This led to Ibrahimovic threatening to break Van der Vaart’s legs, and concluded in Ajax selling Ibrahimovic to Juventus for EUR16 million. He made his debut ages just 16 years old and went on to make 40 appearances for Southampton, scoring 5 goals, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 for a total fee of £7 million.
Kaká started his career in his native Brazil with Sao Paulo, signing a contract at the age of 15. Over the course of three seasons at Napoli Cavani made 104 league appearances for the club and scored an incredible 78 goals, obviously boosting his transfer value massively and making him one of the most sought after strikers in the world. The deal was worth EUR69.5 million total, making it the 3rd largest transfer in history.
2. This is just a small sample of his honours, which also include being Portugal’s top all time scorer (49 goals). Inter and Barcelona came to an agreement over Ibrahimovic in 2009, with a large sum of money, Samuel Eto’o and Alexander Hleb moving in Inter’s direction, and Ibrahimovic moving to the Spanish giants. He has excellent technique and accuracy with both feet, as well as being an extremely good header of the ball. Ronaldo is known for his free kick ability, long shooting, dribbling and finishing in one on one situations. A Brazilian playing in an advanced midfield position just behind the striker(s), he is known for his massive array of technical abilities, and is excellent at shooting (both in one on one situations and from range), dribbling and intuitive passing vision, as well as the ability to play the passes he sees. Christiano Ronaldo
Manchester United to Real Madrid for 94 million Euros
In 2009, Christiano Ronaldo once again asked to leave the m88 club for his boyhood favourites, Real Madrid. In his first season at Milan, Ibrahimovic once again won the Serie A title, making it 8 consecutive league title wins for the Swede. To illustrate this, in the 2012-2013 season he was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and FWA Player of the Year awards. This request was accepted by Alex Ferguson, and at the start of the 2009 summer transfer window Christiano Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history, with Real Madrid completed a EUR94 million transfer for him, closing his Manchester United account on 84 goals in 196 league appearances. Many think that if it weren’t for the excellence of Lionel Messi, he would have won every Ballon d’Or since. He left White Hart Lane with 42 goals in 146 league appearances.
In 2013 Kaká decided he wanted to leave Real Madrid, and made the move back to his European love, AC Milan, on a free transfer. Then came the Calciopoli scandal in 2006, where Juventus were stripped of their last two Serie A titles due to their part in match fixing, they were also relegated to Serie B as a punishment. Over the next four seasons with Milan, Kaká was nominated for the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards a further 3 times, finally winning both individual awards in 2007. With multiple top clubs interested in the 26 year old’s signature, including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint German, it was obvious that Cavani would go for a hefty price tag. Since moving to the “New Galacticos” in 2009, Ronaldo has scored 171 league goals in 159 appearances. He plays in a wide range of attacking positions, he can play as a left or right winger, as a central attacking player or in the out and out strikers role. Kaka
AC Milan to Real Madrid for 68.5 million Euros
First on our list of most expensive footballers in the world is Gareth Bale, who moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013 for EUR100 million. He is also known for his religiousness and charitability.
As of March 2014 Cavani has made 24 league appearances for PSG and scored 14 goals, forging a fearsome striking partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the process.
Gareth Bale went through another injury crisis in the first half of his first season with Real Madrid, missing much of his debut season, but he has since regained his form and has scored 10 and assisted 11 in 20 appearances for Real Madrid. He has won numerous awards at individual, club, and international levels. This occurred during an international match between Sweden and Netherlands, where Rafael Van der Vaart publicly accused Ibrahimovic of purposely injuring him. Alongside his technical ability he is extremely fast and a high jumper, making him the modern day epitomy of an all round player. Many top players left the club during this time, despite the staff’s best efforts to keep them, and Ibrahimovic was no exception, moving to Inter Milan in a deal worth EUR24.8 million.
In his debut season with AC Milan, Kaká made 30 appearances, scoring 10 goals and many important assists, winning the Serie A title in the process. At the end of the 2009-10 season he announced that his relationship with Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola had deteriorated beyond repair, and the manager hadn’t spoken to him since March. He has been mentioned to be one of the greatest players of all time, alongside Lionel Messi. Some of his personal records include being the fastest player to score 150 La Liga goals, most goals scored in a single season for Madrid (60), most goals scored in a single La Liga season for Madrid (46), most hat tricks in a season for Madrid (7) and fastest player to reach 50, 100, 150 and 200 goals for Real Madrid. As of March 2014 Kaká has made 20 appearances for Milan, scoring 5 goals and adding 3 assists.
Progressing in descending order, Edinson Cavani starts our list of the most expensive footballers (soccer players) in the world.
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