Stats: 10 most expensive defenders in club football history
With the transfer of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain being confimed, the player has now become the most expensive defender in club football history surpassing his international team-mate Thiago Silva. Thiago Silva previously was the most expensive footballer who was bought by PSG for £35.3m from AC Milan in 2012.
David Luiz features twice in the list of top 10 most expensive defenders. He was bought by Chelsea in 2011 for £21.3m from Benfica.
The list of top 10 most expensive defenders in club football history is given below.
|Thiago Silva||AC Milan||PSG||£35.3m||2012|
|4||Rio Ferdinand||Leeds United||Manchester United||£30m||2002|
|5||Alessandro Nesta||Lazio||AC Milan||£26.1m||2002|
|6||Pepe||FC Porto||Real Madrid||£25.2m||2007|
|7||Fabio Coentrao||Benfica||Real Madrid||£25.2m||2011|