The 25 Most Expensive Football Transfer of All Time-Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. Most of all people in this world fond of this kicking ball sports. According to World Atlas, Football is one of the most-watched sports in the world with 4 billion fans across the world. As a famous sport, the news on relating to football is always the hottest topics around the football fans. The news about clubs, matches, finances, and transfers of players is always intriguing for the football fans.
Transfer of the player between the clubs is always stunning information. The fans always wait this news because of several aspects. Money, honors, and competition are some of the aspects that some football players change their club. That’s always controversy around the world of football from time to time.
Historically. Maybe there are some hottest transfers in Football history. These transfers involve the huge money between 2 clubs. That’s always intriguing and some of them controversial action. Here are the 25 Most Expensive Football Transfer of All Time.
The Rank of 25 Most Expensive Football Transfer of All Time.
|in Million Euro (€)|
|2||Kylian Mbappé||180||AS Monaco||PSG|
|3||Ousmane Dembélé||140||Borussia Dortmund||FC Barcelona|
|4||Philippe Coutinho||135||FC Barcelona||Liverpool FC|
|5||João Félix||127.2||Benfica||Atletico madrid|
|6||Antoine Griezmann||120||Atletico Madrid||FC Barcelona|
|7||Jack Grealish||117.5||Manchester City||Aston Villa|
|8||Cristiano Ronaldo||117||Real Madrid||Juventus FC|
|9||Eden Hazard||115||Chelsea FC||Real Madrid|
|10||Romelu Lukaku||113||Inter Milan||Chelsea FC|
|11||Paul Pogba||105||Juventus FC||Manchester United|
|12||Gareth Bale||101||Tottenham Hotspurs||Real Madrid|
|13||Cristiano Ronaldo||94||Manchester United||Real Madrid|
|14||Gonzalo Higuain||90||Napoli||Juventus FC|
|15||Neymar||88||FC Santos||FC Barcelona|
|16||Harry Maguire||87||Leicester FC||Manchester United|
|17||Frenkie de Jong||86||Ajax Amsterdam||FC Barcelona|
|18||Matthijs de Ligt||85.5||Ajax Amsterdam||Juventus FC|
|19||Jadon Sancho||85||Borussia Dortmund||Manchester United|
|20||Romelu Lukaku||84.7||Everton FC||Manchester United|
|21||Virgil Vank Dijk||84.65||Southampton||Liverpool FC|
|22||Luis Suárez||81.72||Liverpool FC||FC Barcelona|
|23||Dušan Vlahović||81.6||AC Fiorentina||Juventus FC|
|24||Aurélien Tchouameni||80||AS Monaco||Real Madrid|
|25||Kai Havertz||80||Bayer Leverkusen||Chelsea FC|
|Source : transfermarkt, 2022|
Brief Description of 25 Most Expensive Football Transfer of All Time
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior or commonly known as Neymar is Brazilian Football Player who was born in Mogi das Cruzes on February 5, 1992. Basically, his transfer from F.C. Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain still become the most expensive transfer in football history with value around 222 million Euro (€). Historically, this transfer happened 3 August 2017 after around 4 years that he played for Barcelona from 2013 to 2017.
Kylian Mbappé Lottin or commonly known as Klyian Mbappe is French Football player who was born in Paris on 20 December 1998. Now, he is playing for Paris Saint-Germain after 3 seasons played for AS Monaco. In 2017, he joined Paris Saint-Germain with value around 180 million Euro (€). With his age as relatively young players, he has achieved some prestigious honors as champions of World Cup in 2018 with France National teams and some Ligue 1 honors with Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain.
Masour Ousmane Dembélé is French Football player who was born in Vernon on May 15th, 1997. He is one of hidden gems in football because of his incredible performance at Rennes and Borussia Dortmund. his brilliance performance made Barcelona buy him on 25 August 2017 with value around 140 million Euro (€). His buying is instant action due to leaving of Neymar to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Philippe Coutinho Correia or commonly known as Phillippe Coutinho is Brazilian Football Player who was born in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th, 1992. His career is in top level while he played at Liverpool F.C from 2013 to 2018. After stunning season at Liverpool F.C, he decided to join F.C. Barcelona with value around 135 million Euro (€).
João Félix Sequeira is Portuguese football player who was born in Viseu, Portugal on November 10th, 1999. He is the product of Benfica academy and this player played brilliant in Benfica. After more than 3 years in Benfica, he decided to player for Atletico Madrid under guidance of Diego Simeone with value around 127.2 million Euro (€) in July 2019 with seven years contracts.
Antoine Griezmann is French Football player that was born in Mâcon, France on March 21st, 1991. His career advanced when he played for Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid. after Several season in Atletico Madrid, he joined Barcelona in July 2019 with value around 120 million Euro (€). In his career in Barcelona, her performance was below the expectation of Barcelona fans. After struggling season in Barcelona, He decide to comeback to Atletico Madrid.
Jack Peter Grealish or commonly known Jack Grealish is English football player who was born Birmingham on September 10th, 1995. Historically, he has spent more time in his career as football player in Aston Villa. After more than 8 years playing for Aston Villa, he decided to Join Manchester City under guidance of Joseph “Pep” Guardiola with value around 117.5 million Euro (€).
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro or commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese football player who was born in Funchal, Madeira on February 5th, 1985. After He was phenomenal football palyer with 5 times FIFA Ballon d’Or/Balloon d’Or (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017). His career was top Level when he played for Manchester United and Real Madrid. After for some successive season in Real Madrid, he decided to Join Juventus with value around 117 million Euro (€) in July 2018.
Eden Michael Hazard or commonly known as Eden Hazard is Belgian Football player who was born in La Louvière, Belgium on January 7th, 1991. His career was at good level in Chelsea from 2012-2019. After more than 6 years in Chelsea, he decided to Join Real Madrid C.F in value around 115 million Euro (€) in June 2019.
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli or commonly known as Romelu Lukalu is Belgian Football player who was born in Antwerp, May 13th, 1993. his journey is not easy as well at the begining. In Chelsea, he hard to perform well until he joined Everton in 2014. In the Merseryside bleue (Everton), he can perform as the fans expected and score more goals to Everton. After incredible season in Everton, he joined Manchester United and continued to join Inter Milan. In Inter Milan, after he delivers Seri A tittle to this clubs. He joined Chelsea with record value around 113 million Euro (€) in 2021.
Paul Labile Pogba or commonly known as Paul Pogba is French Football player who was born in Lagny-sur-Marne on March 15, 1993. he is the product of Manchester United academy, but he showed the incredible performance while he played at Juventus F.C. After successful season in Juventus, He officially come back to Manchester United in 2016 with record transfer around 105 million Euro (€) .
Gareth Frank Bale is Welsh Football player that was born in Wales July 16th, 1989. He is one of most expensive football players in the world. Historically, he has a good memory in Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid. In Real Madrid, especially, he crowned some prestigious trophy, namely UEFA Champions League, La Liga Trophy and the others. Although his harsh condition due to vulnerability of his condition of injury while he played for Real Madrid, he can make good impact while he played in the field. Basically, his departure from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013 around 101 million Euro (€) and make him as one of the most expensive players in the world at that time.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 with record transfer around 94 million Euro (€). In that time, Ronaldo become the most expensive player in the world because of his transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín or commonly known as Gonzalo Huguain is Argentinian football player who was born in Brest, France on December 10th, 1987. Basically, he has some successive seasons while he played for Real Madrid. After some season in Real Madrid and Napoli, he joined Juventus with record transfer around 90 million Euro (€) in 2016.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior 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 with a world record at time around eighty-eight million Euro (€) in 2013.
Jacob Harry Maguire or commonly known as Harry Maguire is English football player who was born in Sheffield, March 5th, 1993. He is central defender of Manchester United. Before joining Manchester United in 2019, he become vital part of Leicester Squad and his departure from Leicester to Manchester United made him as one of the most expensive defenders in the World. at that time, his value transfer from Leicester City to Manchester United around 87 million Euro (€)
17.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 achievement in Ajax Amsterdam, he joined F.C. Barcelona in 2019 with cost around 86 million Euro (€).
18.Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt is Dutch Football player that was born in Leiderdorp, Netherland on August 12th, 1999. His incredible performance in Ajax Amsterdam made him one of the most wanted players. Basically, his stunning performance sends Ajax to the Final of UEFA Europa League in 2017 and UEFA Champions League semifinal in 2019. Basically, Juventus succeeded bring him with cost around 85.5 million Euro (€) in 2019.
Jadon Malik Sancho is English Football Player who was born in Camberwell, England on March 25th, 2000. Historically, he achieved stunning performance while he played for Borussia Dortmund from 2017 to 2021. After several season in Borussia Dortmund, he joined Manchester United with cost around 85 million Euro (€) in 2021.
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli joined Manchester United in 2017 with record free around 84.7million Euro (€). Because of the stunning performance with Everton with 53 goals from 110 appearances, Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United Manager at that time, attracted to bring him to the Old Trafford.
21.Virgil Vank Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is Dutch football player that was born in Breda, Netherland on July 8th, 1991. He is one of the most expensive in Liverpool F.C. and became one of the most expensive defenders in the World. Basically, he has incredible performance while playing with Southampton F.C. Finally, in 2017, Liverpool brings him with cost around 84.65 million Euro (€). His arrival in Liverpool made a positive impact on defensive performance of Liverpool with some trophies that crowned by “The Reds”, namely UEFA Champions League in 2019, English Premier League in 2019-2020, and the others.
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 F.C. Barcelona with value around 81.72 million Euro (€).
Dušan Vlahović is Serbian football player who was born in Belgrade, Serbia on January 28th, 2000. Basically, he has showed incredible performance when playing with Fiorentina. After some season in Fiorentina, he joined Juventus in 2022 which cost around 81.6 million euros (€).
Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni is French Football player who was born in Rouen, France on January 27th, 2000. Basically, he has shown incredible performance in Monaco and in 2022, Real Madrid secured his contracts. Financially, he joined Real Madrid with cost around 80 million Euro (€) in 2022.
Kai Lukas Havertz is German football player who was born in Aachen, Germany on June 11th, 1999. He played well in Bayer Leverkusen from 2010 to 2020. In 2020, he joined Chelsea with transfer record around 80 million Euro (€).
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