The history of football's world record transfer fee

Paul Pogba became the world’s most expensive footballer ever, signing for Manchester United for Juventus for £90m - Yahoo Sport traces the history of the big deal from start to finish

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has become the world’s most expensive footballer ever, signing for Manchester United for Juventus for £90m - Yahoo Sport traces the history of the big deal from start to finish

World record transfer fees - world’s first £100 player

Willie Groves

1893: West Brom to Aston Villa for £100

Alf Common

World record transfer fees - world’s first £1000 player

Alf Common

1905: Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1,000

World record transfer fees world’s first £5000 player

Syd Puddefoot

1922: West Ham to Falkirk for £5,000

World record transfer fees - world’s first £10,000 player

David Jack

1928: David Jack Bolton to Arsenal for £10,890

World record transfer fees - world’s first £50,000 player

Hans Jeppson

1952: Atalanta to Napoli for £52,000

World record transfer fees - world’s first £150,000 player

Luis Suarez

1961: Barcelona v Inter for £152,000

World record transfer fees world’s first £500,000 player

Pietro Anastasi

1968: Varese to Juventus for £500,000

World record transfer fees - world’s first £1m player

Giuseppe Savoldi

1975: Bologna to Napoli for £1.2m

World record transfer fees - world’s first £5m player

Diego Maradona

1984: Barcelona to Napoli for £5m

World record transfer fees world’s first £10m player

Jean-Pierre Papin

1992: Marseille to Milan for £10m

World record transfer fees

Gianluca Vialli

1992: Sampdoria v Juventus for £12m

Gianluigi Lentini

 

1992: Torino to Milan for £13m

Ronaldo

 

1996: PSV to Barcelona for £13.2m

Alan Shearer

 

1996: Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m

Ronaldo

 

1997: Barcelona to Inter for £19.5m

World record transfer fees - world’s first £20m player

Denilson

1998: Sao Paulo to Real Betis for £21.5m

World record transfer fees world’s first £30m player

Christian Vieri

1999: Lazio to Inter for £32.1m

Hernan Crespo

2000: Parma to Lazio for £35.5m

Luis Figo

 

2000: Barcelona to Real Madrid for £37m

Zinedine Zidane

 

2001: Juventus to Real Madrid for £46.6m

World record transfer fees - world’s first £50m player

Kaka

2009: Milan to Real Madrid for £56m

Cristiano Ronaldo

2009: Manchester United to Real Madrid for £80m

Gareth Bale

2013: Tottenham to Real Madrid for £86m