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Top 10 Most Expensive Football Transfers in History

10. Cristiano Ronaldo – $118 Million

10. Cristiano Ronaldo – $118 Million

Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo captains the Portugal national team and plays forward for Serie A club Juventus. There were so many critics when Juventus paid €100 million for one of the game’s biggest stars. He is one of the most handsome footballers in the world.

Questions have been raised about the age of Ronaldo, the adaptation of a new league, and the financing of the agreement. At the age of 34, only Ronaldo might be worth $100 million, bringing him to the list as one of the costliest transfers in football history.

9. Gareth Bal – $118.5 Million

9. Gareth Bal – $118.5 Million

Welsh professional footballer Gareth Bale currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid in La Liga and the Wales national team.

Bale started his career with Southampton and played left and received recognition as a free-kick specialist. From Tottenham to Real Madrid,  Gareth Bale was transferred for € 100.8m. Bale remains the most costly British player in history to date.

8. Paul Pogba – $123.5 Million

8. Paul Pogba – $123.5 Million

The French professional footballer Paul Labile Pogba is playing for both the Manchester United Premier League and the French National Team. He mainly plays as a center midfielder, although he can also play as an offensive midfielder, a defensive midfielder, or a deep-lying playmaker.

Paul Pogba‘s return to Manchester United was always a foregone conclusion, and he did so in 2016. From Juventus to  Manchester United Pogba was transferred for € 105 million, making it one of the most expensive football transfers in history.

7. Antoine Griezmann – $141 Million

7. Antoine Griezmann – $141 Million

The French professional footballer Antoine Griezmann is playing for La Liga Club Barcelona and the France national team as a forward. Griezmann started his professional club career at Real Sociedad, where he won the Segunda División in his first season.

Antoine Griezmann, one of the most expensive transfers in football history, moved from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona for €120 million. It’s not every day that we witness a move from Madrid to Barcelona. After France won the 2018 World Cup, Barcelona splashed the cash to sign Griezmann to a five-year contract.

6. João Félix – $148 Million

6. João Félix – $148 Million

The Portuguese professional soccer player João Félix plays forward for the Atlético Madrid club and the Portuguese national team. He can play as a winger or an attacking midfielder and is noted for his pace, finishing, inventiveness, acrobatic ability, technique, and dribbling.

Felix was sold to Atletico Madrid for €126 million from Benfica. Felix was signed by the Spanish team Atletico Madrid for a record-breaking fee — the sixth-highest ever paid.

5. Eden Hazard – $164.5 Million

5. Eden Hazard – $164.5 Million

Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer, who plays for the Spanish Real Madrid club and is captain of the Belgian national team as a winger or a midfield attacker.

He is regarded as one of the finest players of his generation for his inventiveness, dribbling, and passing. In 2019, he was sold from Chelsea to Real Madrid for a record-breaking €140 million, making him the sixth most expensive player transfer in football history.

4. Ousmane Dembéléis – $170.5 Million

4. Ousmane Dembéléis – $170.5 Million

A French football professional who plays as an advanced player for the La Liga club Barcelona and the national team of France, Ousmane Dembéléis regarded as one of the most expensive transfers in history when he was traded for €145m from Borussia Dortmund to FC Barcelona.

Dembélé, who was born in Vernon, started his career with Rennes before joining Dortmund in 2016. In the 2016–17 season, he and die Borussen won the DFB-Pokal, with him scoring a goal in the final. The France international signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp in one of the most costly agreements in history.

3. Philippe Coutinho – $188 Million

3. Philippe Coutinho – $188 Million

Brazilian professional football player Philippe Coutinho  plays for the Barcelona Spanish Club and the Brazilian national team as an attacking midfielder or winger. His vision, passing, dribbling, and ability to create curved long-range shots have earned him a reputation.

Coutinho was brought in to replace Neymar, who left FC Barcelona with a lack of inventiveness. A deal that was even more expensive than Dembele’s has failed to produce the same results as the Frenchman. Philippe’s transfer from Liverpool to FC Barcelona cost €160 million one of the most expensive paid transfers ever in the game.

2. Kylian Mbappé – $211.5 Million

2. Kylian Mbappé – $211.5 Million

Kylian Mbappé  is a forward player for the French national team and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappé began his senior career with Ligue 1 club Monaco, where he debuted in 2015 at the age of 16.

The Frenchman joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan in 2017 and then signed a permanent deal for €180 million in the summer of 2018, marking him the most expensive teenager of all time. Kylian’s transfer from AS Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain cost €180 million, making it one of the most expensive transfers ever.

1. Neymar – $261 Million

1. Neymar – $261 Million

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, known as Neymar, is a professional footballer from Brazil who plays for the Paris-Saint-Germain Ligue1 and the National Brazilian Team as a forward.

He is highly recognized as one of the world’s greatest players. He won the continental triple of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UEFA Champions League alongside Barcelona’s offensive three of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, and finished third in the FIFA Ballon d’Or for his exploits in 2015.