Updated: March 2019

From Papin to Neymar: all transfer records for the past 25 years

3 January 2019

Neymar have moved to PSG for a world-record €222 million fee. BookmakerAdvisor remembers all transfer records since 1992

1992. Jean-Pierre Papin

From: Olympique Marseille (France)

To: AC Milan (Italy)

Fee: £10.000.000

French ace striker Jean-Pierre Papin of Italy’s AC Milan leaps over Brazilian Sao Paulo’s defender Ronaldo in the first half of the Intercontinental Cup world club championship at Tokyo’s national stadium

1992. Gianluca Vialli

From: Sampdoria (Italy)

To: Juventus (Italy)

Fee: £12.000.000

13 Sep 1992: Roberto Baggio (left) and Gianluca Vialli (right) both of Juventus FC form a two man wall during a match.

1992. Gianluigi Lentini

From: Torino (Italy)

To: AC Milan (Italy)

Fee: £13.000.000


1996. Ronaldo

From: PSV (Netherlands)

To: Barcelona (Spain)

Fee: £13.200.000


1996. Alan Shierer 

From: Backburn (England)

To: Newcastle (England)

Fee: £15.000.000

Newcastle announce Alan Shierer transfer

1997. Ronaldo

From: Barcelona (Spain)

To: Inter (Italy)

Fee: £19.500.000

21 Sep 1997: Ronaldo of Inter Milan in action during the Serie A match against Fiorentina at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. 

1998. Denilson

From: San-Paolo (Brazil)

To: Real Betis (Spain)

Fee: £21.500.000

27 Feb 2000: Denilson of Real Betis scores a penalty against Sevilla during the Spanish Primera Liga game in the Ruiz de Lopera stadium in Seville, Spain. The match finished 1-1 

1999. Christian Vieri

From: Lazio (Italy)

To: Inter (Italy)

Fee: £32.100.000

20 Jan 2002: Christian Vieri of Inter Milan celebrates his goal during the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Parma, played at the San Siro Stadium, Milan. 

2000. Ernan Crespo

From: Parma (Italy)

To: Lazio (Italy)

Fee: £35.500.000

8 Sep 2000: Hernan Crespo of Lazio celebrates victory after the Italian Super Cup match against Inter Milan played at the Stadio Olimpico, in Rome, Italy. Lazio won the match 4-3. 

2000. Luis Figo

From: Barcelona (Spain)

To: Real Madrid (Spain)

Fee: £37.000.000

3 Mar 2001: Lusi Figo of Real Madrid holds off Philip Cocu of Barcelona during the Real Madrid v FC Barcelona La Liga match played at the Santiago Bernabeau, Madrid. 

2001. Zinedin Zidan

From: Juventus (Italy)

To: Real Madrid (Spain)

Fee: £46.600.000

9 Jul 2001: Zinedine Zidane of France is presented with his shirt by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and Di Stefano during a press conference to announce his signing for Real Madrid from Juventus of Italy, at the Palacio De Hielo in Madrid, Spain. 

2009. Cristiano Ronaldo

From: Manchester United (England)

To: Real Madrid (Spain)

Fee: £80.000.000

MADRID, SPAIN – JULY 06: New Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo is presented to a full house at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on July 6, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. 

2013. Gareth Bale

From: Tottenham (England)

To: Real Madrid (Spain)

Fee: £86.000.000

MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 28: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF reacts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Bernabeu on September 28, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. 

2016. Paul Pogba

From: Juventus (Italy)

To: Manchester United (England)

Fee: £89.000.000

HULL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Paul Pogba of Manchester United arrives at the stadium during the Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester United at KCOM Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Hull, England. 

2017. Neymar

From: Barcelona (Spain)

To: PSG (France)

Fee: £198.000.000

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