The 100 most expensive football transfers of all time

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The monumental moves this summer just keep on coming with Paris Saint-Germain snapping up Kylian Mbappe

Neymar completed his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a staggering fee of €222 million early in August but the big deals this summer haven't stopped, with Kylian Mbappe joining him in Paris for €145m plus €35m in bonuses.

As a result, the Brazilian is now the most expensive player of all time, having smashed the previous record held by Manchester United's Paul Pogba, who arrived at Old Trafford last summer from Juventus for €105m. Mbappe, meanwhile, moves to second on the list.

Pos. Player Clubs Year Fee
1 Neymar Barcelona - PSG 2017 €222m
2 Kylian Mbappe Monaco - PSG 2017 €145m (+€35m)
=3 Ousmane Dembele Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund 2017 €105m (+€45m)
=3 Paul Pogba Juventus - Manchester United 2016 €105m
5 Gareth Bale Tottenham - Real Madrid 2013 €100.8m
6 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United - Real Madrid 2009 €94m
7 Gonzalo Higuain Napoli - Juventus 2016 €90m
8 Neymar Santos - Barcelona 2013 €86.2m
9 Romelu Lukaku Everton - Manchester United 2017 €84.8m
10 Luis Suarez Liverpool - Barcelona 2014 €82.3m
11 James Rodriguez Monaco - Real Madrid 2014 €80m
12 Alvaro Morata Real Madrid - Chelsea 2017 €78.9m
13 Zinedine Zidane Juventus - Real Madrid 2001 €77.5m
14 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg - Manchester City 2015 €75m
15 Angel Di Maria Real Madrid - Manchester United 2014 €74.6m
16 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Inter - Barcelona 2009 €69.5m
17 Raheem Sterling Liverpool - Manchester City 2015 €69.1m
18 Kaka AC Milan - Real Madrid 2009 €65m
19 Edinson Cavani Napoli- PSG 2013 €64.5m
20 David Luiz Chelsea - PSG 2014 €62.5m
21 Angel Di Maria Manchester United - PSG 2015 €61.6m
22 Oscar Chelsea - Shanghai SIPG 2016 €60.3m
23 Luis Figo Barcelona - Real Madrid 2000 €60m
24 Fernando Torres Liverpool - Chelsea 2011 €59m
25 Hulk Zenit - Shanghai SIPG 2016 €58.6m
26 Benjamin Mendy Monaco - Manchester City 2017 €58.2m
27 John Stones Everton - Manchester City 2016 €58m
28 Kyle Walker Tottenham - Manchester City 2017 €56.7m
29 Hernan Crespo Parma - Lazio 2000 €55m
30 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon - Arsenal 2017 €52.4m
31 Gianluigi Buffon Parma - Juventus 2001 €52m
32 Eliaquim Mangala Valencia - Manchester City 2014 €51.7m
=33 Alex Teixeira Shakhtar Dontesk - Jiangsu Suning 2016 €50m
=33 Bernardo Silva Monaco - Manchester City 2017 €50m
35 Anthony Martial Monaco - Manchester United 2015 €49.3m
36 Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea - Everton 2017 €49.2m
37 Christian Vieri Lazio - Inter 1999 €49m
38 Gaizka Mendieta Valencia - Lazio 2001 €48m
39 Mesut Ozil Real Madrid - Arsenal 2013 €47m
=40 Juan Sebastian Veron Lazio - Manchester United 2001 €46m
=40 Rio Ferdinand Leeds - Manchester United 2002 €46m
=40 Ronaldo Inter - Real Madrid 2002 €46m
=40 Juan Mata Chelsea - Manchester United 2014 €46m
=40 Douglas Costa Bayern Munich - Juventus 2017 €46m
45 Christian Benteke Aston Villa - Liverpool 2015 €45.8m
=46 James Rodriguez Porto - Monaco 2013 €45m
=46 Joao Mario Sporting CP - Inter 2016 €45m
=46 Granit Xhaka Borussia Monchengladbach - Arsenal 2016 €45m
=46 Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco - Chelsea 2017 €45m
50 Nemanja Matic Chelsea - Manchester United 2017 €44.7m
51 Leroy Sane Schalke - Manchester City 2016 €44m
52 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan - Chelsea 2006 €43.9m
=53 Robinho Real Madrid - Manchester City 2008 €43m
=53 Radamel Falcao Atletico Madrid - Monaco 2013 €43m
55 Alexis Sanchez Barcelona - Arsenal 2014 €42.5m
=56 Rui Costa Fiorentina - AC Milan 2001 €42m
=56 Javier Pastore Palermo - PSG 2011 €42m
=56 Thiago Silva AC Milan - PSG 2012 €42m
=56 Jackson Martinez Atletico Madrid - Guangzhou Evergrande 2016 €42m
=56 Henrikh Mkhitaryan Borussia Dortmund - Manchester United 2016 €42m
=56 Mohamed Salah Roma - Liverpool 2017 €42m
=56 Leonardo Bonucci Juventus - AC Milan 2017 €42m
=63 Lilian Thuram Parma - Juventus 2001 €41.5m
=63 Corentin Tolisso Lyon - Bayern Munich 2017 €41.5m
65 Andy Carroll Newcastle - Liverpool 2011 €41.3m
=66 Pavel Nedved Lazio - Juventus 2001 €41.2m
=66 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia - Arsenal 2016 €41.2m
=66 Sadio Mane Southampton - Liverpool 2016 €41.2m
=66 Roberto Firmino Hoffenheim - Liverpool 2015 €41m
=66 Marc Overmars Arsenal - Barcelona 2001 €41m
=71 David Villa Valencia - Barcelona 2010 €40m
=71 Paulinho Guangzhou Evergrande - Barcelona 2017 €40m
=71 Sergio Aguero Atletico Madrid - Manchester City 2011 €40m
=71 Radamel Falcao Porto - Atletico Madrid 2011 €40m
=71 Hulk Porto - Zenit 2012 €40m
=71 Axel Witsel Benfica - Zenit 2012 €40m
=71 Javi Martinez Athletic Club - Bayern Munich 2012 €40m
=71 Eden Hazard Lille - Chelsea 2012 €40m
=71 Fernandinho Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City 2013 €40m
=71 Ederson Benfica - Manchester City 2017 €40m
=71 Federico Bernardeschi Fiorentina - Juventus 2017 €40m
82 David Luiz PSG - Chelsea 2016 €39.6m
=83 Michy Batshuayi Marseille - Chelsea 2016 €39m
=83 Antonio Rudiger Roma - Chelsea 2017 €39m
85 Didier Drogba Marseille - Chelsea 2004 €38.5m
=86 Michael Essien Lyon - Chelsea 2005 €38m
=86 Fernando Torres Atletico Madrid - Liverpool 2007 €38m
=86 Dimitar Berbatov Tottenham - Manchester United 2008 €38m
=86 Gonzalo Higuain Real Madrid - Napoli 2013 €38m
=86 Diego Costa Atletico Madrid - Chelsea 2014 €38m
=86 Eric Bailly Villarreal - Manchester United 2016 €38m
=86 Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich 2016 €38m
=86 Andre Silva Porto - AC Milan 2017 €38m
=86 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal - Liverpool 2017 €38m
=86 David Beckham Manchester United - Real Madrid 2003 €37.5m
=86 Luke Shaw Southampton - Manchester United 2014 €37.5m
97 Jackson Martinez Porto - Atletico Madrid 2015 €37.1m
=98 Filippo Inzaghi Juventus - AC Milan 2001 €37m
=98 Wayne Rooney Everton - Manchester United 2004 €37m
=98 Edin Dzeko Wolfsburg - Manchester City 2010 €37m
=98 Mario Gotze Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich 2013 €37m
=98 Arturo Vidal Juventus - Bayern Munich 2015 €37m


THE MOST EXPENSIVE BRITISH PLAYER


Gareth Bale Perez Real Madrid

As illustrated above, while Neymar and Pogba's recent moves saw Gareth Bale slip to third in the all-time standings, the Wales international remains the most expensive British player of all time, thanks to his €100.8m move to Real Madrid in 2013.

The costliest English player in history, incidentally, is Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, who joined from Liverpool in 2015 for €69.1m.


THE MOST EXPENSIVE TEENAGER


Kylian Mbappe France 2017

After joining PSG, Mbappe not only became the second-most expensive player of all time, he also became the most expensive teenager ever.

The Monaco wonderkid joined PSG on a loan-to-buy deal that will be worth €180m after bonuses – not bad for a player who doesn't even turn 19 until December!


THE MOST EXPENSIVE DEFENDER


David Luiz PSG

While Benjamin Mendy's summer move to Manchester City makes him the most expensive defender of all time in British Sterling, he does not hold that title in terms of Euros, when exchange rates at the time of transfers are factored into the equation.

Indeed, for that reason, David Luiz remains the costliest defender in history given his £50m move from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain in 2014 actually cost the Ligue 1 outfit €62.5m


THE MOST EXPENSIVE GOALKEEPER


Gianluigi Buffon Juventus

City also nearly made history with Ederson, who joined from Benfica for a whopping €40m, but Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon remains the most expensive goalkeeper ever - 16 years after he joined from Parma for €52m, which is a colossal fee when inflation is taken into account.

The Italy icon looks set to hold on to that particular title for a while yet but the insane thing is that it now seems only like a matter of time before further transfer records fall.


THE BIGGEST TRANSFER OUTSIDE OF EUROPE


Oscar Shanghai SIPG

Indeed, the most a non-European club has ever paid for a player is €60.3m, which Shanghai SIPG handed over to Chelsea for Brazil midfielder Oscar last year.

However, with the way the market is going, who knows which record will be shattered next?!

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