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The 10 biggest football transfers ever

Last updated on: September 04, 2013 18:38 IST

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Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee of 93 million pounds ($131.86 million) on a six-year deal.

The 24-year-old Wales international eclipsed the previous record of £80m which was also paid by Real Madrid to Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

A look at the 10 biggest transfers in football history:

Gareth Bale (Wales)

Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid (2013)

Transfer fee: £93


Image: Gareth Bale
Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Manchester United to Real Madrid (2009)

Transfer fee: £80


Photographs: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

Inter Milan to Barcelona (2009)

Transfer fee: £59


Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Kaka

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Kaka (Brazil)

AC Milan to Real Madrid (2009)

Transfer fee: £56


Photographs: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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Edinson Cavani

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Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)

Napoli to Paris Saint-German (2013)

Transfer fee: £55


Photographs: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

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Radamel Falcao

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Radamel Falcao (Colombia)

Atletico Madrid to Monaco (2013)

Transfer fee: £51


Photographs: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres (Spain)

Liverpool to Chelsea (2011)

Transfer fee: £50


Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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Neymar

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Neymar (Brazil)

Santos to Barcelona (2013)

Transfer fee: £48.6


Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images

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Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane (France)

Juventus to Real Madrid (2001)

Transfer fee: £46


Photographs: UK/All Sport

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Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil (Germany)

Real Madrid to Arsenal (2013)

Transfer fee: £42.5


Photographs: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

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