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Most Expensive Player Transfers in English Football - up to August 2006


Andriy Shevchenko's move from AC Milan to Chelsea, at an estimated £30 million, headed the list of the top ten most expensive player transfers in English football - up to August 2006. Next came Rio Ferdinand's transfer from Leeds to Manchester United (£29.1m), and third was Juan Sebastian Veron (28.1m Lazio to Man U).

Of the top ten transfers all were to Chelsea or Manchester United.

Stats Table: 
PlayerFromToAmount £m
Andriy ShevchenkoAC MilanChelsea30.0
Rio FerdinandLeedsManchester Utd29.1
Juan Sebastian VeronLazioManchester Utd28.1
Wayne RooneyEvertonManchester Utd27.0
Michael EssienLyonChelsea26.0
Didier DrogbaMarseilleChelsea24.0
Shaun Wright-PhillipsManchester CityChelsea21.0
Ricardo CarvalhoPortoChelsea19.85
Ruud Van NistelroyPSVManchester Utd19.0
Michael CarrickTottenham HotspurManchester Utd18.6