Transfer (association fitbaw)

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Gareth Bale is reportit bi Breetish press as the maist expensive player in the history o association fitbaa.
Cristiano Ronaldo, houever, is said tae be the maist expensive accordin tae his club, Real Madrid.

In professional fitbaa, a transfer is the action taken whenever a player unner contract muives atween clubs.

Heichest fees[eedit | eedit soorce]

Players[eedit | eedit soorce]

Due tae fluctuations in exchynge rates leets o the maist expensive transfers vary dependin on the siller uised. Maist heich-priced transfers tak place atween clubs in the Eurozone an/or the Unitit Kinrick. The table ablo is based on euro values but an aa shaws values in poonds. Fees are eften nae offeecially annoonced, an figurs reportit bi the media mey nae necessarily be accurate.

Rank

Player Frae Tae Transfer Fee
(M £)
Transfer Fee
(M )
Year Ref.
1 Wales Bale, GarethGareth Bale Ingland Tottenham Hotspur Spain Real Madrid £86 €100 2013 [1][2]
2 Portugal Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo Ingland Manchester United Spain Real Madrid £80 €94.4 2009 [3][4][5][6]
3 Uruguay Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez Ingland Liverpool Spain Barcelona £75 €94 2014 [7][8][9][10]
4 Colombie Rodríguez, JamesJames Rodríguez Fraunce Monaco Spain Real Madrid £63 €79.5 2014 [11][12][13][14]
T-5 Argentinae Di María, ÁngelÁngel Di María Spain Real Madrid Ingland Manchester United £59.7 €75 2014 [15][16][17]
T-5 Fraunce Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane Italy Juventus Spain Real Madrid £46 €75 2001 [18][19][20]
7 Belgium De Bruyne, KevinKevin De Bruyne Germany VfL Wolfsburg Ingland Manchester City £50.4 €74 2015
T-8 1 Swaden Ibrahimović, ZlatanZlatan Ibrahimović Italy Inter Milan Spain Barcelona £59 €69 2009 [21][22]
T-8 Ingland Sterling, RaheemRaheem Sterling Ingland Liverpool Ingland Manchester City £49 €69 2015 [23]
10 Brazil Kaká Italy Milan Spain Real Madrid £56 €65 2009 [24][25][26][27]
11 Uruguay Cavani, EdinsonEdinson Cavani Italy Napoli Fraunce Paris Saint-Germain £55 €64 2013 [28][29][30][31]
12 Brazil David Luiz Ingland Chelsea Fraunce Paris Saint-Germain £50 €62.6 2014 [32][33][34]
13 Portugal Figo, LuísLuís Figo Spain Barcelona Spain Real Madrid £37 €62 2000 [35][36][37]
14 Colombie Falcao, RadamelRadamel Falcao Spain Atlético Madrid Fraunce Monaco £51 €60 2013 [38][39]
15 Spain Torres, FernandoFernando Torres Ingland Liverpool Ingland Chelsea £50 €58 2011 [40][41]
16 2 Argentinae Crespo, HernánHernán Crespo Italy Parma Italy Lazio £35.5 €56.5 2000 [42][43]
17 Argentinae Tevez, CarlosCarlos Tevez Ingland Manchester United
Ingland MSI
Ingland Manchester City £47 €53 2009 [44][45]
18 Germany Özil, MesutMesut Özil Spain Real Madrid Ingland Arsenal £42.4 €50 2013 [46][47][48]
19 Portugal Costa, RuiRui Costa Italy Fiorentina Italy Milan £30 €49.7 2001 [49]
20 Spain Mendieta, GaizkaGaizka Mendieta Spain Valencia Italy Lazio £29 €48 2001 [50][51][52]
21 Brazil Ronaldo Italy Inter Milan Spain Real Madrid £30 €46 2002 [53]
  Fee broke the warld fitbaa transfer record at the time o the transfer
  Fee broke the naitional record

1. ^ Ibrahimović wis transferred in a pairt-exchynge deal worth €46 million, plus the richts tae Samuel Eto'o (valued at €20 million bi Barcelona), an a single saison loan o Alexander Hleb. Syne Hleb refused tae muive tae Inter, Barcelona haed tae pay a reportit extra €3 million tae complete Ibrahimović's switch. The combined fee wis sicweys €69 million.[54]
2. ^ An indeterminate size o the fee wis paid via the transfer o Matías Almeyda an Sérgio Conceição.
3. ^ Pairt o the fees wis paid via the transfer o Jonathan Bachini tae Parma.

Managers[eedit | eedit soorce]

For fitbaa managers, the leet is as follows:

André Villas-Boas wis purchased bi Chelsea frae Porto for a record breaking fee in 2012.
Rank Coach Frae Tae Transfer Fee
(M £)
Transfer Fee
(M )
Year
1 Portugal Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas[55][56][57] Portugal Porto Ingland Chelsea £13.3 €15 2011
2 Portugal Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho[58] Italy Inter Milan Spain Real Madrid £6.8 €8 2010
T-3 Wales Hughes, MarkMark Hughes[59] Ingland Blackburn Rovers Ingland Manchester City £5 €6.2 2008
T-3 Northren Ireland Rodgers, BrendanBrendan Rodgers[60] Wales Swansea City Ingland Liverpool £5 €6.2 2012
5 Ingland Pardew, AlanAlan Pardew[61] Ingland Newcastle United Ingland Crystal Palace £3.5 €4.4 2015
6 Chile Pellegrini, ManuelManuel Pellegrini[62] Spain Villarreal Spain Real Madrid £3.4 €4 2009
7 Italy Ancelotti, CarloCarlo Ancelotti[63] Fraunce Paris Saint-Germain Spain Real Madrid £3.3 €3.8 2013
T-8 Ingland Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce[64] Ingland Birmingham City Ingland Wigan Athletic £3 €3.4 2007
T-8 Ingland Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce[65] Ingland Wigan Athletic Ingland Sunderland £3 €3.4 2009
10 Portugal Jardim, LeonardoLeonardo Jardim[66] Portugal Sporting CP Fraunce Monaco £2.3 €3 2014
T-11 Ingland Redknapp, HarryHarry Redknapp[67] Ingland Portsmouth Ingland Tottenham £2 €2.5 2008
T-11 Spain Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez[68] Wales Swansea City Ingland Wigan Athletic £2 €2.5 2009
T-11 Ingland Mowbray, TonyTony Mowbray[69] Ingland West Bromwich Albion Scotland Celtic £2 €2.5 2009
T-11 Ingland Hodgson, RoyRoy Hodgson[70] Ingland Fulham Ingland Liverpool £2 €2.5 2010
T-15 Scotland McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish[71] Ingland Birmingham City Ingland Aston Villa £2 €2.2 2011
T-15 Spain Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez[72] Ingland Wigan Athletic Ingland Everton £2 €2.2 2013
17 Portugal Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho[73] Portugal Porto Ingland Chelsea £1.7 €2.5 2004
T-18 Northren Ireland O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill[74] Ingland Leicester City Scotland Celtic £1 €1.1 2000
T-18 Scotland Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes[75] Ingland Preston North End Ingland Everton £1 €1.1 2002
T-18 Scotland McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish[76] Scotland Scotland Ingland Birmingham City £1 €1.1 2007
T-18 Scotland Coyle, OwenOwen Coyle[77] Ingland Burnley Ingland Bolton Wanderers £1 €1.1 2010
T-18 Republic o Ireland Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton[78] Ingland Birmingham City Ingland Norwich City £1 €1.1 2012

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