Ball – From Nuno Gomez to Darwin via Felix: over 1.3 billion euros since the beginning of the century (Benfica)

Darwin Nunes became Benfica’s most expensive deal of the decade and Luz’s second-biggest ever (Joao Felix moved to Atletico Madrid for a staggering €120m in summer 2019) , and directly rank second on the podium of the biggest international transfers of 2019 in this market, surpassed only by the €80 million spent by Real Madrid in Tchouameni, and despite a variable €25 million, the Uruguayan’s business is likely to exceed French midfielder.

MORE: Darwin is also the 37th player Benfica has sold in double figures this century, meaning total sales for the chapter have topped €1bn. Including all other products over 1 million euros, this century’s sales exceeded 1.3 billion euros.

Remember, Nuno Gomez is Benfica’s first major transfer of the century, arriving in Fiorentina in exchange for more than 3 billion escudos under Joao Valle Azevedo’s presidency The currency of the time, the escudo, was about 17 million euros.

Below are all of Benfica’s 21st century sales above €1m*

2000/2001
Nuno Gomez Fiorentina €17m
Pobolski Lazio €2.25 million

2001/2002
Fernando Meera Stuttgart €7.5 million
Joao Thomas Betis €5 million
Van Hoeydonck Feyenoord €2.5m
Bruno Barstow Bordeaux€ 2.28 million
Ricardo Roxas Riverbed €1.8 million
Betis draft 1.2 million euros

2002/2003
Canela Bordeaux €1.5 million

2004/2005
Thiago Chelsea €15m
Roger Corinthians €2.3 million
2005/2006
Miguel Valencia €8 million
Alex Wolfsburg €1.8 million

2006/2007
Ricardo Rocha Tottenham €5m
Fonseca Tigres €3.8 million
Giovanni Cruises 1.5 million euros

2007/2008
Simang Sabrosa Airport Madrid 20 million euros
Manuel Fernandez Valencia €18 M
Anderson Lyon €4.3 million
Diego Souza D. Brazil €3.75 million
Carlitos Basel €2.5 million
Carriaca Saturn €2 million
Bergesio San Lorenzo €1.8 million

2008/2009
Nelson Betis 6 million euros

2009/2010
Katsouranis Panathinaikos €3.5 million
Sepsi Poly Timisoara €1.3 million
Ed Carlos Cruz Azul €1.3 million

2010/2011
Di Maria Real Madrid 33 million euros
David Luiz Chelsea €25m
Chelsea Ramirez €25 M
2.5 million euros for Hariche Fulham
Makukula Maniaspor €1.7 million

2011/2012
Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid 30 million euros

2012/2013
Witzel Zenit €40 M
Xavi Garcia Manchester City 20.2 million euros
Bruno Cesar Ahly €5 million
Yartey Sochaux €2 million
Emerson Trabzonspor €1.6 million
Edel Luis Vasco da Gama €1.5 million
Felipe Bastos Vasco da Gama €1.5 million
Daniel Wass Thonon Evian €1.2 million

2013/2014
Matic Chelsea 25 million euros
Roberto Atl.Madrid €6 million
Melgarejo K. Krasnodar €5 million
Nolito Celta de Vigo €4 million
Rodrigo Mora Riverbed€3.5 million
National Django €1.2 million

2014/2015
Enzo Perez Valencia €25 M
Markovic Liverpool 25 million euros
Oblak Madrid €16m
Bernardo Silva Monaco €15.75 million
Gareth Zenit €6 million
Cardozo Trabzonspor €5 million
Kardec São Paulo €4.5 million
Derlis González Basel€3 M
Franc Jara Olympiakos €1.5 million
Mitrovic Freiburg €1.5 million

2015/2016
Rodrigo Valencia €30 M
Andre Gomes Valencia 20 million euros
Cancellation Valencia € 15 M
Ivan Cavaleiro Monaco€15 M
Lime Al Ahli €7 million
Sdnei D. Coruña €6.5 million
Funes Mori Monterrey €3.6 million
Soleimani young boy 3 million euros
Loris Benito Young Boy 3 million euros

2016/2017
Renato Sanchez Bayern Munich €35m
Goncalo Guedes Paris Saint-Germain €30m
Gaitan Atl.Madrid €25 million
Helder Costa Wolverhampton €15 M
Nelson Oliveira Norwich €5.85 million
Mehdi Carcela Granada€4 M
Baby Aibar 1.5 million euros

2017/2018
Ederson Manchester City €40 M
Nelson Semedo Barcelona€35.7M
Lindelof Manchester United 35 million euros
Mitroglou Marseille€15 M
Célis V. Guimarães €1.75 million
H. Mukhtar Brondby €1.5 million
Marsal Lyon 4.5 million euros

2018/2019
Evergrande G flight 19.2 million euros
Joao Carvalho N. Forrest €15 million
Atalanta Crystal 9.5 million euros
N. Castillo América €7.13 million
Andre Horta LAFC 5.7 million euros

2019/2020
Joao Felix Atl.Madrid €120 million
Raul Jimenez Wolverhampton €38m
Raul de Tomás Español €22.5 million
Luka Jovic E Frankfurt 22.3 million euros
Andre Carrillo Al Hilal €9.5 million
Salvio Boca Juniors €7m
Davidowicz Hellas Verona€3.5 million
Lisandro López Boca Juniors €3 million
Alfa Semedo v Guimaraes for 1.5 million euros

2020/2021
Ruben Dias Manchester City€68 M
Motto DAMAC 2 million euros

2021/2022
Pedrino Miner €18 M
Waldschmidt Wolfsburg €12 M
Nuno Tavares Arsenal €8m
Cervi Celta de Vigo €4 M
Caio Lucas Sharjah FC €2 million
Krovinovic Hajduk Split €1.5 million

2022/2023
Darwin Nunes Liverpool €75m
Pedro Pereira Monza €2.5 million
Gedson Besiktas €6 M

*Transfermarkt font; approximate

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