Sports as a whole is a multi-billion-dollar business and in the world of association football (soccer), pricy player transfers are among its many highlights. The most expensive players include superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Paul Pogba. Total Sportek has the full list:
Paul Pogba to Manchester United is the most expensive transfer in the history of football valued at £89 million which broke the previous record of Gareth Bale’s transfer to Real Madrid which took place back in 2013. Below is the breakdown of top 30 most expensive transfers of all times.
Top 20 Most Expensive Transfers of All Times
If we take a deeper look into the 20 most expensive tranfer you can see that Real Madrid dominates the list with 7 entries in the top 20 list of transfers while all current top 10 tranfers happened since 2009 and out of top 20 most expensive player transfers only 6 happened before year 2009. Which goes to show that top clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea are not afraid to spend big to lure top players.
Update: Manchester United has resigned Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record fee of £89 million(€105m) which makes this transfer the most expensive ahead of Gareth Bale and Ronaldo’s Real Madrid moves. Manchester United agreed to pay €105 million plus add on bonuses to Juventus if certain terms are meet in future.
Below is the list of top 25 most expensive transfers of all times. We have used the official transfer fees quoted in GBP.
The biggest clubs in football keep splashing the cash and bring in worlds best players to their club to keep themselves at the very top of football elites. Real Madrid seem to spend big on that one big player every year which is tauted to be the next big thing, they already broke their own record several times when they spend world record fee for a player transfer and Real Madrid’s several transfers feature in the top 20 most expensive player transfers in the history of football.
So today we take a look at the 20 players who cost most money in transfer fee and the average transfer fee for a top player has increased dramatically in the last few years which is pretty evident in the top 10 list of highest transfer fee ever paid by clubs.