Top 100 Most Expensive Football Transfers of All Time

Football transfer is one of the most anticipated activities in football. Not just the footballers anticipate the moves, the football fans across the world do so. In the list of most football transfer of all time we have the likes of Neymar Jr., Mbappé, Zidane, Ronaldo and many others.

The most expensive football transfer of all time is €222m transfer fee paid during Neymar Jr. move from Barcelona to PSG. French and PSG striker Kylian Mbappé is the most expensive teenage player of all time. Harry Maguire is the most expensive defender while Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is the most expensive goal keeper.

However, this list of the most expensive football transfer ever was compiled by contents101 as at 2020. The record could change over time.

Top 100 Most Expensive Football Transfer of All Time

Pos.

Player

Clubs

Year

Fee

1

Neymar

Barcelona – PSG

2017

€222m

2

Kylian Mbappe

Monaco – PSG

2017

€145m (+€35m)

3

Joao Felix

Benfica – Atletico Madrid

2019

€126m

4

Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool – Barcelona

2018

€120m (+€40m)

4

Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid – Barcelona

2019

€120m

6

Ousmane Dembele

Borussia Dortmund – Barcelona

2017

€105m (+€45m)

6

Paul Pogba

Juventus – Manchester United

2016

€105m

8

Gareth Bale

Tottenham – Real Madrid

2013

€100.8m

9

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid – Juventus

2018

€100m

9

Eden Hazard

Chelsea – Real Madrid

2019

€100m (+€40m)

11

Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United – Real Madrid

2009

€94m

12

Gonzalo Higuain

Napoli – Juventus

2016

€90m

13

Harry Maguire

Leicester City – Manchester United

2019

€87.1m

14

Neymar

Santos – Barcelona

2013

€86.2m

15

Romelu Lukaku

Everton – Manchester United

2017

€84.8m

16

Virgil van Dijk

Southampton – Liverpool

2018

€84.5m

17

Luis Suarez

Liverpool – Barcelona

2014

€82.3m

18

James Rodriguez

Monaco – Real Madrid

2014

€80m

18

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Athletic Club – Chelsea

2018

€80m

18

Lucas Hernandez

Atletico Madrid – Bayern Munich

2019

€80m

18

Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United – Inter

2019

€80m

22

Nicolas Pepe

LilleArsenal

2019

€79m

23

Alvaro Morata

Real Madrid – Chelsea

2017

€78.9m

24

Zinedine Zidane

Juventus – Real Madrid

2001

€77.5m

25

Matthijs de Ligt

Ajax – Juventus

2019

€75m (+€10.5m)

25

Kevin De Bruyne

Wolfsburg – Manchester City

2015

€75m

25

Frenkie de Jong

Ajax – Barcelona

2019

€75m

28

Angel Di Maria

Real Madrid – Manchester United

2014

€74.6m

29

Alisson Becker

Roma – Liverpool

2018

€73m

30

Arthur Melo

Barcelona – Juventus

2020

€72m (+€10m)

31

Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen – Chelsea

2020

€70m (+€9m)

31

Luka Jovic

Frankfurt – Real Madrid

2019

€70m

31

Rodri

Atletico Madrid – Manchester City

2019

€70m

34

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Inter – Barcelona

2009

€69.5m

35

Raheem Sterling

Liverpool – Manchester City

2015

€69.1m

36

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City – Manchester City

2019

€67.8m

37

Diego Costa

Chelsea – Atletico Madrid

2018

€66m

38

Thomas Lemar

Monaco – Atletico Madrid

2018

€65m

38

Kaka

AC Milan – Real Madrid

2009

€65m

38

Aymeric Laporte

Athletic Club – Manchester City

2018

€65m

38

Joao Cancelo

Juventus – Manchester City

2019

€65m (inc. Danilo)

42

Edinson Cavani

Napoli – PSG

2013

€64.5m

43

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund – Arsenal

2018

€63.75m

44

David Luiz

Chelsea – PSG

2014

€62.5m

45

Angel Di Maria

Manchester United – PSG

2015

€61.6m

46

Oscar

Chelsea – Shanghai SIPG

2017

€60.3m

47

Miralem Pjanic

Juventus – Barcelona

2020

€60m (+€5m)

47

Naby Keita

RB Leipzig – Liverpool

2018

€60m

47

Luis Figo

Barcelona – Real Madrid

2000

€60m

47

Tanguy Ndombele

Lyon – Tottenham

2019

€60m

51

Fernando Torres

Liverpool – Chelsea

2011

€59m

52

Fred

Shakhtar Donetsk – Manchester United

2018

€58.9m

52

Jorginho

Napoli – Chelsea

2018

€58.9m

54

Hulk

Zenit – Shanghai SIPG

2016

€58.6m

55

Benjamin Mendy

Monaco – Manchester City

2017

€58.2m

56

John Stones

Everton – Manchester City

2016

€58m

57

Kyle Walker

Tottenham – Manchester City

2017

€56.7m

58

Ben Chilwell

Leicester City – Chelsea

2020

€55.8m

59

Bruno Fernandes

Sporting – Manchester United

2020

€55m (+€25m)

59

Hernan Crespo

Parma – Lazio

2000

€55m

61

Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon – Arsenal

2017

€53m (+€7m)

61

Timo Werner

RB Leipzig – Chelsea

2020

€53m

63

Gianluigi Buffon

Parma – Juventus

2001

€52m

64

Eliaquim Mangala

Porto – Manchester City

2014

€51.7m

65

Alex Teixeira

Shakhtar Donetsk – Jiangsu Suning

2016

€50m

65

Bernardo Silva

Monaco – Manchester City

2017

€50m

65

Fabinho

Monaco – Liverpool

2018

€50m

65

Eder Militao

Porto – Real Madrid

2019

€50m

65

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Crystal Palace – Manchester United

2019

€50m

65

Victor Oshimhen

Lille – Napoli

2020

€50m

71

Anthony Martial

Monaco – Manchester United

2015

€49.3m

72

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Swansea City – Everton

2017

€49.2m

73

Leroy Sane

Manchester City – Bayern Munich

2020

€49m (+€11m)

73

Christian Vieri

Lazio – Inter

1999

€49m

75

Gaizka Mendieta

Valencia – Lazio

2001

€48m

75

Ferland Mendy

Lyon – Real Madrid

2019

€48m

77

Mesut Ozil

Real Madrid – Arsenal

2013

€47m

78

Juan Sebastian Veron

Lazio – Manchester United

2001

€46m

78

Rio Ferdinand

Leeds United – Manchester United

2002

€46m

78

Ronaldo

Inter – Real Madrid

2002

€46m

78

Juan Mata

Chelsea – Manchester United

2014

€46m

78

Douglas Costa

Bayern Munich – Juventus

2017

€46m

83

Christian Benteke

Aston Villa – Liverpool

2015

€45.8m

84

James Rodriguez

Porto – Monaco

2013

€45m

84

Joao Mario

Sporting C.P. – Inter

2016

€45m

84

Granit Xhaka

Borussia Monchengladbach – Arsenal

2016

€45m

84

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Monaco – Chelsea

2017

€45m

84

Richarlison

Watford – Everton

2018

€45m

84

Vinicius Junior

Flamengo – Real Madrid

2018

€45m

84

Rodrygo

Santos – Real Madrid

2019

€45m

84

Mateo Kovacic

Real Madrid – Chelsea

2019

€45m

84

Sebastien Haller

Eintracht Frankfurt – West Ham

2019

€45m

93

Nemanja Matic

Chelsea – Manchester United

2017

€44.7m

94

Youri Tielemans

Monaco – Leicester City

2019

€44.6m

95

Leroy Sane

Schalke – Manchester City

2016

€44m

96

Andriy Schevchenko

AC Milan – Chelsea

2006

€43.9m

97

Robinho

Real Madrid – Manchester City

2008

€43m

97

Radamel Falcao

Atletico Madrid – Monaco

2013

€43m

99

Alexis Sanchez

Barcelona – Arsenal

2014

€42.5m

100

Rui Costa

Fiorentina – AC Milan

2001

€42m

100

Javier Pastore

Palermo – PSG

2011

€42m

100

Thiago Silva

AC Milan – PSG

2012

€42m

100

Jackson Martinez

Atletico Madrid – Guangzhou Evergrande

2016

€42m

100

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Borussia Dortmund – Manchester United

2016

€42m

100

Mohamed Salah

Roma – Liverpool

2017

€42m

100

Leonardo Bonucci

Juventus – AC Milan

2017

€42m

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