).

Top 10 most expensive ASEAN footballers: Neil Etheridge, Chanathip Songkrasin & Lilypaly appears