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British Football Player Transfer Records from 1893 to 2018

British football transfer fee records from Willie Groves’ move from West Bromwich Albion to Aston Villa in 1893 to Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona in 2018.

Date  Player  From  To  Fee  
1893

Scotland football

Willie Groves

England Football

West Bromwich Albion

England Football

Aston Villa£100
Jan-1904

Scotland football

Andy McCombie

England Football

Sunderland

England Football

Newcastle United£700
Feb-1905

England Football

Alf Common

England Football

Sunderland

England Football

Middlesbrough£1,000
Feb-1911

England Football

John Simpson

Scotland football

Falkirk

England Football

Blackburn Rovers£1,800
Nov-1913

England Football

George Utley

England Football

Barnsley

England Football

Sheffield United£2,000
Feb-1914

England Football

Percy Dawson

Scotland football

Heart of Midlothian

England Football

Blackburn Rovers£2,500
Feb-1922

England Football

Syd Puddefoot

England Football

West Ham United

Scotland football

Falkirk£5,000
Mar-1922

England Football

Warney Cresswell

England Football

South Shields

England Football

Sunderland£5,500
Dec-1925

England Football

Bob Kelly

England Football

Burnley

England Football

Sunderland£6,500
Oct-1928

England Football

David Jack

England Football

Bolton Wanderers

England Football

Arsenal£10,890
Mar-1938

Wales Football

Bryn Jones

England Football

Wolverhampton Wanderers

England Football

Arsenal£14,500
Sep-1947

Scotland football

Billy Steel

Scotland football

Morton

England Football

Derby County£15,500
Nov-1947

England Football

Tommy Lawton

England Football

Chelsea

England Football

Notts County£20,000
Feb-1948

England Football

Len Shackleton

England Football

Newcastle United

England Football

Sunderland£20,500
Feb-1949

England Football

Johnny Morris

England Football

Manchester United

England Football

Derby County£24,000
Dec-1949

England Football

Eddie Quigley

England Football

Sheffield Wednesday

England Football

Preston North End£26,500
Oct-1950

Wales Football

Trevor Ford

England Football

Aston Villa

England Football

Sunderland£30,000
Mar-1951

England Football

Jackie Sewell

England Football

Notts County

England Football

Sheffield Wednesday£34,500
Jul-1955

Ireland Football

Eddie Firmani

England Football

Charlton Athletic

Italy Football

Sampdoria£35,000
Apr-1957

Wales Football

John Charles

England Football

Leeds United

Italy Football

Juventus£65,000
Jun-1961

England Football

Gerry Hitchens

England Football

Aston Villa

Italy Football

Internazionale£85,000
Jul-1962

Scotland football

Denis Law

Italy Football

Torino

England Football

Manchester United£115,000
Jan-1968

England Football

Martin Chivers

England Football

Southampton

England Football

Tottenham Hotspur£125,000
Jun-1968

England Football

Allan Clarke

England Football

Fulham

England Football

Leicester City£150,000
Jun-1969

England Football

Allan Clarke

England Football

Leicester City

England Football

Leeds United£165,000
Mar-1970

England Football

Martin Peters

England Football

West Ham United

England Football

Tottenham Hotspur£200,000
Dec-1971

England Football

Alan Ball

England Football

Everton

England Football

Arsenal£220,000
Aug-1972

England Football

David Nish

England Football

Leicester City

England Football

Derby County£225,000
Feb-1974

England Football

Bob Latchford

England Football

Birmingham City

England Football

Everton£350,000
Jun-1977

England Football

Kevin Keegan

England Football

Liverpool

Germany Football

SV Hamburg£500,000
Jan-1979

England Football

David Mills

England Football

Middlesbrough

England Football

West Bromwich Albion£516,000
Feb-1979

England Football

Trevor Francis

England Football

Birmingham City

England Football

Nottingham Forest£1,180,000
Sep-1979

England Football

Steve Daley

England Football

Wolverhampton Wanderers

England Football

Manchester City£1,450,000
Sep-1979

Scotland football

Andy Gray

England Football

Aston Villa

England Football

Wolverhampton Wanderers£1,469,000
Oct-1981

England Football

Bryan Robson

England Football

West Bromwich Albion

England Football

Manchester United£1,500,000
May-1984

England Football

Ray Wilkins

England Football

Manchester United

Italy Football

Milan£1,500,000
May-1986

Wales Football

Mark Hughes

England Football

Manchester United

Spain Football

Barcelona£2,300,000
Jun-1987

Wales Football

Ian Rush

England Football

Liverpool

Italy Football

Juventus£3,200,000
Jul-1989

England Football

Chris Waddle

England Football

Tottenham Hotspur

France Football

Olympique de Marseille£4,250,000
Jul-1991

England Football

David Platt

England Football

Aston Villa

Italy Football

Bari£5,500,000
Aug-1991

England Football

Trevor Steven

Scotland football

Rangers

France Football

Olympique de Marseille£5,500,000
Jun-1992

England Football

Paul Gascoigne

England Football

Tottenham Hotspur

Italy Football

Lazio£5,500,000
Jan-1995

England Football

Andy Cole

England Football

Newcastle United

England Football

Manchester United£7,000,000
Jun-1995

Netherlands Football

Dennis Bergkamp

Italy Football

Internazionale

England Football

Arsenal£7,500,000
Jun-1995

England Football

Stan Collymore

England Football

Nottingham Forest

England Football

Liverpool£8,500,000
Jul-1996

England Football

Alan Shearer

England Football

Blackburn Rovers

England Football

Newcastle United£15,000,000
Aug-1999

France Football

Nicolas Anelka

England Football

Arsenal

Spain Football

Real Madrid£22,500,000
Jul-2001

Argentina Football

Juan Sebastián Verón

Italy Football

Lazio

England Football

Manchester United£28,100,000
Jul-2002

England Football

Rio Ferdinand

England Football

Leeds United

England Football

Manchester United£29,100,000
Jul-2006

Ukraine Football

Andriy Shevchenko

Italy Football

Milan

England Football

Chelsea£30,800,000
Sep-2008

Brazil Football

Robinho

Spain Football

Real Madrid

England Football

Manchester City£32,500,000
Jul-2009

Portugal Football

Cristiano Ronaldo

England Football

Manchester United

Spain Football

Real Madrid£80,000,000
Sep-2013

Wales Football

Gareth Bale

England Football

Tottenham Hotspur

Spain Football

Real Madrid£85,300,000
Aug-2016

France Football

Paul Pogba

Italy Football

Juventus

England Football

Manchester United£89,000,000
Jan-2018

Brazil Football

Philippe Coutinho

England Football

Liverpool

Spain Football

Barcelona£105,000,000

 

British Football Player Transfer Records Seller and Buyers

Selling ClubsBuying Clubs
4Manchester United6Manchester United
3Aston Villa4Arsenal
3Liverpool4Sunderland
3Tottenham Hotspur3Derby County
2Birmingham City3Real Madrid
2Leeds United2Barcelona
2Leicester City2Blackburn Rovers
2Newcastle United2Juventus
2Sunderland2Manchester City
2West Bromwich Albion2Newcastle United
2West Ham United2Olympique de Marseille
2Wolverhampton Wanderers2Tottenham Hotspur
1Arsenal1Aston Villa
1Barnsley1Bari
1Blackburn Rovers1Chelsea
1Bolton Wanderers1Everton
1Burnley1Falkirk
1Charlton Athletic1Lazio
1Chelsea1Leeds United
1Everton1Leicester City
1Falkirk1Liverpool
1Fulham1Middlesbrough
1Heart of Midlothian1Milan
1Internazionale1Nottingham Forest
1Juventus1Notts County
1Lazio1Preston North End
1Manchester City1Sampdoria
1Middlesbrough1Sheffield United
1Milan1Sheffield Wednesday
1Morton1SV Hamburg
1Nottingham Forest1Torino
1Notts County1West Bromwich Albion
1Rangers1Wolverhampton Wanderers
1Real Madrid
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Southampton
1South Shields
1Torino

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