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?

More about...


What is your opinion? Feel free to discuss the article under. You have to comment by using your Facebook profile. Be fair and have respect for other people and opinions!

Latest News

Ontheminute on Facebook

Ontheminute on Twitter

Ontheminute on Google+

Copyright © 2001-2017, OnTheMinute.com

About Us / Contact Us

Social Media: Facebook / Twitter / Google+

Developed by HoylandSolutions. Ontheminute.com is a part of Ordigno.com