Football transfer record history

If we take a look into this list of most expensive football players all time, we can see that spanish giants dominate, but more specifically Real Madrid, with 6 entries in the top 20.

The top three transfers at this moments: Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. The top 7 transfers happened after the season 2009/20010, while in the top 20 there are only 3 transfers that happened before this season (2009/2010).

The most expensive player:

Gareth Bale Tottenham Real Madrid 101M €
Gareth Bale

As football in general is dominated by spanish and english giants it's not a surprise that in this list we have mostly clubs from La Liga and Premier League. In recent years PSG also made it into list with a few transfers.

Two italian clubs that are in this list. Juventus still has a place in top 20 with Buffon's transfer even though it happened in season 2001/2002, and Lazio with Hernan Crespo's transfer which happened in 2000/2001.

The most surprising entries in the top 20 are, the russian side Zenit St. Petersburg with Hulk's transfer, and chinese side JS Suning with Alex Teixeira's transfer.

Let's see the complete list:

# Player From To S TF C
1 Gareth Bale
Tottenham
Real Madrid
13/14 101.0
2 Cristiano Ronaldo
Man. United
Real Madrid
09/10 94.0
3 Neymar
Santos
Santos
13/14 88.2
4 Luis Suárez
Liverpool
Barcelona
14/15 81.7
5 Ángel Di María
Real Madrid
Man. United
14/15 75.0
6 James Rodríguez
Monaco
Real Madrid
14/15 75.0
7 Kevin De Bruyne
Wolfsburg
Man. City
15/16 74.0
8 Zinédine Zidane
Juventus
Real Madrid
01/02 73.5
9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Intermilan
Barcelona
09/10 69.5
10 Kaká
AC Milan
Real Madrid
09/10 65.0
11 Edinson Cavani
Napoli
Paris SG
13/14 64.5
12 Ángel Di María
Man. United
Paris SG
15/16 63.0
13 Raheem Sterling
Liverpool
Man. City
15/16 62.5
14 Luís Figo
Barcelona
Real Madrid
00/01 60.0
15 Fernando Torres
Liverpool
Chelsea
10/11 58.5
16 Hernán Crespo
Parma
Lazio
00/01 55.0
17 Hulk
Porto
Zenit
12/13 55.0
18 Gianluigi Buffon
Parma
Juventus
01/02 52.9
19 Alex Teixeira
Shakhtar
JS Suning
15/16 50.0
20 Anthony Martial
Monaco
Man. United
15/16 50.0

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