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Year Fee Player Clubs Milestone
Year Fee Player Clubs Milestone
1902 £520 Alf Common Sheff Utd to Sunderland First £500+ transfer.
1905 £1,000 Alf Common Sunderland to Boro First £1,000+
1914 £2,500 Percy Dawson Hearts to Blackburn Rovers First £2,000+
1922 £5,500 Syd Puddefoot West Ham Utd to Falkirk First £5,000+
1928 £10,890 David Jack Bolton to Arsenal First £10,000+
1949 £26,000 Eddie Quigley Sheff Wed to Preston NE First £25,000+
1957 £65,000 John Charles Leeds Utd to Juventus First £50,000+
1961 £110,000 Dennis Law Man City to Torino First £100,000+
1970 £200,000 Martin Peters West Ham to Spurs First £200,000+
1977 £500,000 Kevin Keegan Liverpool to SV Hamburg First £500,000+
1979 £1,180,000 Trevor Francis Birmingham City to Notts Forest First £1,000,000+
1981 £1,500,000 Bryan Robson West Brom to Man Utd First £1,500,000+
1986 £2,300,000 Mark Huhges Man Utd to Barcelona First £2,000,000+
1987 £3,200,000 Ian Rush Liverpool to Juventus First £3,000,000+
1989 £4,250,000 Chris Waddle Spurs to Marseille First £4,000,000+
1991 £5,000,000 David Platt Aston Villa to AS Bari First £5,000,000+
1996 £15,000,000 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers to Newcastle Utd First £10,000,000+
1999 £22,500,000 Nicolas Anelka Arsenal to Real Madrid First £20,000,000+
2001 £28,100,000 Juan Sebastian Veron Lazio to Man Utd First £25,000,000+
2004 £31,000,000 Wayne Rooney Everton to Man Utd First £30,000,000+

Notes: 2004. The Wayne Rooney transfer was initially £23.0m, but will eventually rise to £31.0m