Top Ten Most Expensive Football Transfers before 2014

10. James Rodriguez [£38.5m – Porto to AS Monaco]

The Colombian midfielder joined French side AS Monaco in 2013 from F.C. Porto with a transfer fee of £38.5m

09. Zinedine Zidane [£47m – Juventus to Real Madrid]

The French midfielder joined Spanish club Real Madrid in 2001 from Juventus with a transfer fee of £47m.

08. Neymar [£48.6m – Santos to Barcelona]

The Brazilian striker joined Spanish club FC Barcelona from Santos in 2013 with a transfer fee of £48.6m.

07. Fernando Torres [£50m – Liverpool to Chelsea]

The Spanish striker joined Chelsea from Liverpool in 2011 with a transfer fee of £50m.

06. Radamel Falcao [£51m – Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco]

The Colombian Striker joined French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco from Atletico Madrid in 2013 with a transfer fee of £51m.

05. Edinson Cavani [£55m – Napoli to PSG]

The Uruguayan striker joined French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain in 2013 from Napoli with a transfer fee of £55m.

04. Ricardo Kaka [£56m – AC Milan to Real Madrid]

The Brazilian attacking midfielder joined La Liga giant Real Madrid in 2009 from AC Milan with a transfer fee of £56m.

03. Zlatan Ibrahimovic [£59m – Inter Milan to Barcelona]

The Swedish striker joined spanish side Barcelona in 2009 from Inter Milan with a transfer fee of £59m.

02. Cristiano Ronaldo [£80m – Manchester United to Real Madrid]

The Portuguese striker joined La Liga giant Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United with a transfer fee of £80m.

01. Gareth Bale [£86m – Tottenham to Real Madrid]

The Welsh winger joined La Liga giant Real Madrid in 2013 from Tottenham Hotspur with a record transfer fee of £86m.

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