Top 100 most expensive transfers

Football transfers have been quiet for some time during the pandemic. Clubs had less income when they played for empty stadiums. So there wasn’t enough money to spent on new players. Now the virus isn’t influencing football anymore, clubs are spending loads of money again. Therefore we decided to take a look at the top 100 most expensive transfers.

Manchester City

Manchester City is the top buying club in this list. 15 of the top 100 players are bought by Manchester City. With a total value of almost 825 million GBP.  An average of 45 million per player.  A club like PSG leads the list with the two most expensive transfers. In total only 6 transfers in the top 100 are bought by Paris Saint-Germain. The value of 566 million is very impressive with only 6 players. An average of 94 million per player. Which is the highest average out of all clubs in this list.

Up-to-date list

This list is updated as much as possible. As soon as new transfer make it to the top 100 most expensive transfers we will put them into this list. Do you feel we missed out on a specific transfer? Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will update it immediately!

Update 2023 winter transfer window

The 2023 winter transfer window is finally closed. It was a very special transfer window. Chelsea was the biggest player on the market. Four new transfers made it to the top 100 most expensive tranfers. Two of them are in the top 15. The new Chelsea signings Enzo Fernandez (6th place) and Mykhalo Mudryk (13th place), cost almost 200 GBP together. Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) and Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) are in 96th and 99th place on the ranking. They will probably drop out of the top 100 next window.

Pos.PlayerClub fromClub toYearFee
1NeymarBarcelona PSG2017£198.000.000
2Kylian MbappeMonaco PSG2017£166.000.000
3Philippe CoutinhoLiverpool Barcelona2018£142.000.000
4Joao FelixBenfica Atletico Madrid2019£114.000.000
5Antoine GriezmannAtletico Madrid Barcelona2019£107.000.000
6Enzo FernandezBenficaChelsea2023£106.700.000
7Eden HazardChelsea Real Madrid2019£103.500.000
8Jack GrealishAston Villa Manchester City2021£100.000.000
9Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid Juventus2018£100.000.000
10Romelu LukakuInter Chelsea2021£97.500.000
11Ousmane DembeleBorussia Dortmund Barcelona2017£96.800.000
12Paul PogbaJuventus Manchester United2016£89.000.000
13Harry MaguireLeicester City Manchester United2019£87.000.000
13Mykhalo MudrykShakthar DonetskChelsea2023£87.000.000
15AntonyAjax Manchester United2022£82.000.000
16Cristiano RonaldoManchester United Real Madrid2009£80.000.000
17Gareth BaleTottenham Real Madrid2013£78.171.930
18Gonzalo HiguainNapoli Juventus2016£75.300.000
19Romelu LukakuEvertonManchester United2017£75.000.000
19Virgil van DijkSouthamptonLiverpool2018£75.000.000
22Romelu LukakuManchester United Inter2019£74.000.000
22Jadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund Manchester United2021£73.000.000
23Nicolas PepeLille Arsenal2019£72.000.000
23Kai HavertzBayer Leverkusen Chelsea2020£72.000.000
25Kepa ArrizabalagaAthletic Club Chelsea2018£71.600.000
26NeymarSantos Barcelona2013£71.400.000
27Wesley FofanaLeicester City Chelsea2022£70.000.000
28Aurelien TchouameniMonaco Real Madrid2022£69.400.000
28Lucas HernandezAtletico Madrid Bayern Munich2019£68.000.000
30Matthijs de LigtAjaxJuventus2019£67.500.000
31Alisson BeckerRomaLiverpool2018£66.800.000
32Arthur MeloBarcelona Juventus2020£66.000.000
33Luis SuarezLiverpool Barcelona2014£65.000.000
33Frenkie de JongAjax Barcelona2019£65.000.000
35Darwin NunezBenfica Liverpool2022£64.000.000
35Tanguy NdombeleLyonTottenham2019£64.000.000
37Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBorussia Dortmund Arsenal2018£63.500.000
38James RodriguezMonaco Real Madrid2014£63.000.000
38RodriAtletico Madrid Manchester City2019£63.000.000
38Zlatan IbrahimovicInterBarcelona2009£63.000.000
38Alexander IsakReal Sociedad Newcastle United2022£63.000.000
38Thomas LemarMonaco Atletico Madrid2018£63.000.000
43Luka JovicEintracht Frankfurt Real Madrid2019£62.000.000
43Miralem PjanicJuventus Barcelona2020£62.000.000
45Ruben DiasBenfica Manchester City2020£61.640.000
46Matthijs de LigtJuventus Bayern Munich2022£60.300.000
47CasemiroReal Madrid Manchester United2022£60.000.000
47Riyad MahrezLeicester CityManchester City2019£60.000.000
47Joao CanceloJuventus Manchester City2019£60.000.000
47OscarChelsea Shanghai SIPG2017£60.000.000
51Angel Di MariaReal Madrid Manchester United2014£59.700.000
52Dusan VlahovicFiorentina Juventus2022£58.300.000
53Alvaro MorataReal Madrid Chelsea2017£58.000.000
54Christian PulisicBorussia Dortmund Chelsea2019£57.600.000
55Aymeric LaporteAthletic Club Manchester City2018£57.000.000
56Marc CucurellaBrighton Chelsea2022£56.000.000
57KakaAC MilanReal Madrid2009£56.000.000
58Kevin De BruyneWolfsburgManchester City2015£55.000.000
59Edinson CavaniNapoli PSG2013£55.000.000
60Leroy SaneManchester City Bayern Munich2020£54.800.000
61Achraf HakimiInter PSG2021£53.000.000
62Naby KeitaRB LeipzigLiverpool2018£52.750.000
63FredShakhtar DonetskManchester United2018£52.000.000
63Benjamin MendyMonaco Manchester City2017£52.000.000
65JorginhoNapoli Chelsea2018£51.250.000
66Erling HaalandBorussia DortmundManchester City2022£51.000.000
67David LuizChelsea PSG2014£50.000.000
67Fernando TorresLiverpool Chelsea2011£50.000.000
67Ben WhiteBrighton Arsenal2021£50.000.000
67Ben ChilwellLeicester City Chelsea2020£50.000.000
72Raheem SterlingLiverpool Manchester City2015£49.000.000
72RaphinhaLeeds United Barcelona2022£49.000.000
72HulkZenit Shanghai SIPG2016£49.000.000
75Diego CostaChelsea Atletico Madrid2018£48.550.000
76Ferran TorresManchester City Barcelona2021£48.400.000
77Lisandro MartinezAjax Manchester United2022£48.300.000
78Timo WernerRB Leipzig Chelsea2020£47.600.000
78Gianluigi BuffonParma Juventus2001£47.600.000
80John StonesEvertonManchester City2016£47.500.000
80Raheem SterlingManchester City Chelsea2022£47.500.000
81Bernardo SilvaMonaco Manchester City2017£46.800.000
82Zinedine ZidaneJuventus Real Madrid2001£46.600.000
83Bruno FernandesSporting C.P. Manchester United2020£46.500.000
84Alexandre LacazetteLyon Arsenal2017£46.500.000
85Kyle WalkerTottenham Manchester City2017£45.000.000
86Gabriel JesusManchester City Arsenal2022£45.000.000
86Victor OsimhenLille Napoli2020£45.000.000
86Aaron Wan-BissakaCrystal PalaceManchester United2019£45.000.000
86Thomas ParteyAtletico MadridArsenal2020£45.000.000
86Gylfi SigurdssonSwansea CityEverton2017£45.000.000
86Kalvin PhillipsLeeds United Manchester City2022£45.000.000
92Angel Di MariaManchester United PSG2015£44.300.000
93FabinhoMonaco Liverpool2018£43.700.000
94Eder MilitaoPorto Real Madrid2019£42.700.000
95Jules KoundeSevilla Barcelona2022£42.000.000
96Anthony GordonEvertonNewcastle United2023£40.200.000
97Luis FigoBarcelona Real Madrid2000£40.000.000
98Alex TeixeiraShakhtar Donetsk Jiangsu Suning2016£38.500.000
99Cody GakpoPSVLiverpool2023£37.200.000
100Hernan CrespoParmaLazio2000£36.000.000
100Anthony MartialMonaco Manchester United2015£36.000.000