Football

Most Expensive Transfers by Year since 2000

Since the turn of the century, transfer fees in football have continued to rise year by year. Here are reportedly the most expensive transfers by year since 2000.

Data Last Updated: September 3, 2022
S. No.YearPlayerPositionFromToFee (in Million Euros)
12000Luis FigoRight WingerBarcelonaReal Madrid62.9
22001Zinedine ZidaneAttacking MidfielderJuventusReal Madrid76
32002Rio FerdinandCentre BackLeeds UnitedManchester United48.25
42003David BeckhamRight MidfielderManchester UnitedReal Madrid39.31
52004Didier DrogbaCentre ForwardMarseilleChelsea40.44
62005Michael EssienDefensive MidfielderLyonChelsea39.93
72006Andriy ShevchenkoCentre ForwardAC MilanChelsea46.11
82007Fernando TorresCentre ForwardAtletico MadridLiverpool39.94
92008RobinhoLeft WingerReal MadridManchester City45.1
102009Cristiano RonaldoLeft WingerManchester UnitedReal Madrid94
112010Fernando TorresCentre ForwardLiverpoolChelsea61.35
122011Javier PastoreAttacking MidfielderPalermoParis Saint-Germain44.1
132012Thiago SilvaCentre BackAC MilanParis Saint-Germain44.1
142013Gareth BaleRight WingerTottenham HotspurReal Madrid100
152014Luis SuarezCentre forwardLiverpoolBarcelona86
162015Kevin de BruyneCentre MidfielderWolfsburgManchester City68.4
172016Paul PogbaCentre MidfielderJuventusManchester United94.5
182017NeymarLeft WingerBarcelonaParis Saint-Germain222
192018Kylian MbappeLeft WingerMonacoParis Saint-Germain188.86
202019Joao FelixSecond StrikerBenficaAtletico Madrid133.42
212020Kai HavertzAttacking MidfielderBayer LeverkusenChelsea84
222021Jack GrealishLeft WingerAston VillaManchester City105.75
232022AntonyRight WingerAjaxManchester United85.5

Luis Figo broke the transfer fee in 2000 when he completed his infamous move from Barcelona to Real Madrid. Fernando Torres is the only player to feature in the list twice.