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History of the world transfer record

We have taken a look at the history of the world transfer record.

When Alf Common joined Middlesbrough from Sunderland for £1000 in 1905 he broke the world transfer record.

That fee is nothing compared to the massive £80million Real Madrid paid when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United last summer.

We have taken a look at the different world transfer records from Common in 1905 to Ronaldo in 2009.

1905 – Alf Common
Common moved from Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1000.

1922 – Syd Puddefoot
Puddefoot moved from West Ham to Falkirk for £5000.

1922 – Warney Cresswell
Cresswell moved from South Shields to Sunderland for £5500.

1928 – David Jack
Jack moved from Bolton to Arsenal for £10.890.

1932 – Bernabe Ferreyra
Ferreyra moved from Tigre BA to River Plate for £23.000.

1952 – Hans Jeppson
Jeppson moved from Atalanta to Napoli for £52.000.

1954 – Juan Schiaffino
Schiaffino moved from Penarol to Milan for £72.000.

1957 – Omar Sivori
Sivori moved from River Plate to Juventus for £93.000.

1961 – Luiz Suarez
Suarez moved from Barcelona to Inter for £152.000.

1963 – Angelo Sormani
Sormani moved from Mantova to Roma for £250.000.

1968 – Pietro Anastasi
Anastasi moved from Varese to Juventus for £500.000.

1973 – Johann Cruyff
Cruyff moved from Ajax to Barcelona for £922.000.

1975 – Guiseppe Savoldi
Savoldi moved from Bologna to Napoli for £1.2m.

1976 – Paolo Rossi
Rossi moved from Juventus to Vicenza for £1.75m.

1982 – Diego Maradona
Maradona moved from Boca Juniors to Barcelona for £3m.

1984 – Diego Maradona
Maradona moved from Barcelona to Napoli for £5m.

1987 – Ruud Gullit
Gullit moved from PSV Eindhoven to Milan for £6m.

1990 – Roberto Baggio
Baggio moved from Fiorentina to Juventus for £8m.

1992 – Jean-Pierre Papin
Papin moved from Marseille to Milan for £10m.

1992 – Gianluca Vialli
Vialli moved from Sampdoria to Juventus for £12m.

1992 – Gianluigi Lentini
Lentini moved from Torino to Milan for £13m.

1996 – Alan Shearer
Shearer moved from Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m.

1997 – Ronaldo
Ronaldo moved from Barcelona to Inter for £19.5m.

1998 – Denilson
Denilson moved from Sao Paulo to Real Betis for £21.5m.

1999 – Christian Vieri
Vieri moved from Lazio to Inter for £32m.

2000 – Hernan Crespo
Crespo moved from Parma to Lazio for £35.5m.

2000 – Luis Figo
Figo moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid for £37m.

2001 – Zinedine Zidane
Zidane moved from Juventus to Real Madrid for £45.6m.

2009 – Kaka
Kaka moved from Milan to Real Madrid for £56m.

2009 – Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid for £80m.

Could we see a new record in the summer of 2010?


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