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The Top 25 Highest Transfer Fee Paying Club Since 2000

The Top 25 Highest Transfer Fee Paying Club Since 2000

Transfer prices have been getting higher and higher since Luis Figo broke the world record when he moved to Real Madrid from Barcelona for €62 million in 2000.

Since then the transfer record has been broken on six occasions but 39 other transfers have officially been worth more than the deal for the Portuguese forward.

High transfer prices have increased throughout and football, through television deals and rich owners, has only got wealthier, so it's no surprise to see 15 clubs have spent over €1 billion in the past 20 years.

According to Transfermarkt, Chelsea are the biggest spenders since the turn of the century and the top four have all spent over €2 billion in that time.

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25 - ASTON VILLA - 375 TRANSFERS - €696.94 million

24 - SEVILLA FC - 305 TRANSFERS - €716.78m

23 - WEST HAM UNITED - 427 TRANSFERS - €736.95m

22 - OLYMPIQUE LYON - 193 TRANSFERS - €746.54m

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21 - NEWCASTLE UNITED - 339 TRANSFERS - €767.02m

It's fair to say Newcastle haven't always got a return on their spending. Image: PA Images
It's fair to say Newcastle haven't always got a return on their spending. Image: PA Images

20 - BORUSSIA DORTMUND - 189 TRANSFERS - €829.03m

19 - VALENCIA CF - 312 TRANSFERS - €866.91m

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18 - EVERTON FC - 302 TRANSFERS - €877.31m

17 - SSC NAPOLI - 585 TRANSFERS - €910.70m

16 - BAYERN MUNICH - 129 TRANSFERS - €995.69m

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15 - AS MONACO - 420 TRANSFERS - €1.03 Billion

14 - ARSENAL - 317 TRANSFERS - €1.13bn

13 - AS ROMA - 665 TRANSFERS - €1.23bn

12 - TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - 407 TRANSFERS - €1.25bn

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11 - AC MILAN - 639 TRANSFERS - €1.32bn

10 - ATLÉTICO MADRID - 331 TRANSFERS - €1.35bn

9 - LIVERPOOL FC - 369 TRANSFERS - €1.48bn

8 - PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN - 266 TRANSFERS - €1.55bn

7 - INTER MILAN - 790 TRANSFERS - €1.58bn

6 - MANCHESTER UNITED - 316 TRANSFERS - €1.78bn

Van Gaal pointing at a plane that might take him and Di Maria away from Old Trafford. Image: PA Images
Van Gaal pointing at a plane that might take him and Di Maria away from Old Trafford. Image: PA Images

5 - JUVENTUS FC - 761 TRANSFERS - €1.90bn

4 - MANCHESTER CITY - 409 TRANSFERS - €2.05bn

3 - FC BARCELONA - 195 TRANSFERS - €2.06bn

2 - REAL MADRID - 201 TRANSFERS - €2.14bn

1 - CHELSEA FC - 471 TRANSFERS - €2.16bn

Before 2003 Chelsea weren't a big spending club but they were the first side to really have a huge cash injection from a new wealthy owner, when Roman Abramovich took over.

The money has served them well as they've won five Premier League titles, five FA Cup, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League in that time.

Money doesn't always buy you success, but sometimes it does.

Topics: Football News, Serie A, Transfer stories, Ligue 1, Neymar, Premier League, Transfer news, La Liga, Transfer reports, Bundesliga, European Football

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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