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Most significant transfers in football history

Read on to know about the significant changes and debates that happened due to single transfers in football.

It can be said that modern football originated in England more than 100 years ago, but the sport has been played since medieval times. But of course, the game has been modified a lot since then. The simple way to play this game is when 11 players from two teams play with the football and score as many goals in a limited time.

It works in football now because each team has some specific players who get the big wins. While there isn’t much controversy in the game, the only thing that makes for gossip is the transfers. So, let us talk about some of the most significant transfers that have happened in football history:

Most expensive transfers  

The most talked-about topic has to be the most expensive ones. Brazilian player Neymar had transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-German (PSG) with 222 million euros in 2017. That became the all-time highest transfer fee in football history. The second highest transfer was Kylian Mbappe in 2017 August, and the transfer fee was around 180 million euros. Mbappe had transferred to PSG from AS Monaco.

Painful Transfers

Football comes with its fanfare. So it goes without doubt that some transfers have pained millions of fans. Recently, the transfer of David Beckham, who is considered the most famous footballer in the world, shook the swarms of fans. Beckham moved from Real Madrid to L.A. Galaxy after playing for the former team for 21 years!

The second most painful transfer can be termed as that of Cristiano Ronaldo’s. Ronaldo, a world recorder and a 5 Ballon D’or winner, got transferred from Real Madrid to Juventus in 2018 for 100 million Euros. So it came as a massive shock to fans when the footballer decided to move on from his patent team Real Madrid.

Controversial transfer

Here comes the controversial one. In 2000 Luis Figo, a winger from Barcelona got transferred to Real Madrid for a record of 62 million Euros. This, of course, made headlines as Figo was termed as the most electrifying winger in all of European football. But after the transfer, Figo was named a traitor ‘Judas’ for allegedly leaving his team and moving away.

Riya Banerjee

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