The 50 Most Expensive Football Transfers of all Time

Football transfers occur every year as football clubs try to acquire the best players to strengthen their squads.

Some transfers will often involve transfer fees while others will not. Transfers that involve the highest transfer fees are regarded as the most expensive football transfers.

Infoanyday looked at the transfers that have occurred over the past several years and compiled a list of the 50 most expensive football transfers of all time.

Keep reading to find out when these transfers happened, the players involved as well as the transfer fees that were paid.

1. Neymar

Transfer fee: 222 million Euros

From: Barcelona

To: Paris Saint-Germain

Year of transfer: 2017

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1992

Neymar tops the list of the most expensive football transfers of all time. In 2017 he joined PSG in a world-record transfer fee of €222 million.

Neymar has scored 87 goals in 118 appearances for PSG.

He’s the sixth-highest paid athlete in the world pocketing about $95 million a year.

2. Kylian Mbappe

Transfer fee: 180 million Euros

From: Monaco

To: Paris Saint-Germain

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1998

Kylian Mbappe is the most expensive teenager and the second-most expensive soccer player in the world.

Mbappe is the third-highest goalscorer for PSG after Edison Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

In the 2018 World Cup, he became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. Mbappe also became the youngest player from France to score at a World Cup.

At PSG, Kylian Mbappe has been named the Ligue 1 Player of the Year 2 times. He has also been the highest scorer for 3 consecutive seasons.

3. Philippe Coutinho

Transfer fee: 145 million Euros

From: Liverpool

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1992

Coutinho began his professional career at Inter Milan after joining the club in 2008 for €4 million.

In 2013 he joined Liverpool for £8.5 million. He later moved to Barcelona in 2018 in one of the world’s most expensive football transfers of all time.

In 2018, Coutinho was named the FIFA World Cup top assist provider.

He’s the most expensive soccer player to be signed by Barcelona in the history of the club.

4. Joao Felix

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Transfer fee: 126 million Euros

From: Benfica

To: Atletico Madrid

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1999

Joao Felix is the most expensive player Atletico Madrid has ever signed.

The 2019 transfer of the youngster remains the fourth-most expensive transfer in football history. It’s also the second most expensive transfer for a teenager.

In 2019, he won the Golden Boy award and was also nominated for the Ballon d’Or.

In November 2020, Felix was the La Liga Player of the Month.  

Joao Felix is one of the most expensive soccer players in the world.

5. Antoine Griezmann

Transfer fee: 120 million Euros

From: Atletico Madrid

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1991

Griezmann is the 5th most expensive soccer player of all time.

He began his senior career at Real Sociedad and later joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 for €30 million.

Griezmann remains the fifth-highest goal scorer of all time for Atletico Madrid with 133 goals.

In 2018 Griezmann won the world cup with France. He was also awarded the Silver Boot for being the second-highest goal scorer of the tournament.

6. Jack Grealish

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Transfer fee: 117 million Euros

From: Aston Villa

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2021

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1995

He’s Manchester City’s most expensive signing in the history of the club.  

Jack Grealish’s move to Manchester City is the most expensive transfer of an English player ever. No other British football club has ever paid this amount of money for a player.

Jack Grealish was named Aston Villa Player of the 2019/20 Season.

7. Romelu Lukaku

Transfer fee: 115 million Euros

From: Inter Milan

To: Chelsea

Year of transfer: 2021

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1993

After leaving Chelsea in 2014, Lukaku returned to the club in one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

Romelu Lukaku is the world’s seventh-most expensive football player and the most expensive Belgian player.

Of the 50 most expensive transfers on this list, Lukaku is involved in 3 of them. This makes him the most expensive player in reference to cumulative transfer fees.

8. Ousmane Dembele

Transfer fee: 105 million Euros

From: Borussia Dortmund

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2017

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1997

Dembele is a striker for Barcelona and the France national team.

He began his career at Rennes in 2014 and later joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

In his career, Dembele has scored 65 goals in 219 appearances.

8. Paul Pogba

Transfer fee: 105 million Euros

From: Juventus

To: Manchester United

Year of transfer: 2016

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1993

After completing a move to Manchester United in 2016, Paul Pogba became the world’s most expensive footballer at the time.

From 2013 to 2016 Gareth Bale held this record of the most expensive soccer player in the world.

Pogba won the Golden Boy award in 2013 and was named the UEFA Europa League Player of the 2016/17 Season.

Paul Pogba is a Muslim and a father of two.

10. Eden Hazard

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Transfer fee: 100 million Euros

From: Chelsea

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1991

Eden Hazard remains of the most expensive soccer players in world football history. He has scored over 165 career goals in over 600 appearances.

Before joining Chelsea in 2012 he played for Lille.

Also Read: The Highest Paid Soccer Players in the World.

10. Cristiano Ronaldo

Transfer fee: 100 million Euros

From: Real Madrid

To: Juventus

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1985

Ronaldo’s move to Juventus in 2018 became one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

The transfer also remains the most expensive for a soccer player over 30 years of age.

Cristiano Ronaldo appears on this list twice making him the second most expensive footballer in reference to cumulative transfer fees after Romelu Lukaku.

10. Gareth Bale

Transfer fee: 100 million Euros

From: Tottenham Hotspur

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2013

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1989

In 2013 Gareth Bale became the world’s most expensive player in history, a record he held until 2016 when Paul Pogba moved from Juventus to Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the most expensive soccer player in the world from 2009 to 2013.

13. Cristiano Ronaldo

Transfer fee: 94 million Euros

From: Manchester United

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2009

Position: ForwardYear of Birth: 1985

In 2009 Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in a world-record transfer fee of €94 million making him the most expensive football player at the time.

This also became the most expensive football transfer until 2013 when Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for €100 million.

Ronaldo scored a total of 118 goals in 292 appearances for Manchester United.

14. Gonzalo Higuain

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Transfer fee: 90 million Euros

From: Napoli

To: Juventus

Year of transfer: 2016

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1987

Higuain’s move from Napoli to Juventus was the highest ever transfer for an Italian football club and one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

He began his professional career at River Plate and later joined Real Madrid in 2007 for €12 million.

After 6 years at Santiago Bernabeu, Higuain joined Napoli for €40 million.

15. Harry Maguire

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Transfer fee: 87 million Euros

From: Leicester City

To: Manchester United

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1993

Harry Maguire currently holds the record of the most expensive defender in the history of football.

Maguire began his career at Sheffield United and later joined Hull City for £2.5 million.

In 2017 he joined Leicester City for £12 million before moving to Manchester United in 2019.

Harry Maguire has scored 5 goals in 111 appearances for Manchester united.

16. Romelu Lukaku

Transfer fee: 85 million Euros

From: Everton

To: Manchester United

Year of transfer: 2017

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1993

For the second time, Lukaku features on the list. He joined Machester United after spending 3 years with Everton.

Lukaku joined Everton in 2014 in a then club-record transfer worth €32 million.

16. Jadon Sancho

Transfer fee: 85 million Euros

From: Borussia Dortmund

To: Manchester United

Year of transfer: 2021

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 2000

He’s the youngest on the list at just the age of 21. Sancho is currently on a 5-year contract with Manchester United.

In the 2020/21 season while at Borussia Dortmund, Sancho was the top scorer in the DFB-Pokal with 6 goals.

Just before joining Manchester United, he had scored a total of 50 career goals in 137 appearances.

18. Virgil Van Dijk

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Transfer fee: 84.5 million Euros

From: Southampton

To: Liverpool

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1991

He’s the 2nd most expensive defender in the world after Harry Maguire.

Van Dijk is the only defender to win UEFA Men’s Player of the Year (which he won in the 2018/19 season). In the same season, he was named the Premier League Player of the Season.

19. Luis Suarez

Transfer fee: 82.3 million Euros

From: Liverpool

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2014

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1987

In the world’s 19th most expensive football transfer, Luis Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014 at the age of 27.

Having scored over 500 career goals, Luis Suarez is often regarded as one of the greatest strikers in football history.

Suarez has won the European Golden Shoe twice.

20. Romelu Lukaku

Transfer fee: 80 million Euros

From: Manchester United

To: Inter Milan

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1993

After relations between Lukaku and Manchester United broke down, he moved to Inter Milan in a transfer that remains one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

This is the 3rd transfer on the list involving Romelu Lukaku.

20. Nicolas Pepe

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Transfer fee: 80 million Euros

From: Lille

To: Arsenal

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1995

When Pepe joined Arsenal in August 2019, he became the most expensive player in the history of the club. Before then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal’s most expensive signing.

Pepe has made more than 60 appearances and scored more than 15 goals for Arsenal.

Pepe also plays for the Ivory Coast national team.

20. Kepa Arrizabalaga

Transfer fee: 80 million Euros

From: Athletic Bilbao

To: Chelsea

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Goalkeeper

Year of Birth: 1994

He plays as a goalkeeper for Chelsea and the Spain national team.

In 2018, after joining Chelsea, Kepa became the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

He also became Chelsea’s most expensive signing.

20. Lucas Hernandez

Transfer fee: 80 million Euros

From: Atletico Madrid

To: Bayern Munich

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1996

Lucas Hernandez is the third most expensive defender in football history. He’s also one of the world’s most expensive soccer players.

Hernandez is a France national and won the world cup with France in 2018. Lucas scored his first goal in 2019 and has scored 2 goals so far, in his career.

24. Kai Havertz

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Transfer fee: 77 million Euros

From: Bayer Leverkusen

To: Chelsea

Year of transfer: 2020

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1999

In September 2020, Kai Havertz joined Chelsea for a 5-year deal becoming the club’s 2nd most expensive signing after Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Havertz began his career at Bayer Leverkusen. In 2017 at the age of 18, he became the youngest goalscorer ever in the history of the club.

25. Zinedine Zidane

Transfer fee: 76 million Euros

From: Juventus

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2001

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1972

In 2001 Zidane joined Real Madrid from Juventus in a transfer that broke the world record at the time. This consequently made him the most expensive soccer player at the time.

Zinedine held this record of the most expensive soccer player from 2001 to 2009 when a new record was set by Christiano Ronaldo after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

He has won the FIFA World Cup, the Ballon d’Or, and the UEFA Champions League. Only 7 other soccer players have done this in history.

Despite having retired from professional football, Zidane will still be remembered for having completed one of the most expensive football transfers in history.

26. Angel Di Maria

Transfer fee: 75.6 million Euros

From: Real Madrid

To: Manchester United

Year of transfer: 2014

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1988

He’s often regarded as one of the greatest wingers in the world.

Before joining Real Madrid in 2010 for €25 million, Di Maria played for Benfica.

27. Matthijs de Ligt

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Transfer fee: 75 million Euros

From: Ajax

To: Juventus

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1999

In 2016 Matthijs became the second-youngest goal scorer ever after scoring for Ajax. He also won the Golden Boy award in 2018, making him the first defender to win the award.

At just 17 De Ligt made his first appearance for the Netherlands national team. This made him the youngest player since 1931 to start for the national team.

27. Frenkie de Jong

Transfer fee: 75 million Euros

From: Ajax

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1997

De jong is from the Netherlands and plays as a midfielder for Barcelona and the Netherlands national team.

He began his senior career at Willem II in 2015 and later joined Ajax where he became one of the most promising midfielders in Europe.

In the 2018/19 season, de Jong was named UEFA Midfielder of the Season.

De Jong has made more than 230 appearances and scored more than 22 goals in his career.

27. James Rodriguez

Transfer fee: 75 million Euros

From: Monaco

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2014

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1991

In 2014 James Rodriguez became the most expensive Colombian footballer after a €75 million transfer to Real Madrid. The transfer also became one of the world’s most expensive football transfers of all time.

Before then, Radamel Falcao held the record of the most expensive football player from Colombia after moving from Atletico Madrid to Monaco in 2013 for a fee of €60 million.

In the 2014-15 season, Rodriguez was named La Liga Best Midfielder while playing for Real Madrid.

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27. Kevin De Bruyne

Transfer fee: 75 million Euros

From: VfL Wolfsburg

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2015

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1991

Kevin De Bruyne is currently one of the most valuable players in football. He’s also one of the most expensive soccer players in the world.

According to premierleague.com, De Bruyne has played more than 180 matches, scored more than 40 goals, and made more than 75 assists for Manchester City.

He has been named Manchester City Player of the Season 3 times including the 2019-20 season.

31. Arthur

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Transfer fee: 72 million Euros

From: Barcelona

To: Juventus

Year of transfer: 2020

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1996

Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo started his professional football career at Gremio.

The Brazilian national then moved to Barcelona at a fee of €31 million in 2018.

After spending 2 years at Barcelona, he joined Juventus in the summer of 2020.

32. Victor Osimhen

Transfer fee: 70 million Euros

From: Lille

To: Napoli

Year of transfer: 2020

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1998

Osimhen is a Nigerian footballer and a striker for Napoli as well the Nigerian national team.

In his professional career, Victor has played for Wolfsburg, Charleroi, and Lille before he moved to his current club Napoli.

Victor Osimhen is Napoli’s most expensive signing ever.

The transfer also became the most expensive African transfer and one of the world’s most expensive football transfers of all time.

32. Rodri

Transfer fee: 70 million Euros

From: Atletico Madrid

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1996

Rodrigo Hernandez Cascante won the premier league with Manchester City in the 2020/2021 season. He also won the UEFA Super Cup in 2018 with Atletico Madrid.

Rodri began his professional career at Villarreal in 2015. Throughout his career, Rodri has made a total of 280 appearances and scored a total of 14 goals.

32. Thomas Lemar

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Transfer fee: 70 million Euros

From: Monaco

To: Atletico Madrid

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1995

With more than 328 appearances in his career, Lemar has scored more than 30 goals.

He began his professional career at Caen and later joined Monaco in 2015 for £ 3.4 million.

35. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Transfer fee: 69.5 million Euros

From: Inter Milan

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2009

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1981

Zlatan plays for AC Milan and the Sweden national team as a striker. He’s often regarded as one of the best goal scorers of all time.

Ibrahimovic holds the record of having scored the most goals for Sweden with 62 goals.

He has scored more than 570 goals in his career and is one of 4 active players to have scored more than career 550 goals.

36. Ruben Dias

Transfer fee: 68 million Euros

From: Benfica

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2020

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1997

He’s a center-back for Manchester City and the Portugal national team.

In 2020, the same year he joined city, he was named Manchester City Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season.

Ruben Dias is considered one of the world’s best defenders. He also remains one of the most expensive defenders in the history of football.

37. Riyad Mahrez

Transfer fee: 67.8 million Euros

From: Leicester City

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1991

After spending 4 years at Leicester City, Mahrez joined Manchester City in 2018.

He remains one of the most expensive soccer players in football history after city spent €67.8 M to bring the striker to Etihad.

Riyad Mahrez is also the captain of the Algerian national team. In 2016 he was named African Footballer of the Year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Mahrez won the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria in 2019.

38. Kaka

Transfer fee: 67 million Euros

From: AC Milan

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2009

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1982

Kaka whose full name is Ricardo lzecson dos Santos Leite was born in Brazil and retired from professional football in December 2017.

He began his professional career in Sao Paulo in 2001 at the age of 18.

In 2003 he joined AC Milan and after spending 6 years with the club, he moved to Real Madrid.

This became the second most expensive transfer at the time and remains one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

In his career, Kaka won numerous awards including the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2007.

39. Alvaro Morata

Transfer fee: 65.5 million Euros

From: Real Madrid

To: Chelsea

Year of transfer: 2017

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1992

The Spanish national began his career at Real Madrid in 2010. He then joined Juventus in 2014 for a transfer fee of 20 million Euros.

In 2016 he returned to Real Madrid for 30 million Euros and joined Chelsea in 2017 for 60 million pounds.

In 2020 Morata moved to Atletico Madrid. He currently plays as a striker for Juventus on loan from Atletico Madrid.

40. Aymeric Laporte

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Transfer fee: 65.2 million Euros

From: Athletic Bilbao

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1994

Laporte plays as a center-back for Manchester City and the Spain national team. He has a younger brother, Leo Laporte who plays for Deportivo Alaves.

41. Joao Cancelo

Transfer fee: 65 million Euros

From: Juventus

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1994

He’s the world’s 7th most expensive defender in football history and also one of the world’s most expensive soccer players.

Throughout his career, Joao Cancelo has scored a total of 13 goals in 285 appearances.

42. Edison Cavani

Transfer fee: 64.5 million Euros

From: Napoli

To: Paris Saint-Germain

Year of transfer: 2013

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1987

Edison Cavani is the all-time top goal scorer for Paris Saint-Germain with 138 goals.

Cavani has made more than 626 appearances and scored more than 370 goals in his career.

Edison Cavani joined Manchester United in 2020 and has scored 10 goals in 27 appearances for the club.

43. Christian Pulisic

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Transfer fee: 64 million Euros

From: Borussia Dortmund

To: Chelsea

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1998

Pulisic plays as a forward for Chelsea as well as the United States national team.

He became the most expensive North American player of all time after moving from Dortmund to Chelsea in 2019.

In 2016 Christian Pulisic was named the U.S Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year.

In 2017 and 2019 he was also named the U.S Soccer Male Athlete of the Year.

Pulisic also has Croatian citizenship.

44. Angel Di Maria

Transfer fee: 64 million Euros

From: Manchester United

To: Paris Saint-Germain

Year of transfer: 2015

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1988

Di Maria began his professional career at Rosario Central (Argentina). He later moved to Benfica and then to Real Madrid and Manchester united in 2014.

In 2015, Di Maria became one of the most expensive soccer players in history after moving to PSG for 64 million Euros. This ranks as the 44th most expensive football transfer of all time.

Angel Di Maria won the 2021 Copa America tournament with Argentina.

45. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Transfer fee: 63.7 million Euros

From: Borussia Dortmund

To: Arsenal

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1989

Aubameyang was born in France and his father was a Gabonese. He has dual citizenship in both France and Gabon. Aubameyang captains Arsenal and the Gabon national team.

After moving from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal, Aubameyang became the most expensive Gabonese player of all time.

This also became one of the world’s most expensive football transfers. Aubameyang is the all-time top scorer for Gabon.

In 2016, Aubameyang was named the African Footballer of the Year.

46. Alisson

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Transfer fee: 62.5 million Euros

From: Roma

To: Liverpool

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Goalkeeper

Year of Birth: 1992

Alisson also known as Alisson Ramses Becker was born in Brazil and plays as a goalkeeper for Liverpool and the Brazil national team.

In 2019 he was named as the best goalkeeper by FIFA. He also won Copa America with Brazil the same year and was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

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46. Raheem Sterling

Transfer fee: 62.5 million Euros

From: Liverpool

To: Manchester City

Year of transfer: 2015

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1994

He was born in Jamaica and began his career at Queens Park Rangers after moving to London at the age of 5. Sterling joined Liverpool in 2010 and in 2014 he was awarded the Golden Boy award.

Golden Boy is an award given to a young soccer player (under 21 years) who is seen to be the most impressive in a particular year.

In 2015 Sterling became the most expensive English player after a transfer fee of 62.5 million Euros from Liverpool to Manchester City.

In 2021 Raheem Sterling became a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). He has scored a total of 138 goals so far.

48. Luis Figo

Transfer fee: 62 million Euros

From: Barcelona

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2000

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1972

Luis Figo is a retired football player from Portugal. He played as a midfielder for Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Sporting CP.

In 2000, Figo broke the world transfer record after moving from Barcelona to Real Madrid at a fee of 61 million Euros.

In his career, Luis Figo scored 136 goals in 792 appearances. He won the Ballon d’Or in 2000.

49. Oscar

Transfer fee: 61 million Euros

From: Chelsea

To: Shanghai SIPG

Year of transfer: 2017

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1991

After spending four-and-a-half years at Chelsea Oscar moved to Shanghai SIPG (China) at a transfer fee of 61 million Euros making this one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

This also remains the most expensive football transfer in Asia.

Oscar who began his professional career at Sao Paulo football club scored 21 goals in 131 appearances for Chelsea.

Throughout his career, Oscar has scored a total of 102 goals.

50. Achraf Hakimi

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Transfer fee: 60 million Euros

From: Inter Milan

To: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

Year of transfer: 2021

Position: Defender

Year of Birth: 1998

Achraf Hakimi plays as a defender for PSG as well as the national team of Morocco. He was born and brought up in Madrid, Spain.

Achraf is a father of one and is married to Hiba Abouk, an actress from Spain.

He has appeared 37 times for Morocco and scored 4 goals with the country’s national team.

Hakimi also has Spanish citizenship.

50. Tanguy Ndombele

Transfer fee: 60 million Euros

From: Lyon

To: Tottenham Hotspur

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1996

Tanguy was born in France and has scored a total of 14 goals in his football career.

Wearing shirt number 28, he has made 54 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur and scored 5 goals for the premier league club.

50. Naby Keita

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Transfer fee: 60 million Euros

From: LB Leipzig

To: Liverpool

Year of transfer: 2018

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1995

After joining Liverpool in the summer of 2018 Naby Keita became the 50th most expensive football player in history. This also remains one of the most expensive football transfers until today.

Keita, who was born in Guinea has made 55 appearances for Liverpool and has scored 4 goals for the club.

50. Miralem Pjanic

Transfer fee: 60 million Euros

From: Juventus

To: Barcelona

Year of transfer: 2020

Position: Midfielder

Year of Birth: 1990

Pjanic was born in Bosnia and is currently playing for Besiktas on loan from Barcelona. The 31-year-old has also played for other football clubs such as Metz, Lyon, and Roma.

In 2019, Pjanic was ranked 50th in the list of “The 100 best male footballers in the world” by the Guardian.

Miralem Pjanic is a Muslim and speaks French, English, German, and Italian fluently.

50. Radamel Falcao

Transfer fee: 60 million Euros

From: Atletico Madrid

To: Monaco

Year of transfer: 2013

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1986

Throughout his career, Falcao has scored a total of 296 goals in 521 appearances.

He’s a Colombian national and is the all-time top scorer from the country.

Falcao has scored 3 hat tricks in the UEFA Europa League. This is the highest number of hat tricks scored in the competition by any player.

Radamel Falcao is also the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a single final of the UEFA Super Cup.

50. Luka Jovic

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Transfer fee: 60 million Euros

From: Eintracht Frankfurt

To: Real Madrid

Year of transfer: 2019

Position: Forward

Year of Birth: 1997

Luka Jovic was born in Serbia and plays as a striker for Spain’s Real Madrid as well as the Serbia national team.

He began his football career at Red Star Belgrade, a Serbian professional football club.

He later joined Benfica and also played for Eintracht Frankfurt before joining Real Madrid in 2019 in a move that became one of the world’s most expensive football transfers.

Jovic has made a total of 197 appearances and scored 57 goals in his career.


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