10 Real Madrid’s Biggest Signing Transfer of All Time – Real Madrid Club de Fútbol or commonly known as Real Madrid C.F. is one of the most successful football clubs in the World. Historically, this club has won many trophies, from Domestics to Intercontinental trophies. This club has Won UEFA Champions League 14 times (1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1965–66, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2021–22). Besides, this club also has Won Intercontinental Cup 3 times (1960, 1998, 2002), FIFA Club World Cup 4 times (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), and UEFA Cup in 2 times (1984–85, 1985–86) and UEFA Super Cup 4 times (2002, 2014, 2016, 2017). In their domestic competition, they have won La Liga 35 times and Copa Del Rey 19 times.
With Various winning trophies Since its founding, many football players want to play in this club. From the legend of Alfredo Di Stefano, Louis Figo, Raul Gonzalez, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Hierro, and the other famous and skillful players ever played for this club. Many players and transfers always become the headline of the news. As a big club with abundant income/earnings, this club can sacrifice a large amount of money to strengthen its squad. Historically, there are 10 of the World’s Biggest Signing Transfers of Real Madrid since its establishment.
The Rank of 10 Real Madrid’s Biggest Signing Transfer of All Time
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Brief Description of 10 Real Madrid’s Biggest Signing Transfer of All Time
Eden Hazard still becomes Real Madrid’s Biggest Signing Transfer. Financially, Real Madrid bought this player 115 million Euros in 2019. Historically, this player was bought from Chelsea F.C. in 2019. Eden Michael Hazard or commonly known as Eden Hazard is a Belgian Football player that was born in La Louvière, Belgium on January 7th, 1991. His performance attracted some big clubs in Europe when he played in Lille. Finally, Chelsea was fortunate to bring him to Stamford Bridge (Chelsea stadium) in 2012 which cost around £32 million. After 8 years in Chelsea more or less, contributing 110 goals from 352 appearances, he joined to Real Madrid with New Challenges.
After 3 seasons in Real Madrid more or less, his performance is not that Fans expected his injury and underperformed showing his less contribution to this club. With the big cost of his coming to Los Blancos, he just contributes 66 appearances with 6 goals for this club.
2. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is the second Real Madrid’s Biggest Signing Transfer. Financially, Real Madrid brought this player from Tottenham Hotspur for around 101 million Euros in 2013. Historically, Gareth Frank Bale was born in Cardiff Wales on July 16th, 1989. He is the product of Southampton academy and his career rise after playing with Tottenham Hotspur from 2007 to 2013. His transfers became the headline at that time because of the expensive cost and became the most expensive player.
Since his coming to Real Madrid, he can win many trophies for Real Madrid 5 times Champions League, 3 times La Liga, 3 times UEFA Super Cup, and 3 times FIFA Cup World Cup. His career in this club is not good as well due to his injury. He is vulnerable to injury and disturbs his appearances and contribution to Real Madrid. After most of 8 seasons in this club, he can contribute 106 goals from 258 appearances.
Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni is a French Football player who was born in Rouen, France January 27th, 2000. He is one of the hottest transfers in 2022. His performance in Monaco makes some big clubs fall in love with him. Finally, he joined Real Madrid in 2022 at a cost of around 100 million Euros. Basically, this makes him the third Real Madrid’s Biggest Signing Transfer. With his coming to Real Madrid, he is expected to bring Real Madrid consistent as Top-Level Clubs can compete with other rivals, namely F.C. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese football player that was born in Funchal, Madeira, on February 5th, 1985. By the way, his career started with Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United brought him. In Old Trafford, he can bring this club in the successive era. He has won Premier League 3 times with Manchester United (2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009) and one time of UEFA Champions League in 2007-2008.
After a glorious time in Manchester United, he joined Real Madrid 2009 with cost of around 94 million Euros. In this club, he becomes the monster in front of opponent Goal. Totally, after 9 seasons in Santiago Bernabeu, he contributed 438 goals from 450 appearances. He has Won 4 times UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 2 times La Liga (2011-2012 and 2016-2017), 2 times UEFA Super Cup (2014, 2017), and 3 times of FIFA Club World Cup (2014, 2016, 2017).
Zinedine Yazid Zidane was a French Football player who was born in Marseille, France on June 23rd, 1972. He joins to Real Madrid from Juventus with a record fee of 77.5 million Euros in 2001. This value makes him the most expensive player at that time. He is one of the legends of Juventus and Real Madrid, with many trophies. As a Real Player, he has won LA Liga in 2002-2003, and UEFA Champions League in 2001-2002. In his era, Real Madrid was known as Los Galactico’s team because of many stars in that team, namely Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo, David Beckham, Raul Gonzales, and the others. After retiring, he also brings the trophies to Real Madrid as Manager. As Real Madrid manager, he has Won 3 times of UEFA Champions League 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, and 2 times La Liga (2016-2017 and 2019-2020).
6. James Rodriguez
James David Rodríguez Rubio or commonly known as James Rodriguez is one of the most expensive players bought by Real Madrid. His transfer to Real Madrid from Monaco is around 75 Million Euros in 2014. Historically, he was born in Cúcuta, Colombia on July 12th, 1991. Real Madrid wants him because of his incredible performance in World Cup 2014 with Columbia National team. After his signing with Real Madrid, He just played for this team for 3 seasons because of his underperformance and misperception of the Real Madrid Fans.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite or commonly known as Kaka is a Brazilian football player that was born in Gama, Brazil on April 2nd, 1982. He became one of the most expensive players in Real Madrid with a cost of around 67 million euros. Real Madrid brought this player from AC Milan because of the Financial crisis of that team. Because of his stunning performance AC Milan, Real Madrid wants him to compete with F.C.Barcelona team and strengthen the team because of the lack of trophies after Galactico’s era. Basically, he just played for this team for 4 seasons with minimal trophies, namely 1 La Liga trophy in 2011-2012 and Copa Del Rey in 2010-2011.
Luka Jović is Serbian Football player that was born in Loznica, Serbia on December 23rd, 1997. He is one of the most expensive players, with transfer fees of around 60 million euros. Yet, he still struggles in this Real Madrid. His performance in Eintracht Frankfurt is not positively correlating with Real Madrid. He Just played 36 appearances for this team and just score 3 goals for Los Blanco’s. Yet, Real Madrid still loans this player to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo or commonly known as Louis Figo is one of the most expensive players of Real Madrid had a value of around 60 Million Euros. Historically, he was born in Almada, Portugal on November 4th, 1972. His transfer at a time is one of the most controversial transfers due to the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid. He basically becomes the idol of Camp Nou while playing in F.C. Barcelona from 1995 to 2000. After his departure to Real Madrid, Many Barcelona Fans hated him and call him as a traitor. His first comeback to Camp Nou as a Real Madrid shirt makes Barcelona fans furious and throw a pig’s head at him. Basically, his journey in Madrid has been quite successful with 2 times La Liga (2000–01, 2002–03) and 1 time UEFA Champions League 2001–02.
10. Eder Militao
Éder Gabriel Militão or commonly known as Eder Militao is a Brazilian Football player who was born in Sertãozinho, São Paulo on January 18th, 1998. He came to Real Madrid in 2019 with record fees of around 50 million Euros. Basically, he came from F.C. Porto as a strong defender, and now he become a vital part of the Defensive system in Real Madrid.
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