The Most Expensive German Footballer of All Time

10 Most Expensive German Footballer of All Time

They cost the clubs a lot of money. Here are top 10.

10- Mats Hummels

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Mats Hummels only played for two clubs in his career so far. He started at FC Bayern Munich, moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2008 for 5.2 million euros, where he even established himself as a regular in the German national team. 

In 2016, the return to the German record champions followed for 34 million. A total of 39.2 million euros was spent on him.

9- Lukas Podolski

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Lukas Podolski occupies ninth place in these statistics. He began his career at 1. FC Köln, where he was able to draw attention to himself with strong performances. In 2006 he went to Bayern, but three years later he left for Cologne. 

After further positions at Arsenal FC, Inter Milan, and Galatasaray Istanbul, he is now working for the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe. If you add all the transfer fees together, you get 40.7 million euros. 

8- Antonio Rüdiger

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8th place went to Antonio Rüdiger, who started his football career at VfB Stuttgart. The central defender moved to AS Roma in 2015 for 13 million euros. After two seasons, however, he left the Italians in the summer of 2017 and joined Chelsea for a transfer fee of 35 million euros. A total of 48 million euros was due for him.

7- Shkodran Mustafi

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Shkodran Mustafi is in seventh place on this list. The central defender moved from Sampdoria Genoa to Valencia CF in 2014 for eight million euros. Two years later, Arsenal FC lured him to the island and paid Valencia an impressive 41 million euros. That adds up to 49 million euros.

6- Mario Gomez

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Mario Gomez worked for many clubs. His first club change was from VfB Stuttgart to FC Bayern. He then went on to AC Florence and Beşiktaş Istanbul before returning to the Bundesliga for VfL Wolfsburg in 2016.

For the second half of 2017/2018, he moved back to his youth club, VfB Stuttgart. The clubs put a total of 49.5 million euros on the table for him.

5- Leroy Sane

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Leroy Sane was trained at FC Schalke 04 and got off to a brilliant start here. With his accession and his tempo dribbles, he showed early on what great potential he has. That was not hidden from Manchester City either. 

In the summer of 2016, the midfielder moved to the Citizens for 50 million euros. So far it was the only change in the professional career of the DFB-Kicker.

4- Mario Götze

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4th place goes to Mario Götze. The midfielder was trained at Borussia Dortmund. This is also where his professional football career began. From 2009 to 2013 he played his way into the hearts of fans here.

With his 34 million move to FC Bayern, however, he made a lot of negative headlines in 2013. In 2016 he went back to BVB. Bayern and Dortmund paid a total of 59 million euros for him.

3- Mesut Özil

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Mesut Özil took a place on the podium. The German-Turk first demonstrated his talent at FC Schalke and moved to Werder Bremen in 2008, where he developed into a seasoned Bundesliga player.

After a stopover at Real Madrid, he has been playing for Arsenal since 2013. The total transfer fees add up to 70 million euros.

2- Julian Draxler

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As a Schalke boy, Julian Draxler gained a lot of sympathy with the Gelsenkirchen team. However, these disappeared promptly when he joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2015. After only a year, however, he wanted to leave the wolves again. He has been under contract with Paris Saint-Germain since 2016. The clubs paid a total of 83 million euros for him.

1- André Schürrle

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But the most expensive player comes from Dortmund. André Schürrle undoubtedly had his best time at Mainz 05. After two years, however, he left Mainz in 2011 for Leverkusen. Here, too, the midfielder only lasted two years, just like later at Chelsea. 

However, since he was unable to assert himself on the island, he returned to the Bundesliga in 2015 with a move to VfL Wolfsburg. He has been playing for BVB since 2016. If you add up all the transfer fees that were due for him, you come to a proud 92.5 million euros.

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