Pogba & The Most Expensive Football Players Of All Time – See the Top 20

The Most Expensive Football Players Of All Time

It is widely known that Paul Pogba is the most expensive player ever.   Each year, players prices increase in the transfer market. This season is not an exception. Before the end of this summer transfer window, it is likely that either Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe or Neymar of Barcelona could become the most expensive player ever. In this list of the most expensive football players of all time, most of the names you will see here will likely surprise you.

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Currently, Mbappe has a release clause of €180m, while Neymar is pegged at €222m. These two goes a long way above the €105m paid by United for Pogba. Mbappe is currently wanted by Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Neymar may end up in PSG. Whatever the case, here is a break down of the Most Expensive Football Players Of All Time. Have fun.

S/N Player From To Value in Pounds Value in Euros
1 Paul Pogba Juventus Manchester United £89.3 €105
2 Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid £85.3 €100
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Real Madrid £80 €94
4 Gonzalo Higuaín Napoli Juventus £75.3 €90
5 Neymar Santos Barcelona £75.2 €88.2
6 Romelu Lukaku Everton Manchester United £75 €85
7 Luis Suárez Liverpool Barcelona £65 €82.3
8 James Rodríguez AS Monaco Real Madrid £63 €79.8
9 Ángel Di María Real Madrid Manchester United £59.7 €75.6
10 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg Manchester City £55 €74
11 Zinedine Zidane Juventus Real Madrid £46.6 €73.5
12 Zlatan Ibrahimović Inter Barcelona £56 €66
13 Álvaro Morata Real Madrid Chelsea £58 €65.5
14 Kaká Milan Real Madrid £56 €65
15 Edinson Cavani Napoli Paris Saint-Germain £55 €64.5
16 Ángel Di María Manchester United Paris Saint-Germain £45 €64
17 Raheem Sterling Liverpool Manchester City £44 €62.5
18 Luís Figo Barcelona Real Madrid £37 €62
19 Radamel Falcao Atlético Madrid AS Monaco £51 €60
Oscar Chelsea Shanghai SIPG £51 €60

CRistiano Ronaldo  in third place behind Pogba and Gareth Bale. Manchester United’s Lukaku is placed in 6th position while Chelsea’s Morata is in 13th place.


Barcelona tried every trick in the book but they could not crack this Juventus defensive wall which was brilliantly led by Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. By the end substitute Andrea Barzagli was also on and all three of these warriors hugged at the final whistle. It is nine Champions League ties for Juventus this season and just two goals conceded. “They built a mountain,” Gerard Pique said and Barcelona could not scale it with the defender adding: “They were better than us, they deserved to go through.” Juventus trash out almighty Barcelona from champions league giving real Madrid hope for the trophy,Barcelona happens to be the greatest threat to trophy.



Juventus celebrity in lock room

There were tears from Barcelona with Neymar, who had embarked on no fewer than 20 dribbles and worked intensely, crying while Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez stood in head-bowed disbelief. Messi will have been deep in thought having, despite Juventus’s organization, spurned three golden opportunities he would normally have expected to take. His night was summed up when he landed painfully on his face.

Juventus join Manchester United (2007-08) and Bayern Munich (2012-13) as one of only three teams that have stopped the Catalans scoring in both legs of a Champions League tie.

Barca boss Luis Enrique will leave the Nou Camp this summer having failed to reach the semi-finals for a second successive season.

This was every bit as painful as their exit at the hands of La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid at the same stage 12 months ago.

They had 19 shots on the night – yet only one on target as Juve avenged their defeat against the same opponents in the 2015 final.

Neymar, who scored twice in the 6-1 return leg win over Paris St-Germain in the previous round, ended this game in tears with Barcelona’s season in danger of falling flat.

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon has now kept 46 clean sheets in the Champions League. Only Iker Casillas (54), Edwin van der Sar (50) and Petr Cech (47) have more.
Buffon’s 2016-17 Champions League campaign: Nine games seven clean sheets, two goals conceded.
Juve last won the Champions League in 1996.
Lionel Messi had five shots off target in the match, his most in a Champions League game since September 2015 against Roma