The Transfermarkt web portal —characterized by having soccer statistical data in terms of scores, results, player prices and transfer news— located five Central American players among the best listed after last year’s season. Footballers currently play in European leagues, such as Spain, Belgium and France, and also in the United States.
Despite the fact that soccer in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and other countries is not very competitive, some athletes have been able to reach leagues that are, making their way on their own. Such is the case of Keylor Navas, who, until now, is the best athlete that these lands saw born and grow to reach the best or one of the best clubs in the world such as Real Madrid.
Keylor Navas is the Costa Rican who stood out the most, proof of this was his successful time at Real Madrid, where he managed to win three Champions League. Thus, he became one of the most prominent footballers of the institution. He is currently a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain and his cost is 12 million euros.
Alberth Elis is a 25-year-old Honduran forward who currently belongs to the Girondins de Bordeaux ranks in France’s Ligue 1. He is the second most expensive footballer in Central America, with 6 million euros, according to Transfermarkt, and has scored seven goals in 11 games played this season.
Randall Leal was born in Costa Rica and is 24 years old. He currently plays as a left winger for Major League Soccer‘s Nashville Soccer Club. He is considered one of the best elements of his native team and his price is 4 million euros, which places him as the third most expensive footballer on the payroll.
Michael Murillo plays for Belgium’s Anderlecht as a central defender. His nationality is Panamanian and he is 25 years old. Both in his club and in his selection he has made a name for himself and is a fundamental piece in matches. Transfermarkt quotes it at 3.5 million euros.
Anthony Lozano is a 28-year-old Honduran who currently plays for Cádiz in La Liga Santander, in Spain. His position is as a forward and he has managed to score five goals in 10 games played. His economic valuation is 2.20 million euros and, like the aforementioned, he is a national team player.