There are many lists in football, including those who raised a lot of money as the most lucrative transfer in the history of the round witch, according to the German site "Transfer Market" specialized in the economy of football and the market values of players and teams.

Brazilian star Neymar, who tops this list, has not won the Ballon d'Or, but in this category he is the undisputed king. His signing with Paris Saint-Germain remains a record €222 million, and he is also the footballer who earned the most money through his signings.

The 5 players who received the most money in the transfer are as follows:

Brazilian Neymar (3 transfers) – €400m

Neymar joined Barcelona from Brazil's Santos for 88 million euros, then moved in a record deal to Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, worth 222 million, with a profit margin of 134 million.

After 6 years in the ranks of Saint-Germain, in which Neymar did not provide the desired successes, he headed to Saudi Arabia, where he reached an agreement this season to join Al-Hilal, who paid a sum approaching 90 million euros.

Messi (right) and Neymar in Paris Saint-Germain training (PSG)

Belgian Romelu Lukaku (8 transfers) – €339m

Since leaving Anderlecht for Chelsea in 2011, the Belgian striker has continued for close to €23 million, being one of the leading names in the transfer markets.

Lukaku moved during this period 8 times, most notably Manchester United (2017-2019) and then to Inter Milan until Chelsea re-signed him in 2021 for 115 million euros, then returned to Inter on loan a year later, and Chelsea repeated his loan this season to Roma.

Cristiano Ronaldo (4 transfers) – €247m

Ronaldo in 2009 was the most expensive deal in football history, when he joined Real Madrid from Manchester United for 96 million euros.

Due to salary disputes, he decided to move in 2017 to Juventus in a huge deal also for 100 million euros. After two years in the league, he returned to Manchester United again for just 17 million euros due to his advanced age, before his last adventure with Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr, who joined the ranks at the beginning of this year.

Frenchman Ousmane Dembele (3 transfers) – €220m

The French winger, who recently joined PSG, is one of the big names in every summer transfer, and in 2017, Barcelona signed him from Borussia Dortmund for 135 million euros, which quickly placed him on the list of the most expensive players in history.

Added to that is the 35 million paid by Dortmund to French side Rennes to sign Dembele in 2016, and 50 million paid by PSG this summer to Barcelona.