The World’s 100 Most Expensive Football Transfers of All Time

The World’s 100 Most Expensive Football Transfers of All Time

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When Neymar Jr completes his transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, he will be acknowledged as the player with the most expensive transfer of all time.

At the moment, the record is held by Manchester United’s under-performed Paul Pogba whose transfer fee last year from Juventus was put at €105million, a huge mountain when compared with €44million that the Manchester United paid to pluck Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.

According to the statistics put together by American sports website, Sporting News, Matic is 46th on the list of the most expensive players of all time.

 

POS. PLAYER CLUBS YEAR FEE
1 Paul Pogba Juventus – Manchester United 2016 €105m
2 Gareth Bale Tottenham – Real Madrid 2013 €100.8m
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United – Real Madrid 2009 €94m
4 Gonzalo Higuain Napoli – Juventus 2016 €90m
5 Neymar Santos – Barcelona 2013 €86.2m
6 Romelu Lukaku Everton – Manchester United 2017 €84.8m
7 Luis Suarez Liverpool – Barcelona 2014 €82.3m
8 James Rodriguez Monaco – Real Madrid 2014 €80m
9 Alvaro Morata Real Madrid – Chelsea 2017 €78.9m
10 Zinedine Zidane Juventus – Real Madrid 2001 €77.5m
11 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg – Manchester City 2015 €75m
12 Angel Di Maria Real Madrid – Manchester United 2014 €74.6m
13 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Inter – Barcelona 2009 €69.5m
14 Raheem Sterling Liverpool – Manchester City 2015 €69.1m
15 Kaka AC Milan – Real Madrid 2009 €65m
16 Edinson Cavani Napoli- PSG 2013 €64.5m
17 David Luiz Chelsea – PSG 2014 €62.5m
18 Angel Di Maria Manchester United – PSG 2015 €61.6m
19 Oscar Chelsea – Shanghai SIPG 2016 €60.3m
20 Luis Figo Barcelona – Real Madrid 2000 €60m
21 Fernando Torres Liverpool – Chelsea 2011 €59m
22 Hulk Zenit – Shanghai SIPG 2016 €58.6m
23 Benjamin Mendy Monaco – Manchester City 2017 €58.2m
24 John Stones Everton – Manchester City 2016 €58m
25 Kyle Walker Tottenham – Manchester City 2017 €56.7m
26 Hernan Crespo Parma – Lazio 2000 €55m
27 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon – Arsenal 2017 €52.4m
28 Gianluigi Buffon Parma – Juventus 2001 €52m
29 Eliaquim Mangala Valencia – Manchester City 2014 €51.7m
30 Alex Teixeira Shakhtar Dontesk – Jiangsu Suning 2016 €50m
30 Bernardo Silva Monaco – Manchester City 2017 €50m
32 Anthony Martial Monaco – Manchester United 2015 €49.3m
33 Christian Vieri Lazio – Inter 1999 €49m
34 Gaizka Mendieta Valencia – Lazio 2001 €48m
35 Mesut Ozil Real Madrid – Arsenal 2013 €47m
36 Juan Sebastian Veron Lazio – Manchester United 2001 €46m
36 Rio Ferdinand Leeds – Manchester United 2002 €46m
36 Ronaldo Inter – Real Madrid 2002 €46m
36 Juan Mata Chelsea – Manchester United 2014 €46m
36 Douglas Costa Bayern Munich – Juventus 2017 €46m
41 Christian Benteke Aston Villa – Liverpool 2015 €45.8m
42 James Rodriguez Porto – Monaco 2013 €45m
42 Joao Mario Sporting CP – Inter 2016 €45m
42 Granit Xhaka Borussia Monchengladbach – Arsenal 2016 €45m
42 Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco – Chelsea 2017 €45m
46 Nemanja Matic Chelsea – Manchester United 2017 €44.7m
47 Leroy Sane Schalke – Manchester City 2016 €44m
48 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan – Chelsea 2006 €43.9m
49 Robinho Real Madrid – Manchester City 2008 €43m
49 Radamel Falcao Atletico Madrid – Monaco 2013 €43m
51 Alexis Sanchez Barcelona – Arsenal 2014 €42.5m
52 Rui Costa Fiorentina – AC Milan 2001 €42m
52 Javier Pastore Palermo – PSG 2011 €42m
52 Thiago Silva AC Milan – PSG 2012 €42m
52 Jackson Martinez Atletico Madrid – Guangzhou Evergrande 2016 €42m
52 Henrikh Mkhitaryan Borussia Dortmund – Manchester United 2016 €42m
52 Mohamed Salah Roma – Liverpool 2017 €42m
52 Leonardo Bonucci Juventus – AC Milan 2017 €42m
59 Lilian Thuram Parma – Juventus 2001 €41.5m
59 Corentin Tolisso Lyon – Bayern Munich 2017 €41.5m
61 Andy Carroll Newcastle – Liverpool 2011 €41.3m
62 Pavel Nedved Lazio – Juventus 2001 €41.2m
62 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia – Arsenal 2016 €41.2m
62 Sadio Mane Southampton – Liverpool 2016 €41.2m
65 Roberto Firmino Hoffenheim – Liverpool 2015 €41m
65 Marc Overmars Arsenal – Barcelona 2001 €41m
67 David Villa Valencia – Barcelona 2010 €40m
68 Sergio Aguero Atletico Madrid – Manchester City 2011 €40m
68 Radamel Falcao Porto – Atletico Madrid 2011 €40m
68 Hulk Porto – Zenit 2012 €40m
68 Axel Witsel Benfica – Zenit 2012 €40m
68 Javi Martinez Athletic Club – Bayern Munich 2012 €40m
68 Eden Hazard Lille – Chelsea 2012 €40m
68 Fernandinho Shakhtar Donetsk – Manchester City 2013 €40m
68 Ederson Benfica – Manchester City 2017 €40m
76 David Luiz PSG – Chelsea 2016 €39.6m
77 Michy Batshuayi Marseille – Chelsea 2016 €39m
77 Antonio Rudiger Roma – Chelsea 2017 €39m
79 Didier Drogba Marseille – Chelsea 2004 €38.5m
80 Michael Essien Lyon – Chelsea 2005 €38m
80 Fernando Torres Atletico Madrid – Liverpool 2007 €38m
80 Dimitar Berbatov Tottenham – Manchester United 2008 €38m
80 Gonzalo Higuain Real Madrid – Napoli 2013 €38m
80 Diego Costa Atletico Madrid – Chelsea 2014 €38m
80 Eric Bailly Villarreal – Manchester United 2016 €38m
80 Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich 2016 €38m
80 Andre Silva Porto – AC Milan 2017 €38m
88 David Beckham Manchester United – Real Madrid 2003 €37.5m
88 Luke Shaw Southampton – Manchester United 2014 €37.5m
90 Jackson Martinez Porto – Atletico Madrid 2015 €37.1m
91 Filippo Inzaghi Juventus – AC Milan 2001 €37m
91 Wayne Rooney Everton – Manchester United 2004 €37m
91 Edin Dzeko Wolfsburg – Manchester City 2010 €37m
94 Mario Gotze Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich 2013 €37m
94 Arturo Vidal Juventus – Bayern Munich 2015 €37m
96 Hernan Crespo Lazio – Inter 2002 €36m
96 Arjen Robben Chelsea – Real Madrid 2007 €36m
96 Ander Herrera Athletic Club – Manchester United 2014 €36m
99 Javier Saviola River Plate – Barcelona 2001 €35.9m
100 N’Golo Kante Leicester City 2016 €35.8m
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