The 100 most expensive football transfers of all time


Neymar completes the transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain Staggering cost of 222 million euros In the summer of 2017, the big deal has not stopped since then. Kylian Mbappe meets him in Paris 145 million euros plus a 35 million euro bonus.

Due to the transfer to the French capital, the Brazilian is now the most valuable player ever, breaking the previous record held by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who came from Juventus in 2016 for 105 million euro Old Trafford Stadium. At the same time, Mbappé ranked second on the list.

Atletico Madrid spent 126 million euros on Benfica’s Joao Felix in July 2019, placing the Portuguese star third on our list.

Philippe Coutinho moved from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018, and he is now fourth, while Barcelona captured French duo Antoine Griezmann and Osman Griezmann from Atletico Madrid and Dortmund Dembele put them ahead of Pogba.

Eden Hazard moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid for 100 million euros and a surcharge, which tied him for ninth. Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked 9th and 11th on the list. His transfer to Juventus in the summer of 2018 cost more than his transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid nine years ago.

You can view the complete list of the world’s most expensive football players below.

On this page

  1. The most expensive British player
  2. The most expensive boy
  3. The most expensive defender
  4. The most expensive goalkeeper
  5. Largest transfer outside Europe
position player club year cost
1 Neymar Barcelona-PSG 2017 222 million euros
2 Kylian Mbappé Monaco-PSG 2017 145 million euros (+35 million euros)
3 Joao Felix Benfica-Atletico Madrid 2019 year 126 million euros
4 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool-Barcelona 2018 120 million euros (+40 million euros)
4 Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid-Barcelona 2019 year 120 million euros
6 Osman Dembele Dortmund-Barcelona 2017 105 million euros (+45 million euros)
6 Paul Pogba Juventus-Manchester United 2016 105 million euros
8 Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur-Real Madrid year 2013 100.8 million euros
9 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid-Juventus 2018 100 million euros
9 The Garden of Eden Hazard Chelsea-Real Madrid 2019 year 100 million euros (+40 million euros)
11 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United-Real Madrid Year 2009 94 million euros
12 Gonzalo Higuain Naples-Juventus 2016 90 million euros
13 Harry Maguire Leicester City-Manchester United 2019 year 87.1 million euros
14 Neymar Santos-Barcelona year 2013 86.2 million euros
15 Romelu Lukaku Everton-Manchester United 2017 84.8 million euros
16 Virgil Van Dyke Southampton-Liverpool 2018 84.5 million euros
17 Luis Suarez placeholder image Liverpool-Barcelona Year 2014 82.3 million euros
18 James Rodriguez Monaco-Real Madrid Year 2014 80 million euros
18 Kepa arizabaraga Sports Club-Chelsea 2018 80 million euros
18 Lucas Hernandez Atletico Madrid-Bayern Munich 2019 year 80 million euros
18 Romelu Lukaku Manchester United-Inter Milan 2019 year 80 million euros
twenty two Nicholas Pepe Lille-Arsenal 2019 year 79 million euros
twenty three Alvaro Morata Real Madrid-Chelsea 2017 78.9 million euros
twenty four Zidane Juventus-Real Madrid 2001 77.5 million euros
25 Matisse Delicht Ajax-Juventus 2019 year 75 million euros (+10.5 million euros)
25 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg-Manchester City 2015 75 million euros
25 Frankie De Jong Ajax-Barcelona 2019 year 75 million euros
28 Angel Di Maria Real Madrid-Manchester United Year 2014 74.6 million euros
29 Allison Becker Rome-Liverpool 2018 73 million euros
30 Arthur Merlot Barcelona-Juventus 2020 year 72 million euros (+10 million euros)
31 Kay Haverts Bayer Leverkusen-Chelsea 2020 year 70 million euros (+9 million euros)
31 Luka Jovic Frankfurt-Real Madrid 2019 year 70 million euros
31 Rodri Atletico Madrid-Manchester City 2019 year 70 million euros
34 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Inter Milan-Barcelona Year 2009 69.5 million euros
35 Raheem Sterling Liverpool-Manchester City 2015 69.1 million euros
36 Ruben Dias Benfica-Manchester City 2020 year 68 million euros (+3.6 million euros)
37 Riad Mahrez Leicester City-Manchester City 2019 year 67.8 million euros
38 Diego Costa Chelsea-Atletico Madrid 2018 66 million euros
39 Thomas Lemar Monaco-Atletico Madrid 2018 65 million euros
39 Kaka AC Milan-Real Madrid Year 2009 65 million euros
39 Emeric Laporte Athletic Club-Manchester City 2018 65 million euros
39 Joao Cancelo Juventus-Manchester City 2019 year 65 million euros (including Danilo)
43 Edinson Cavani Naples-PSG year 2013 64.5 million euros
44 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dortmund-Arsenal 2018 63.75 million euros
45 David Luiz Chelsea-PSG Year 2014 62.5 million euros
46 Angel Di Maria Manchester United-PSG 2015 61.6 million euros
47 Oscar Chelsea-Shanghai SIPG 2017 60.3 million euros
48 Ashraf Hakimi International Paris Saint-Germain 2021 60 million euros (11 million euros)
48 Miralem Pjanic Juventus-Barcelona 2020 year 60 million euros (+5 million euros)
48 Nabi Keita RB Leipzig-Liverpool 2018 60 million euros
48 Luis Figo Barcelona-Real Madrid 2000’s 60 million euros
48 Tanki Ndombele Lyon-Tottenham 2019 year 60 million euros
53 Fernando Torres Liverpool-Chelsea year 2011 59 million euros
54 Fred Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester United 2018 58.9 million euros
54 Jorginho Naples-Chelsea 2018 58.9 million euros
56 Hulk Zenit-Shanghai SIPG 2016 58.6 million euros
57 Benjamin Mendy Monaco-Manchester City 2017 58.2 million euros
58 John Stones Everton-Manchester City 2016 58 million euros
59 Kyle Walker Tottenham Hotspur-Manchester City 2017 56.7 million euros
60 Ben Chilwell Leicester City-Chelsea 2020 year 55.8 million euros
61 Bruno Fernandez Sports-Manchester United 2020 year 55 million euros (+25 million euros)
61 Hernan Crespo Parma-Lazio 2000’s 55 million euros
63 Alexander Lazette Lyon-Arsenal 2017 53 million euros (+7 million euros)
63 Timo Werner RB Leipzig-Chelsea 2020 year 53 million euros
65 Gianluigi Buffon Parma-Juventus 2001 52 million euros
66 Eliakim Mangala Porto-Manchester City Year 2014 51.7 million euros
67 Alex Teixeira Shakhtar Donetsk-Jiangsu Suning 2016 50 million euros
67 Bernardo Silva Monaco-Manchester City 2017 50 million euros
67 Fabinho Monaco-Liverpool 2018 50 million euros
67 Edmilita Porto-Real Madrid 2019 year 50 million euros
67 Aaron Wan-Bissaka Crystal Palace-Manchester United 2019 year 50 million euros
67 Thomas Patty Atletico Madrid-Arsenal 2020 year 50 million euros
67 Victor Oshimchen Lille-Naples 2020 year 50 million euros
74 Anthony Martial Monaco-Manchester United 2015 49.3 million euros
75 Gilfi Sigudson Swansea City-Everton 2017 49.2 million euros
76 Sane Manchester City-Bayern Munich 2020 year 49 million euros (11 million euros)
76 Christian Vieri Lazio-Inter Milan Year 1999 49 million euros
78 Gezka Mendieta Valencia-Lazio 2001 48 million euros
78 Flamendi Lyon-Real Madrid 2019 year 48 million euros
80 Ozil Real Madrid-Arsenal year 2013 47 million euros
81 Juan Sebastian Veron Lazio-Manchester United 2001 46 million euros
81 Rio Ferdinand Leeds United-Manchester United year 2002 46 million euros
81 Ronaldo Inter Milan-Real Madrid year 2002 46 million euros
81 Juan Mata Chelsea-Manchester United Year 2014 46 million euros
81 Douglas Costa Bayern Munich-Juventus 2017 46 million euros
86 Christian Benteke Aston Villa-Liverpool 2015 45.8 million euros
87 Diogo Jota Wolves-Liverpool 2020 year 45.1 million euros (+4.4 million euros)
88 James Rodriguez Porto-Monaco year 2013 45 million euros
88 Joao Mario Sports CP-Inter Milan 2016 45 million euros
88 Granit Zaka Monchengladbach-Arsenal 2016 45 million euros
88 Timoue Bakayoko Monaco-Chelsea 2017 45 million euros
88 Richardson Watford-Everton 2018 45 million euros
88 Little Vinicius Flamenco-Real Madrid 2018 45 million euros
88 Rodrigo Santos-Real Madrid 2019 year 45 million euros
88 Matteo Kovacic Real Madrid-Chelsea 2019 year 45 million euros
88 Sebastian Haller Frankfurt-West Ham United 2019 year 45 million euros
97 Matic Chelsea-Manchester United 2017 44.7 million euros
98 Yuri Tillermans Monaco-Leicester City 2019 year 44.6 million euros
99 Sane Schalke-Manchester City 2016 44 million euros
100 Andrei Shevchenko AC Milan-Chelsea year 2006 43.9 million euros

The most expensive British player

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Gareth Bale is the most valuable British player of all time. In 2013, Real Madrid was worth 100.8 million euros.

At the time, Bell was the most valuable player in history, but his ranking in 2019 slipped to eighth. He is now behind the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Philip Coutinho.

By the way, the most valuable English player in history is Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, who joined from Leicester City in 2019 for 87.1 million euros.

The most expensive boy

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Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable teenager in Paris Saint-Germain’s history. The deal was worth 180 million euros after receiving a bonus.

Not only is he the most expensive young football player ever, but Mbappé is also the second most expensive player ever.

Joao Felix became the second most expensive teenager after Mbappe. He was signed by Atletico Madrid from Benfica for €126 million in 2019.

The most expensive defender

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When Manchester United paid a transfer fee worth 87.1 million euros to Leicester City in 2019, Harry Maguire became the most valuable defender ever.

Maguire surpassed Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in the process, but only relatively weak. The Dutch central defender spent 84.5 million euros for the Red Army.

The most expensive goalkeeper

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Kepa Arrizabalaga (Kepa Arrizabalaga) became the most valuable goalkeeper in history, after Chelsea spent 80 million euros in 2018 to satisfy his termination clause with the athletic club.

For a long time, the former Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon joined the Turin team from Parma for 52 million euros, which is a huge expense considering inflation.

Then within a few weeks, the record was broken twice. First, Liverpool introduced Roma’s Alisen Becker at a price of 73 million euros, temporarily becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.

Not to be outdone, Chelsea even matched Kepa’s termination clause a month later, which means that the Spanish international has quickly replaced Allison as the first in transfer history.

Largest transfer outside Europe

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The highest price paid by a non-European club for a player was 60.3 million euros, and Shanghai SIPG gave the money to Chelsea in 2016 in exchange for the Brazilian midfielder Oscar.

However, as the market develops, who knows which record will be broken next? !



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