Most expensive goalkeepers in history  

Players have been bought and sold for huge amount of money over the years in the world, but have you ever be so inquisitive to know the most expensive transfers of goalkeepers in history? The big question here is who are the most expensive goalkeepers transfer ever in football? From many research and reviewed of some articles, we have been able to produce a list of the most expensive goalkeepers transfer in the history of football.

From the top 10 list produced here are the most expensive transfer made,

10. Angelo Peruzzi (Inter to Lazio, 2000)

In 2000, Angelo Peruzzi was signed by the Italian Serie A side Lazio from Inter at world record transfer fee of €17.9million then. Throughout his career, he was one of the best ever goalkeepers to have played in the Serie A. During his career, he was successful at Juventus which led him in winning three Serie A titles, Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League. He played for various Italian clubs; Roma, Hellas Verona, Juventus, Inter Milan and Lazio. 

Transfer sum: €17.9million

9. Claudio Bravo (Barcelona to Manchester City, 2016)

Claudio Bravo was signed by his former boss Pep Guardiola from FC Barcelona for a transfer fee of €18million to Manchester City. The Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola needed him in his side due to his ball playing abilities and prefers him to Joe Hart the former first team goalkeeper. After signing Bravo and Joe Hart on loan to Torino, Pep was dissappointed to Bravo's performance and considered him as waste of money for the Premier League Champion runner. However, Manchester City have gone on to sign another goalkeeper who makes the list too.

Transfer sum: €18million

8. Angelo Peruzzi (Juventus to Inter Milan, 1999)

Angelo Peruzzi joined Inter Milan from Juventus for around €19million in 1999 which was a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper at that time. He later moved to Lazio because he wasn't successful at the club.

Transfer sum: €19million

7. Sebastien Frey (Inter Milan to Parma,2001)

In 2001, the Frenchman Sebastien Frey was sold for €21million from Inter Milan to Parma. Frey during his career played for multiple clubs in the Italian Serie A league. After four season of his stay in Parma, he was sold to Firoentina.

Transfer sum: €21million

6. David de Gea (Atletico Madrid to Manchester United,2011)

In 2011, it was a fantastic signing by Manchester United. David de Gea was signed from Atletico Madrid for a British transfer record fee of €25million by then. After Manchester United lost their key goalkeeper from retirement Edwin Van der Sar in 28 May 2011, they have to bring a successor to handle the ball.  De Gea has been the the talk of the game after signing in from Atletico. His saves, handling of the ball has made him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, if not the best which has made him one of the expensive goalkeeper of all time.

Transfer sum: €25million

5. Francesco Toldo (Fiorentina to Inter Milan,2001)

After Francesco Toldo signed for Inter Milan from Fiorentina in 2001 for a transfer fee of €26.5million, he was regarded as one of the best and most expensive goalkeepers in history. He was widely known for his great abilities in penalty saving, composure and large physique which made him one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. During his career, he won 15 titles both with Inter Milan and Fiorentina at the Italian Serie A.

4. Manuel Neuer (FC Schalke 04 to Bayern Munich, 2001)

After Manuel Neuer was signed in 2001 from FC Schakle to Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of €30million , he was widely regarded as the best goalkeepers’ in the world. Although in recent seasons David de Gea could possibly be considered by others as the best. After his arrival at Bayern Munich as a young and promising goalkeeper, his saves, reflexes and shot stopping have been the talk of any  game played. And now, he is one of the best in the world and one of the most expensive goalkeepers’  in history.

Transfer sum: €30million

3. Jordan Pickford (Sunderland to Everton,2017)

In 2017, Jordan Pickford was signed by Everton from Sunderland for a British record transfer fee of €34million making him the most expensive British goalkeeper and one of the most expensive goalkeepers in history. Pickford was signed after his fantastic displays for Sunderland following his outstanding saving countless shots on goal despite their relegation. This saves led to his transfer to Everton and now he is the most expensive British goalkeeper.

Transfer sum: €34million

2. Ederson (Benfica to Manchester City,2017)

Ederson joined Pep Guardiola side Manchester City from Benfica for a transfer record fee of €40million. He has done great to justify his high price tag after dozens of great performances this season for Man City which helped them in lifting the Premier League cup of 2017/18 season. Ederson control and confidence on the ball enables him to retain possession and play perfectly Pep Guardiola’s style of play in the game. The Man City goalkeeper is highly regarded for his outstanding ball distribution and skill which led him as one of the most expensive goalkeepers of all time.

Transfer sum: €40million

1. Gianluigi Buffon (Parma to Juventus, 2001)

Gianluigi Buffon who is the most expensive goalkeeper ever in the history of football despite his signing in 2001 from Parma to Juventus following his excellent displays there with a transfer record fee of €52.8million is still topping the list of most expensive goalkeeper transfer fee in history. Who can break such transfer record? It is over 17 years now since the Italian International broke such record. Buffon has won countless awards, trophies and personal records for the Italian side Juventus of which there are too many to list here. The 40-years-old man is still playing for Juventus strong and active for his club. He has gone on to become one of, if not the best goalkeepers of all time and that is why he is the most expensive goalkeeper ever in the history of football.

Transfer sum: €52.8million

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