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What are the most expensive transfers ever? The top 50 most expensive fees in history of football

Neymar became the most expensive football player in history after moving from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

The Brazilian ended a fantastic four-year stint with Barca by departing Camp Nou for PSG in a €222 million (£200 million) deal.

With the acquisition of Neymar, he surpassed Paul Pogba as the biggest transfer of all time. Pogba whose move from Juventus to Manchester United cost €105 million in 2016.

Prior to that, the most expensive transfer in history was Gareth Bale's €101 million moves from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013.

That move ended a four-year stay in the top spot for Cristiano Ronaldo, whose own move to Madrid from Manchester United cost €94m in 2009.

Since the turn of the century, other world record transfer holders have included Kaka (2009), Zinedine Zidane (2001), Luis Figo (2000), and Hernan Crespo (2000).

The 50 most expensive transfers in history.

1. Neymar (Barcelona to PSG, 2017)-€222m

2. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco to PSG, 2017) - €180m

3. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona, 2018) - €145m

4. Joao Felix (Benfica to Atletico Madrid, 2019) - €126m

5. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid to Barcelona, 2019) - €120m

6. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa to Man City, 2021) - €118m

7. Romelu Lukaku (Inter to Chelsea, 2021) - €115m

8. Ousmane Dembele (Dortmund to Barcelona, 2017) - €105m

9. Paul Pogba (Juventus to Man Utd, 2016) - €105m

10. Gareth Bale (Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013) - €101m

11. Eden Hazard (Chelsea to Real Madrid, 2019) - €100m

12. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid to Juventus, 2018) - €100m

13. Aurelien Tchouameni (Monaco to Real Madrid, 2022) - €100m

14. Darwin Nunez(Benfica to Liverpool, 2022) - €100m

15. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd to Real Madrid, 2009) - €94m

16. Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli to Juventus, 2016) - €90m

17. Harry Maguire (Leicester to Man Utd, 2019) - €87m

18. Neymar (Santos to Barcelona, 2013)-€86m

19. Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Man Utd, 2017) - €85m

20. Jadon Sancho (Dortmund to Man Utd, 2021) - €85m

21. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool, 2018) - €84.5m

22. Luis Suarez (Liverpool to Barcelona, 2014)-€82.3m

23. Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd to Inter, 2019) - €80m

24. Nicolas Pepe (Lille to Arsenal, 2019) - €80m

25. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea, 2018) - €80m

26. Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid to Bayern, 2019) - €80m

27. Kai Havertz (Leverkusen to Chelsea, 2020) - €77m

28. Zinedine Zidane (Juventus to Real Madrid, 2001) - €76m

29. Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid to Man Utd, 2014) - €75.6m

30. Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax to Juventus, 2019) - €75m

31. Frenkie de Jong (Ajax to Barcelona, 2019) - €75m

30. James Rodriguez (Monaco to Real Madrid, 2014) - €75m

30. Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg to Man City, 2015) - €75m

34. Arthur Melo (Barcelona to Juventus, 2020) - €72m

35. Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina to Juventus, 2022) - €70m

36. Victor Osimhen (Lille to Napoli, 2020) - €70m

37. Rodri (Atletico Madrid to Man City, 2019) - €70m

38. Thomas Lemar (Monaco to Atletico Madrid, 2018) - €70m

39. Richarlison (Everton to Tottenham, 2022) - €70m

40. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter to Barcelona, 2009) - €69.5m

41. Ruben Dias (Benfica to Man City, 2020) - €68m

42. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester to Man City, 2018) - €67.8m

43. Kaka (Milan to Real Madrid, 2009) - €67m

44. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid to Chelsea, 2017) - €65.5m

45. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao to Man City, 2018) - €65.2m

46. Joao Cancelo (Juventus to Man City, 2019) - €65m

47. Ferran Torres (Man City to Barcelona, 2022) - €65m

48. Edinson Cavani (Napoli to PSG, 2013) - €64.5m

49. Christian Pulisic (Dortmund to Chelsea, 2019) - €64m

50 Angel Di Maria (Man Utd to PSG, 2015) - €64m

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