Who was the first football player sold for 1000000?


Who was the first football player sold for 1000000?

Trevor Francis
In 1979 Trevor Francis became the first British footballer to command a £1 million transfer fee when he moved from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest.

When was Trevor Francis sold for 1 million?

As part of our 1978/79 season series, STEVE MITCHELL recalls the eye-watering deal that shocked the nation. On February 9, 1979, England striker Trevor Francis joined Nottingham Forest from Birmingham City in a deal worth over £1million; a British transfer record at the time.

Who was the first 10 million pound player?

Jean-Pierre Papin
Jean-Pierre Papin, football’s first £10 million pound player.

Who is the most expensive football player of all time?

The 222 million euro transfer of Brazilian player Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in August 2017 is the all-time highest fee for a soccer transfer.

Who was the first millionaire football player?

Trevor John Francis
Trevor Francis

Personal information
Full name Trevor John Francis
Date of birth 19 April 1954
Place of birth Plymouth, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Who was the first 100m footballer?

The first recorded record transfer was of Willie Groves from West Bromwich Albion to Aston Villa for £100 in 1893 (equivalent to £11,000 in 2019). This occurred just eight years after the introduction of professionalism by the Football Association in 1885.

Who was the first Scottish million pound player?

Collins signed for Celtic in 1990, becoming their first million pound player. He generally played on the left side of midfield, scoring 55 goals in 273 appearances.

Who broke Alan Shearer transfer record?

A few hours later, the record amount paid by a British club was broken again when Chelsea paid £50,000,000 for Fernando Torres from Liverpool….Record progression.

Date July 1996
Player Alan Shearer
From Blackburn Rovers
To Newcastle United
Fee £15,000,000

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