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Most Expensive Football Transfers Ever

We have a list of the highest transfer fees ever paid in association football. Name the players.
  • Through September 1, 2017. According to Wikipedia
  • Only disclosed transfer fees. Not adjusted for inflation.
  • Quiz by ImDB - Sep 02, 2017
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Fee
Year
Player
£198m
2017
£97m
2017
£89m
2016
£85m
2013
£80m
2009
£75m
2016
£75m
2017
£72m
2013
£65m
2014
Fee
Year
Player
£63m
2014
£60m
2017
£60m
2014
£58m
2017
£56m
2009
£56m
2009
£55m
2015
£55m
2013
Fee
Year
Player
£52m
2017
£51m
2013
£50m
2011
£50m
2017
£50m
2014
£48m
2016
£47m
2001
£47m
2017
Answer Stats
Fee
Year
Player
% Correct
Your %
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level 14
Feb 1, 2013
How can 12% not know who's picture is on the quiz wow
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level 67
Sep 24, 2013
maybe they hit random and this quiz came up and had no idea of football players
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level 66
Sep 5, 2017
This is how I ended up on this quiz. I don't know anything about soccer/football players, so I got 0 correct.
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level 34
Oct 28, 2013
make that 17% now. -_-
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level 66
Apr 29, 2014
Okay, so whose picture is on the quiz?
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level 67
Aug 19, 2014
Zinedine Zidane
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level 78
Aug 19, 2014
I got him, but the picture played no part in that. I remembered about 4 more footballers. 2 were a hit, Messi wasn't on the list and Marco van Basten was more of the 80s or 90s when these sums weren't as astronomical. Oh, Beckham wasn't there either.
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level 33
Aug 22, 2014
I had trouble spelling his name, but I knew his picture.
+1
level 74
Jan 17, 2016
I know who he is, but he retired maybe 10 years ago, so he's not relevant to a lot of younger people
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level 76
Oct 5, 2016
He's currently manager of some lowly team called Real Madrid - so not really out of the news yet!
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level 14
Feb 28, 2018
I know him, and I'm not that old!
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level 44
Apr 16, 2016
Pictures don't come up on the mobile site.
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level 28
Jan 1, 2017
zidane is 77% now. Also, I have no idea who paul pogba is and i can bet that ronaldo is way better then him
+1
level 34
Sep 5, 2017
Pogba plays for man united and is probs not better than ronaldo but he has real good ball control and is a great match with lukaku
+1
level 46
Sep 5, 2017
I think you mean 22%...
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level 44
Sep 17, 2017
21%
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level 67
Nov 16, 2017
I'm just taking this quiz to get it off of my "not taken" list. I have no idea who the sportsball game player in the picture is
+1
level 45
Mar 15, 2013
thanks for this
+1
level 44
Mar 17, 2013
You're welcome
+1
level 74
Sep 15, 2013
What about Mendieta?
+1
level 44
Oct 5, 2013
He just missed out at £29m
+1
level 46
Sep 24, 2013
How is Eto'o on not here? Wasn't he the highest paid player ever at the time of his trade to that Russian team?
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level 34
Sep 24, 2013
its about tranfers and his highest was 24 million euros
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level 32
Sep 24, 2013
Andy Carrol was nearly 50% more than United paid for Van Persie.
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level 44
Feb 2, 2014
Love that stat
+1
level 53
Apr 23, 2014
united paid 25 million for rvp
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level 32
Apr 15, 2015
50% more than 25m is 37.5m close
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level 49
Mar 3, 2016
Angel Di Maria was nearly 3 times what Liverpool paid for Luis Suarez...........
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level 44
Sep 24, 2013
thats a lot of green for Hulk...
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level 34
Oct 28, 2013
wow only 62% know kaka?
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level 48
Jun 5, 2014
Didn't Spurs pay £30m for Lamela too?
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level 53
Aug 18, 2014
27.5 million
+1
level 79
Feb 18, 2016
29.9 GBP. Still well below the cutoff.
+1
level 71
Jul 24, 2014
Hopefully you're going to update this list once the summer window is finished. I mean, Real Madrid adding more and more and more names to the list, PSG and ManU buying defenders at very high prices (and probably regretting about it) and so more things like those.
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level 64
Feb 3, 2015
PSG doesn't regret, Qatar is paying. Limitless.
+1
level 53
Aug 13, 2014
update for Suarez, Rodriguez, Mangala, Shaw
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level 44
Aug 13, 2014
The quiz will be updated once the summer transfer window is closed
+1
level 40
Aug 19, 2014
As good as Figo may still be, I don't think anyone would be paying £37m for him in 2014... error me thinks!
+1
level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
That was my bad. Fixed now.
+1
level 70
Aug 19, 2014
Don't think anybody paid £38m for Aguero in 2001. He would have been 13 years old then. Some prodigy!
+1
level 27
Sep 10, 2017
They might for his son though, who's also Maradona's grandson.
+1
level 67
Aug 19, 2014
The year for Crespo should be 2000.
+1
level 64
Aug 19, 2014
Pretty sure the year for Aguero should be 2011.
+1
level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Sorry the errors in the dates have been fixed.
+1
level 34
Aug 19, 2014
so if you take away real madrid and barcelona, you would be left with half a quiz!
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level 68
Aug 20, 2014
haha...I got 4
+1
level 44
Aug 20, 2014
Eden Hazard?
+1
level 32
Sep 8, 2014
Update for Di Maria
+1
level 53
Sep 9, 2014
Angel Di Maria's moved from Real to Man Utd for 59.7 million. Pls update
+1
level 33
Nov 20, 2014
Far too much money in the sport now. Also what a joke that Andy Carroll transfer was.
+1
level 13
Jan 24, 2015
I'm pretty sure Ibrahimovic moved to psg after the qatarians bought them in 2011
+1
level 64
Feb 3, 2015
Wow, you are SO perceptive !
+1
level 3
Jun 12, 2015
What about shevchenko to chelsea??
+1
level 23
Jun 13, 2015
how did I miss ibrahimovic?!
+1
level 17
Jul 17, 2015
you need to add Raheem Sterling to the list!!
+1
level 22
Jul 31, 2015
Should be updated to include likes of Sterling and Di Maria...again
+1
level 71
Sep 8, 2015
And Martial, don't forget ManU last summer blunder (Not talking about the player, but about the way ManU did those negotiations).
+1
level 16
Oct 8, 2015
Transfer fee of Mangala reveald as 42M, not a 32M
+1
level 44
Nov 22, 2015
Can this one please get an update
+1
level 54
Dec 13, 2015
So many great players here, Ronaldo, Zidane, Ibra... and then there's Andy carroll.
+1
level 16
Jan 3, 2016
Didn't Bayern munich spend over 32 million for javi martinez?
+1
level 66
Jan 6, 2016
I entered the 6 soccer players I know. Three were there. So, I got 3. :D
+1
level 36
Aug 1, 2016
Update after this summer. There is a new number 3
+1
level 39
Aug 17, 2016
Pogba (105) and Higuain (90) new numbers 1 and 4, respectively.
+1
level 74
Sep 7, 2016
Maybe accept just "James" for James Rodriguez?
+1
level 65
Sep 5, 2017
It should be accepted, as that's how the player is known and the name he sports in his shirt.
+1
level 25
Oct 17, 2016
Ahahaahhahha David Luiz XDDDDD
+1
level 26
Feb 18, 2017
What about Oscar?
+1
level 42
Aug 4, 2017
this definitely needs to be updated now! £200million for a player makes pogba seem cheap af
+1
level 57
Aug 24, 2017
There is a new "top 2" most expensive transfers! Both of 100 million! Amazing!
+1
level 66
Sep 1, 2017
You got Cavani's 2013 transfer twice.
+1
level ∞
Sep 2, 2017
Fixed
+1
level 29
Sep 5, 2017
You have missed Raheem Sterling. Manchester City paid 62.5 Million Euros to Liverpool for him. He should be on this list, too.
+1
level 29
Sep 6, 2017
Also the transfer of di Maria from Manchester United to PSG is missing.
+1
level 23
Sep 5, 2017
very fun quiz
+1
level 37
Sep 5, 2017
Can you correct this.. Neymar bought out his own contract and moved on a free transfer.. we all know where the money came from but saying it was a £198m transfer is not technically correct..
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level 29
Sep 6, 2017
Well, the transfer fee has been paid to release Neymar from his contract with Barcelona. The details are another topic. The fact, that the transfer fee has been paid regardless by whom is what counts. Barcelona received the astronomical sum of 222 million Euros, which makes it a transfer from Barcelonas pov.
+1
level 54
Sep 5, 2017
John Stones. Good god.
+1
level 52
Sep 6, 2017
where are mbappe and sigurdsson?
+1
level 51
Sep 6, 2017
Will Mbappe be added now or later?
+1
level 71
Sep 9, 2017
Later. Right now Mbappé is on loan, but the fee clause will bring him next year.
+1
level ∞
Sep 14, 2017
Must be the case. Neither Wikipedia nor Transfermarkt list him.
+1
level 71
Sep 9, 2017
At this rate, the quiz image must be changed next year. To think that Zidane's transfer was once thought insurmountable... now even Stones costs more!
+1
level 27
Sep 13, 2017
mbappe is 2nd most expenisve now at about 150million pounds
+1
level 21
Sep 13, 2017
mbappe!!!!
+1
level 62
Oct 2, 2017
8 transfers on the list are 2017, all but one in the past 10 years, talk about inflation
+1
level 53
Nov 8, 2017
stones?!God help us all!!!
+1
level 57
Jan 7, 2018
Add Coutinho
+1
level 57
Jan 7, 2018
And Van Dijk
+1
level 43
Jan 30, 2018
Funny thing is I counted maybe 5 players that are real legends and maybe 3 that were worth the money. Back in the days when you payed 40-50 million for a player that was a superstar on level of Messi and Ronaldo, like Brazilian Ronaldo, Figo or Zidane. Today they pay this kind of money for some average players. Football has changed, cant see as many stars like even 10-15 years ago. There are 10 superstars and rest are bunch of "no-names"
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level 56
May 22, 2018
Surely Mbappe & Martial are up there ?
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