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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 February 2, 2019. According to Wikipedia
Only disclosed transfer fees. Not adjusted for inflation.
Based on the price paid in pounds
Last updated: February 02, 2019
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Fee
Year
Destination
Player
£198 m
2017
Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar
£158 m
2018
Paris Saint-Germain
Kylian Mbappé
£106 m
2018
Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho
£97 m
2017
Barcelona
Ousmane Dembélé
£89 m
2016
Manchester United
Paul Pogba
£89 m
2018
Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo
£86 m
2013
Real Madrid
Gareth Bale
£80 m
2009
Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo
£75 m
2016
Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain
£75 m
2017
Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku
£75 m
2018
Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk
£75 m
2014
Barcelona
Luis Suárez
£72 m
2018
Chelsea
Kepa Arrizabalaga
Fee
Year
Destination
Player
£63 m
2014
Real Madrid
James Rodríguez
£63 m
2018
Atlético Madrid
Thomas Lemar
£62 m
2019
Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong
£60 m
2018
Manchester City
Riyad Mahrez
£60 m
2014
Manchester United
Angel Di Maria
£58 m
2017
Chelsea
Álvaro Morata
£58 m
2019
Chelsea
Christian Pulisic
£57 m
2018
Manchester City
Aymeric Laporte
£56 m
2018
Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
£56 m
2009
Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
£56 m
2009
Real Madrid
Kaká
£56 m
2018
Liverpool
Alisson
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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 71
Sep 24, 2013
maybe they hit random and this quiz came up and had no idea of football players
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level 68
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 40
Oct 28, 2013
make that 17% now. -_-
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level 71
Apr 29, 2014
Okay, so whose picture is on the quiz?
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level 69
Aug 19, 2014
Zinedine Zidane
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level 80
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.
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level 76
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 78
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 17
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
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level 56
Sep 5, 2017
I think you mean 22%...
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level 47
Sep 17, 2017
21%
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level 66
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
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level 31
Jul 6, 2018
It's Zinedine Zidane, an Algerian-French star who is famous for being an aggressive guy.
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level 1
Jun 13, 2018
Dearest CofiinDodge, I believe you are a big bellend and I don't think you should be criticising peoples knowledge of football you chunky piece of sh!t lmao, anyway heres my address come fight me you big sket. Iv7 8jh Culbokie Beaufort
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level 75
Jul 6, 2018
no clue. Also never heard of the guy at the top of the list or most of the others below him, unless that's Julie.
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level 45
Jul 31, 2018
Now 25%
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level 46
Mar 15, 2013
thanks for this
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level 44
Mar 17, 2013
You're welcome
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level 82
Sep 15, 2013
What about Mendieta?
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level 44
Oct 5, 2013
He just missed out at £29m
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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
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level 54
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 50
Mar 3, 2016
Angel Di Maria was nearly 3 times what Liverpool paid for Luis Suarez...........
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level 40
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 54
Aug 18, 2014
27.5 million
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level 82
Feb 18, 2016
29.9 GBP. Still well below the cutoff.
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level 72
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 68
Feb 3, 2015
PSG doesn't regret, Qatar is paying. Limitless.
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level 54
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
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level 73
Aug 19, 2014
Don't think anybody paid £38m for Aguero in 2001. He would have been 13 years old then. Some prodigy!
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level 31
Sep 10, 2017
They might for his son though, who's also Maradona's grandson.
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level 69
Aug 19, 2014
The year for Crespo should be 2000.
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level 66
Aug 19, 2014
Pretty sure the year for Aguero should be 2011.
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level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Sorry the errors in the dates have been fixed.
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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 70
Aug 20, 2014
haha...I got 4
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level 44
Aug 20, 2014
Eden Hazard?
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level 32
Sep 8, 2014
Update for Di Maria
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level 54
Sep 9, 2014
Angel Di Maria's moved from Real to Man Utd for 59.7 million. Pls update
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level 31
Nov 20, 2014
Far too much money in the sport now. Also what a joke that Andy Carroll transfer was.
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level 13
Jan 24, 2015
I'm pretty sure Ibrahimovic moved to psg after the qatarians bought them in 2011
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level 68
Feb 3, 2015
Wow, you are SO perceptive !
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level 22
Jun 13, 2015
how did I miss ibrahimovic?!
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level 24
Jul 31, 2015
Should be updated to include likes of Sterling and Di Maria...again
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level 72
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).
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level 16
Oct 8, 2015
Transfer fee of Mangala reveald as 42M, not a 32M
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level 43
Nov 22, 2015
Can this one please get an update
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level 54
Dec 13, 2015
So many great players here, Ronaldo, Zidane, Ibra... and then there's Andy carroll.
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level 66
Jan 6, 2016
I entered the 6 soccer players I know. Three were there. So, I got 3. :D
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level 36
Aug 1, 2016
Update after this summer. There is a new number 3
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level 39
Aug 17, 2016
Pogba (105) and Higuain (90) new numbers 1 and 4, respectively.
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level 76
Sep 7, 2016
Maybe accept just "James" for James Rodriguez?
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level 67
Sep 5, 2017
It should be accepted, as that's how the player is known and the name he sports in his shirt.
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level 28
Oct 17, 2016
Ahahaahhahha David Luiz XDDDDD
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level 26
Feb 18, 2017
What about Oscar?
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level 41
Aug 4, 2017
this definitely needs to be updated now! £200million for a player makes pogba seem cheap af
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level 57
Aug 24, 2017
There is a new "top 2" most expensive transfers! Both of 100 million! Amazing!
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level 68
Sep 1, 2017
You got Cavani's 2013 transfer twice.
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level ∞
Sep 2, 2017
Fixed
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level 43
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 57
Sep 5, 2017
John Stones. Good god.
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level 78
Feb 3, 2019
He's good but not God.
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level 53
Sep 6, 2017
where are mbappe and sigurdsson?
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level 51
Sep 6, 2017
Will Mbappe be added now or later?
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level 72
Sep 9, 2017
Later. Right now Mbappé is on loan, but the fee clause will bring him next year.
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level ∞
Sep 14, 2017
Must be the case. Neither Wikipedia nor Transfermarkt list him.
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level 72
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!
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level 26
Sep 13, 2017
mbappe is 2nd most expenisve now at about 150million pounds
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level 62
Oct 2, 2017
8 transfers on the list are 2017, all but one in the past 10 years, talk about inflation
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level 57
Jan 7, 2018
Add Coutinho
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level 57
Jan 7, 2018
And Van Dijk
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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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level 40
Jul 24, 2018
This needs to be updated badly....the likes of Coutinho, Van Dijk, Mbappe and Mahrez should all be there
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level 55
Jul 25, 2018
Plus aubameyang, allison, laporte and maybe richarlison, cos everton apparently just payed around £50 million for him
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level 71
Dec 14, 2018
How about accepting "James" as nobody ever refers to this player as "Rodríguez"? Plus, even Bayern Munich write James on their shirts.
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level ∞
Feb 2, 2019
Okay
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level 55
Jan 2, 2019
This quiz desparately needs an update, were in the 3rd transfer window since the last update, in which time allison, kepa, van dijk, ronaldo (again), laporte, mahrez, pulisic, aubameyang and probably a few others ive forgotten should easily make this list
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level ∞
Jan 2, 2019
I'll update on February 2nd after the transfer window closes in the major European leagues.
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level 71
Apr 19, 2019
Hard to believe an American is on this list (Pulisic). I hope he delivers!