Ronaldo Is Most Expensive Transfer In Football Before 2010 At £141.5m (£ Adjusted For Inflation)

Ronaldo Is Most Expensive Transfer In Football Before 2010 At £141.5m (£ Adjusted For Inflation)

The Most expensive transfer in football before 2010 (£ adjusted for inflation)? Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Real Madrid in 2009 tops the charts, at an inflated price of £141.5 million.

Due to transfer fees inflating massively in recent years, Sportslens.com looks into all transfers pre 2010 and adjusted the top ten prices for inflation compared to modern day football.

Adjusted for inflation, six of the 10 deals below would rank in thetop 10 all-time most expensive transfers. Seven of the 10 involve a player leaving or joining an Italian club.

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  1. CRISTIANO RONALDO – £141.5M (£80M IN 2009)

He left for Juventus in 2018 as Los Blancos’ all-time record goalscorer, netting a stupendous return of 450 goals in 438 games.

Within that time frame, he also helped himself to four Ballon D’ors, four Champions League titles and two domestic triumphs.

  1. LUIS FIGO – £120M (£54M IN 2000)

Barcelona to Real Madrid:  Of course, his time at Madrid resulted in two La Liga triumphs, aChampions League title and a Ballon D’or, but the football world will always been drawn to the ugly scenes of a pig’s head thrown from the crowd upon his return to the Camp Nou.

  1. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVICH – £111.5M (£63M IN 2009)

Inter Milan to Barcelona:  Known for his remarkable self-confidence, the Swede’s £63m to Barcelona in 2009 appeared to be one of the signings of the window, as he joined up with a glittering Blaugrana side headed up by PepGuardiola.

  1. GIANLUIGI BUFFON – £108M (£50M IN 2001)

As the man himself claimed in 2019, he turned out to be one of the best investments the Old Lady have ever made, going on to make 685 appearances whilst registering 322 clean sheets.

  1. ZINEDINE ZIDANE – £101.3M (£46.6M IN 2001)

Although one La Liga and a sole Champions League triumph is perhaps not the trophy haul he had dreamed of when moving to Los Blancos, he was the graceful epicentre of a star-studded ‘Galacticos’ side, and is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders ever. Get best Casino deals on Blogcasino

  1. KAKA – £99M (£56M IN 2009)

49 goals involvements in 85 La Liga games is a staggering return for a player who is largely forgotten about in Madrid, and although his record transfer didn’t quite pan out as everyone had hoped, Kaka is a household favourite for any keen football fan.

  1. CHRISTIAN VIERI – £94.9M (£41M IN 1999)

In his most prolific years, the Italian hit double figures in eight

consecutive seasons in Spain and Italy, and after making the switch from Lazio to Inter Milan for a monumental £41m fee in 1999, he would go on to score 123 times in 190 appearances for I Nerazzurri.

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  1. ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO – £74M (£39M IN 2006)

Despite netting in his opening game in the Community Shield, a niggling injury that had threatened to keep him out of the World Cup that year weighed heavy, and the serial marksman appeared alarmingly sluggish in his debut season.

  1. GABRIEL BATISTUTA – £72M (£32M IN 2000)

In typical fashion, ‘Batigol’ more than lived up to his billing by scoring nine times in his first seven games, before rounding off a title-winning season with a grand total of 20 goals.

  1. RIO FERDINAND £64.5M (£30M IN 2002)

A six-time Premier League Team of the Season inclusion, as well as asix-time recipient of the trophy itself – it is safe to say it was £30m well spent from Manchester United.


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