Top 10 Most Expensive Football Transfers - David Villa Joins The List

David Villa has entered the top ten most expensive football transfers with his £34.2 million move from Valencia to Barcelona...
Spanish champions Barcelona completed the transfer of highly rated attacker David Villa from Valencia on Wednesday to make the first big money transfer of the 2010 summer transfer window about a month before the start of the World Cup.

The Catalan side didn't hesitate to pay Valencia an amount of £34.2 million for the services of the Spanish international, thus making Villa one of the ten most expensive players in history.

The former Zaragoza man enters the top ten at the expense of Andriy Shevchenko, who left Milan for Chelsea for an amount of £30m in 2006. Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka still occupy the two top spots in the top ten after their 2009 moves.

David Villa enters the top ten in sixth position based on the amount of £ involved in the deal.

Pos. Player From To Year Fee
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Real Madrid 2009 £80m
2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Inter
Barcelona
2009
£60.7
3 Kaka AC Milan Real Madrid
2009 £56m
4 Zinedine Zidane Juventus Real Madrid 2001 £45.6m
5 Luis Figo Barcelona Real Madrid 2000 £37m
6 Hernan Crespo Parma Lazio 2000 £35.5m
7 David Villa Valencia Barcelona 2010 £34.2m
8 Gianluigi Buffon Parma Juventus 2001 £32.6m
9 Robinho Real Madrid Manchester City 2008 £32.5m
10 Christian Vieri Lazio Inter 1999 £32m

2) Samuel Eto'o (valued at £17.5 m)switched from Barcelona to Inter as part of the deal.
6) Matias Almeyda and Sergio Conceicao went to Parma as part of the deal.
8) Jonathan Bachini joined Parma as part of the deal
 
Several of the transfers in the list above were between two teams from the Euro-zone and the transfer fees were paid in € instead of in £. Changing currency exchange rates thus influence the top ten of most expensive transfers and David Villa doesn't make the top ten in the following list.

Pos. Player From To Year Fee
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Real Madrid 2009 €93.5m
2 Zinedine Zidane Juventus Real Madrid 2001 €75m
3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Inter
Barcelona
2009
€69m
4 Kaka AC Milan Real Madrid 2009 €65.1m
5 Luis Figo Barcelona  Real Madrid 2000 €58.5m
6 Hernan Crespo Parma Lazio 2000 €53.6m
7 Gianluigi Buffon Parma Juventus 2001 €49.2m
8 Robinho Real Madrid Manchester City 2008 €49m
9 Christian Vieri Lazio Inter 1999 €48.3m
10 Andriy Shevchenko
Milan
Chelsea
2006 €46.4m

3) Samuel Eto'o (valued at €20 m)switched from Barcelona to Inter as part of the deal.
6) Matias Almeyda and Sergio Conceicao went to Parma as part of the deal.
7) Jonathan Bachini joined Parma as part of the deal