20 Most Expensive Football Player Transfers Of All Time

Neymar Jr’s transfer to Paris Saint Germain has broke all kinds of financial records in footall as PSG bought him from FC Barcelona for a record $222 million (£198 million) more than double of what Manchester United’s paid for Paul Pogba (£89 million) back in 2016. Previous record transfers are a distant memories now as Neymar world record transfer set the bechmark for years to come. We breakdown most expensive football transfers of all times.

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Top 20 Most Expensive Transfers of All Times

If we take a deeper look into the 35 most expensive transfer you can see that of the top 10 most expensive transfers 9 happened since 2013 while 27 of the top 35 transfers are also after 2013. Real Madrid bought Gareth Bale for record breaking £85 million back in 2013 which overtook Ronaldo’s Real Madrid which was followed by United’s Pogba transfer at £89 million. But PSG paid Neymar Jr’s full release clause (£198 million) in one go to lure the Brazilian to France.


Update: Manchester United has resigned Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record fee of £89 million(€105m) which makes this transfer the most expensive ahead of Gareth Bale and Ronaldo’s Real Madrid moves. Manchester United agreed to pay €105 million plus add on bonuses to Juventus if certain terms are meet in future.

below is the list of top 35 most expensive transfers of all times. We have used the official transfer fees quoted in GBP.




Top 20 Most Expensive Transfers of All Times
NO#         PLAYER (Year)     TRANSFER FEE (Pounds)
1 Neymar (2017) FC Barcelona to PSG £198m
2 Paul PogbaPaul Pogba (2016) Juventus to Manchester United £89m
3 gareth bale salaryGareth Bale (2013) Totteham to Real Madrid £85.3m
4 Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo (2009) Man Utd to Real Madrid £83.7m
5 gonzalo higuainGonzalo Higuain (2016) Napoli to Juventus £75.3m
6 Romelu Lukaku (2017) Everton to Manchester United £75.3m
7 suarezLuis Suarez (2014) Liverpool to Barcelona £75m
8 Neymar (2013) Santos to Barcelona £71.5m
9 Alvaro Morata (2017) Real Madrid vs Chelsea £70.9m
10 James RodriguezJames Rodriguez (2014) Monaco to Real Madrid £63m
11 Oscar (2017) Chelsea to Shanghai SPIG £60m
12 Zlatan IbrahimovicZlatan Ibrahimovic (2009) Inter Milan to Barcelona £59m (40m+Eto’o)
13 Angel Di Maria salaryAngel Di Maria (2014) Real Madrid to Man Utd £59.7m
14 KakaKaka (2009) AC Milan to Real Madrid £56m
15 Kevin De Bruyn (2015) Wolfsburg to Manchester City £55m
16 Edinson CavaniEdinson Cavani (2013) Napoli to PSG £55m
17 Raheem Sterling (2015) Liverpool vs Manchester City £55.2
18 Benjamin Mendy (2017) Liverpool vs Manchester City £55.2
19 Kyle Walker (2017) Tottenham to Manchester City £50m
20 Angle Di Maria (2015) Manchester United to PSG £49.7

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