10 Most Expensive Football Players in The World

The rating includes footballers playing in the best leagues in Europe according to UEFA. Four of the players on the roster represent the English Premier League, three from the Spanish La Liga, two from the French Championship, and one from the Italian Serie A.

Most expensive football players in the world

The list of the most expensive football players in the world is listed below.

10. Paulo Dybala

  • Age: 25 years old
  • Position: forward
  • Club: Juventus (Italy)
  • Cost: 110 million euros

Paulo is one of the most productive players in Juventus. Already in his debut season for Juventus (2014/15), he scored 19 league goals and became Bianconeri’s top scorer. Juventus bought a promising striker from Palermo for 40 million euros.

Now its market value is 110 million euros. Tuttosport announced that Juventus is considering PSG’s Kilian Mbappé as a replacement for Dybala if Paulo receives an offer of € 130-140m. However, Dybala himself said in an interview with SportBild that he was not interested in the transfer market.

9. Eden Hazard

  • Age: 27 years old
  • Role: midfielder
  • Club: Chelsea (England)
  • Cost: 150 million euros

Hazard is Chelsea’s most useful goal-and-pass player, with 7 goals and 5 assists in 14 Premier League games. In many ways, such a player’s performance is due to the new style of play that head coach Maurizio Sarri instills in the team. 

Sarri Hazard has pressure, is constantly moving, and is capable of creating a threat to the opponent’s goal at any time. In 2012, Chelsea bought Azar from the French Lille for 35 million euros. In the summer transfer window in 2018, the midfielder tried to acquire Real Madrid – the Royal Club was ready to pay 224 million euros for the player.

8. Philippe Coutinho

  • Age: 26 years old
  • Role: midfielder
  • Club: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Cost: 150 million euros

The very first transfer in the career of Philippe Coutinho was the transition from Brazilian Vasco da Gama to Italian Inter for 3.8 million euros. For Inter, Coutinho spent only 28 matches in the Italian championship and scored 3 goals – almost all the time Philippe spent on loan, first with Vasco da Gama, then with Espanyol. 

In 2013, the midfielder moved to English Liverpool for 13 million euros, at the beginning of 2018 – to Barcelona for 130 million euros. Coutinho is one of the Catalans’ top scorers. Last season, he scored 22 goals in all tournaments, in 14 matches this season, he scored 5 goals.

7. Kevin De Bruyne

  • Age: 27 years old
  • Role: midfielder
  • Club: Manchester City (England)
  • Cost: 150 million euros

Kevin is a backbone player and one of the best passers in Manchester City. Last season, Premier League De Bruyne gave 16 assists and took first place in the league assistant ranking. Kevin hasn’t been able to help City this season.


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Due to injury, he has missed 11 Premier League games and 4 Champions League games. De Bruyne came to Manchester City from Wolfsburg, Germany in 2015. Then City gave 76 million euros for the Belgian.

6. Antoine Griezmann

  • Age: 27 years old
  • Position: forward
  • Club: Atlético Madrid (Spain)
  • Cost: 150 million euros

Last season, Antoine scored 29 goals for Atletico Madrid, in 14 rounds of the current season – 7. At the last world championship, Griezmann scored 4 goals and 2 assists. In addition, Antoine finished third in the Golden Ball vote for the second time in his career. 

Despite transfer rumors of a possible move to Barcelona or Manchester United this summer, Griezmann has remained loyal to the Madrid club, which he has played for since 2014. Then Atletico estimated the striker at 30 million euros.

5. Harry Kane

  • Age: 25 years old
  • Position: forward
  • Club: Tottenham Hotspur (England)
  • Cost: 150 million euros

Harry Kane became the second-best scorer of the last season in England. Then Kane scored 30 goals. This season, Harry has every chance to perform as well – in 14 Premier League rounds, he chalked up 8 goals scored and is second only to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal with 10 goals in the league’s top scorers list. 

In September this year, the Spanish sports magazine Don Balon reported that Barcelona is interested in Kane to replace 31-year-old striker Luis Suarez. So far, this information remains only a rumor.

4. Mohamed Salah

  • Age: 26 years old
  • Position: forward
  • Club: Liverpool (England)
  • Cost: 150 million euros

Last season, Mohamed Salah opened the English Premier League as the top scorer with 32 goals. In the 2017/18 Champions League, Mohamed scored 10 goals. In May 2018, the player’s transfer value increased sharply – from 80 million euros to 150 million.

This season, Mohamed is rather disappointing his fans – in 14 Premier League games he has 7 goals, in 5 Champions League matches – 2. But the head coach of the Merseyside’s Jurgen Klopp is confident that Salah will soon play at the same level.

3. Lionel Messi

  • Age: 31
  • Position: forward
  • Club: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Cost: 180 million euros

Winner of five Ballon d’Or awards and the only four-time European Footballer of the Year award, he remains one of the world’s most productive players. Last season, Messi scored 45 goals for Barcelona, ​​and 15 in 16 games this season.

Manchester City President Khaldun Al-Mubarak said that the club’s management was interested in the star striker’s move to the Citizens’ camp, but the main City coach Josep Guardiola did not want to negotiate with the player. Lionel himself announced that he could accept the offer of only one club – Argentine Newells Old Boys, where Messi played until the age of 13.

In November 2017, Messi extended his contract with Barcelona until 2021, the amount of compensation for the player is 700 million euros.

2. Neymar

  • Age: 26 years old
  • Position: forward
  • Club: PSG (France)
  • Cost: 180 million euros

Neymar started his professional career in 2009 at Santos Brazil. In his debut season, he scored 10 goals, the next – 17, and already in 2012, he scored his 100th goal at the professional level. Barcelona became interested in the bright striker, which bought Neymar from Santos in 2013 for 88.2 million euros.

As part of the Catalans, Neymar twice became the champion of Spain and won the Champions League, played 186 games, and scored 105 goals. In 2017, Neymar bought PSG for 222 million euros. Neymar scored 19 goals in Ligue 1 last season, with 11 goals in 12 games this season.

1. Kylian Mbappe

  • Age: 19 years old
  • Position: forward
  • Club: PSG (France)
  • Cost: 180 million euro

The World Cup in Russia made Kilian Mbappe one of the most famous players of our time. At the world championship, Mbappe scored 4 goals, and after that, he was recognized as the best young footballer of 2018.

Mbappe scored 21 goals in the last club season and 14 in 15 matches this year. In the current championship in France, Kilian leads the list of top scorers with 12 goals. 

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