Vinicious Junior tops list of 30 most expensive players aged 18 or below

Vinicious Junior tops list of 30 most expensive players aged 18 or below

- Vinicius Junior remains the most expensive player at the age of 18 or below

- Now 20 years of age, the Brazilian moved from Flamengo to Real Madrid for a fee of €45million in 2018

- Ronaldo who joined Man Utd from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 at 18 is 16th on the list

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A list of thirty most expensive players aged 18 or under of all time has been compiled following the recent transfer of sensational star Jude Bellingham to Borussia Dortmund.

The 17-year-old recently moved from English club Birmingham to the Bundesliga giants for a staggering amount said to be around €23million and he is tipped as a future star.

This deal now puts him in eleventh position on the list which Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior tops alongside team-mate Rodrygo.

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Check out the full rankings per Transfermarkt as cited on SPORTbible below.

30. Ozan Kabak, Galatasary to Stuttgart

Age: 18

Season: 2018/19

Fee: €11million

29. Mateo Kovacic, Dinamo Zagreb to Inter Milan

Age: 18

Season: 2012/13

Fee: €11million

28. Paulo Dybala, Instituto to Palermo

Age: 18

Season: 2011/12

Fee: €11.9million

27. Breno, Sao Paulo to Bayern Munich

Age: 18

Season: 2007/08

Fee: €12million

26. Ezequiel Barco, Independiente to Atlanta United

Age: 18

Season: 2017/2018

Fee: €12.3million

25. Bruma, Sporting Lisbon to Galatasaray

Age: 18

Season: 2013/14

Fee: €13million

24. Lucas Ocampos, River Plate to AS Monaco

Age: 18

Season: 2012/13

Fee: €13million

23. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Southampton to Arsenal

Age: 17

Season: 2011/12

Fee: €13.8million

22. Diego Lainez, America to Real Betis

Age: 18

Season: 2018/19

Fee: €14million

21. Valeri Bojinov, Lecce to Fiorentina

Age: 18

Season: 2004/05

Fee: €14million

20. Sebastien Frey, Cannes to Inter Milan

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Age: 18

Season: 1998/99

Fee: €14million

19. Gareth Bale, Southampton to Tottenham

Age: 17

Season: 2007/08

Fee: €14.7million

18. Romelu Lukaku, Anderlecht to Chelsea

Age: 18

Season: 2011/12

Fee: €15million

17. Paulinho, Vasco de Gama to Bayer Leverkusen

Age: 18

Season: 2018/19

Fee: €18.5million

16. Cristiano Ronaldo, Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United

Age: 18

Season: 2003/04

Fee: €19million

15. Willem Geubbels, Lyon to AS Monaco

Age: 16

Season: 2018/19

Fee: €20million

14. Stephan El Shaarawy, Genoa to AC Milan

Age: 18

Season: 2011/12

Fee: €20.3million

13. Pietro Pellergi, Genoa to AS Monaco

Age: 16

Season: 2017/18

Fee: €20.9million

12. Sergio Aguero, Independiente to Atletico Madrid

Age: 18

Season: 2006/07

Fee: €21.7million

11. Jude Bellingham, Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund

Age: 17

Season: 2020/21

Fee: €23million

10. Alexandre Pato, Internacional to AC Milan

Age: 17

Season: 2007/08

Fee: €24million

9. William Saliba, Saint-Etienne to Arsenal

Age: 18

Season: 2019/20

Fee: €30million

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8. Reinier, Flamengo to Real Madrid

Age: 18

Season: 2019/20

Fee: €30million

7. Antonio Cassano, Bari to AS Roma

Age: 18

Season: 2001/02

Fee: €31million

6. Alessandro Bastoni, Atalanta to Inter Milan

Age: 18

Season: 2017/18

Fee: €31.1million

5. Renato Sanches, Benfica to Bayern Munich

Age: 18

Season: 2016/17

Fee: €35 million

4. Wayne Rooney, Everton to Manchester United

Age: 18

Season: 2004/05

Fee: €37million

3. Luke Shaw, Southampton to Manchester United

Age: 18

Season: 2014/15

Fee: €37.5million

2. Rodrygo, Santos to Real Madrid

Age: 18

Season: 2019/20

Fee: €45million

1. Vinicius Junior, Flamengo to Real Madrid

Age: 18

Season: 2018/19

Fee: €45million

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