15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfer of F.C. Barcelona

15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfers of F.C. Barcelona  

15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfers of F.C. Barcelona –Futbol Club Barcelona (F.C.Barcelona) is one of the most successful club in Football history. Based on its history, this club was founded by a consortium from diverse countries, namely Spain, Swiss, German, and English which was led by Joan Gamper on November 29th, 1899. Popular with slogan Més que un club or more than a club, this club has won many trophies from various competitions, leagues and tournament.  Overall, until 2022, F.C. Barcelona has won 26 La Liga title, 31 times of Copa Del Rey, 5 times of UEFA Champions League, 4 times UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 5 times UEFA Super Cup, and 3 times of FIFA Cup World Cup.

15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfers of F.C. Barcelona

Catalan-based Football Club become one of the most supported clubs in the world because of the huge stadium with 99.000 of capacity. As one of the biggest clubs in Europe and the World, this club can buy some players across the globe to strengthen their squad. Some transfers must sacrifice the a large amount of money. Here is The Rank of 15 World’s Biggest Signing Transfer of F.C. Barcelona. Some transfer can be good, but some of them fails.  

The Rank of 15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfers of F.C. Barcelona  

RankName of PlayersTransfer Fees
Million Euro
1Ousmane Dembélé140
2Philippe Coutinho135
3Antoine Griezmann120
4Neymar88
5Frenkie de Jong86
6Luis Suárez81.72
7Zlatan Ibrahimovic69.5
8Miralem Pjanic60
9Ferran Torres55
10Malcom41
11David Villa40
12Paulinho40
13André Gomes37
14Clément Lenglet35.9
15Javier Saviola35.9
Source : transfermarkt, 2022

Brief Description of 15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfers of F.C. Barcelona  

1.Ousmane Dembélé    

Masour Ousmane Dembélé commonly known as Ousmane Dembele still becomes the Most Expensive Signing Transfer of F.C. Barcelona. Historically, he was born in Vernon, France on May 15th, 1997. Based on the transfer, F.C. Barcelona must sacrifice 140 million euros to acquire from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. His arrival at that time is the immediate response of F.C. Barcelona due to the departure of Neymar Junior to Paris Saint-Germain. With his age, F.C. Barcelona believes in him, and he is still a pivotal part in the attacking system of F.C. Barcelona.

2. Philippe Coutinho      

Philippe Coutinho Correia or commonly known as Phillippe Coutinho is Brazilian Football player who was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 12th, 1992. Basically, he still becomes the second-Most Expensive Signing Transfer of F.C. Barcelona.  Financially, F.C. Barcelona must spend 135 million euros to bring him to Camp Nou from Liverpool F.C.  After incredible seasons with Liverpool F.C., he joined F.C. Barcelona in 2018. After some seasons, his career in this club is not good enough. His performance is not expected by F.C. Barcelona fans and some Barcelona fans were disappointed with his contribution. His price is not positively correlated with his performance in the field.

3. Antoine Griezmann   

Antoine Griezmann is French professional football player who was born in Macon, France on March 21st, 1991. Based on his career, his performance attracted many clubs while he was playing for Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid. Finally, F.C. Barcelona bring him 120 million euros. His arrival to Camp Nou is expected to help Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez in scoring goals, but his career is not in its peak level. Some critics are pointed to him because of his underperformance in F.C.Barcelona. Until F.C. Barcelona loans him to Atlético Madrid.

4.Neymar          

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior or commonly known as Neymar is potential player from Santos and brings that club to the champion of Copa Libertadores in 2011. His incredible performance in Santos made Barcelona bought him a world record at a time of around eighty-eight million Euro (€) in 2013. After his arrival, his duets with Messi and Suarez make them the best front three owned by F.C. Barcelona.

5. Frenkie de Jong          

Frenkie de Jong is Dutch football player who was born in Gorinchem, Netherland on May 12th, 1997. His career is in good shape when he played for Ajax Amsterdam and bring this team to the UEFA Championship final in 2019. After some achievements in Ajax Amsterdam, he joined F.C. Barcelona in 2019 with a cost of around 86 million euros (€). He still became a pivotal part of F.C. Barcelona’s midfield system.  

6.Luis Suárez    

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz or commonly known as Luis Suarez is Uruguayan football player that was born ‘in Salto, Uruguay on January 24th, 1987. Historically, he become an attractive player when he played for Ajax Amsterdam and Liverpool. After playing for Liverpool from 2011 to 2014, he joined to F.C. Barcelona with a value of around 81.72 million Euro (€).  After for some seasons with F.C.Barcelona, he leaves this club and joins Atletico Madrid.

7.Zlatan Ibrahimovic     

Zlatan Ibrahimović is Swedish professional football player that was born in Malmö, Sweden on October 3rd, 1981. His good performance in Inter Milan and Juventus attracted F.C. Barcelona to buy him. In 2009, he joined F.C. Barcelona with transfer cost of around 69.5 million Euro. Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola at that time as F.C. Barcelona’s manager, his career is not good enough and he joined A.C. Milan in the next season.

8.Miralem Pjanic           

Miralem Pjanić is Bosnian Football Tuzla who was born in Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 2nd, 1990. He is one of the most expensive plays that was signed by F.C Barcelona. Historically, before joining F.C. Barcelona, he played well in A.S. Roma and Juventus. F.C. Barcelona must sacrifice its money around 60 million euros in 2020. His career at Barcelona is not going well for him due to minimal minutes of play for this club.

9.Ferran Torres

Ferran Torres García is Spanish football player who was born in Foios, Spain on February 29th, 2000. He is one of the most potential players from Spain. In 2022, F.C. Barcelona bought him around 55 million Euro from Manchester City. His arrival is expected to add the striker additional player in F.C. Barcelona.

10.Malcom       

Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira is Brazilian Football player who was born in São Paulo, Brazil on February 26th, 1997. Historically, his performance in Bordeaux has attracted F.C. Barcelona and this Catalan club succeed to secure his contract in 2018. Basically, his career at F.C. Barcelona hasn’t good enough.  Because of many good players in this team at that time, he can show his best performance and much of his time was in on the bench than starting line-up. In 2018, F.C. Barcelona bring him to Camp Nou at a cost of around 41 million Euro.

11.David Villa   

David Villa Sánchez or commonly known as David Villa is Spanish football player that was born in Langreo, Spain on December 3rd, 1981. His playing at Valencia and the many goals that he has scored for Valencia make F.C. want him. This Catalan club succeeded to bring him into Camp Nou in 2010 with a record transfer of around 40 million Euro. The departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to A.C. Milan made Barcelona search the target man that has the same level as Zlatan and can help Lionel Messi. Finally, F.C. Barcelona choose David Villa, and he can help this team to help Win UEFA Champions League and La Liga in the 2010/2011 season.

12.Paulinho      

José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior or commonly known as Paulinho is a Brazilian football player who was born in São Paulo, Brazil on July 25, 1988. He is the central Midfielder that was bought by F.C. Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande in 2017. Financially, F.C. Barcelona bought him around 40 million Euro in 2017.

13.André Gomes            

André Filipe Tavares Gomes or commonly known as Andre Gomez is a Portuguese football player that was born in Grijó, Portugal in July 30th,1993. He played well in Valencia from 2015-2016 and F.C. Barcelona wanted him at that time. Historically, F.C. Barcelona succeeds to secure his contract of around 37 million Euro.

14.Clément Lenglet       

Clément Nicolas Laurent Lenglet or commonly known as Clement Lenglet was a French Football player who was born in Beauvais, France on June 17, 1995.  As a Defender, he played well with Sevilla F.C and F.C. Barcelona succeeded to secure his contract, 35.9 million Euro. He basically can be the part of Gerard Piqué duet in F.C. Barcelona alongside Samuel Umtiti.

15.Javier Saviola            

Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández or commonly known as Javier Saviola is an Argentinian football player that was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 11th, 1981.  Basically, he is one of the brightest football players and many teams observed his performances. After his arrival at F.C. Barcelona, his performance wasn’t good enough and some F.C. Barcelona fans were disappointed with his performance. Historically, F.C. Barcelona bought him in 2001 with a cost of around 35.9 million Euro from River Plate.

Bibliography of 15 World’s Most Expensive Signing Transfers of F.C. Barcelona  

transfermarkt . 2022. Record Arrivals. Accessed via https://www.transfermarkt.com/fc-barcelona/transferrekorde/verein/131 on June 22nd, 2022.

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