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August 03, 2000|GRAHAME L. JONES

The 10 most expensive soccer players in history:

Rank: 1.

Name: Luis Figo

Country: Portugal

From: Barcelona

To: Real Madrid

Transfer Fee: $56.1 million

Year: 2000

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Rank: 2.

Name: Hernan Crespo

Country: Argentina

From: Parma

To: Lazio

Transfer Fee: $54.1 million

Year: 2000

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Rank: 3.

Name: Christian Vieri

Country: Italy

From: Lazio

To: Inter Milan

Transfer Fee: $50.0 million

Year: 1999

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Rank: 4.

Name: Nicolas Anelka

Country: France

From: Arsenal

To: Real Madrid

Transfer Fee: $35.7 million

Year: 1999

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Rank: 5.

Name: Denilson

Country: Brazil

From: Sao Paulo

To: Real Betis

Transfer Fee: $35.0 million

Year: 1997

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Rank: 6.

Name: Gabriel Batistuta

Country: Argentina

From: Fiorentina

To: AS Roma

Transfer Fee: $33.8 million

Year: 2000

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Rank: 7.

Name: Amoroso

Country: Brazil

From: Udinese

To: Parma

Transfer Fee: $33.1 million

Year: 1999

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Rank: 8.

Name: Ronaldo

Country: Brazil

From: Barcelona

To: Inter Milan

Transfer Fee: $27.9 million

Year: 1997

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Rank: 9.

Name: Rivaldo

Country: Brazil

From: Deportivo

To: Barcelona

Transfer Fee: $26.7 million

Year: 1997

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Rank: 10.

Name: Andriy Shevchenko

Country: Ukraine

From: Dynamo Kiev

To: AC Milan

Transfer Fee: $25.0 million

Year: 1999

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