The game of football has witnessed actions between two brothers and it continued to be so. This article will take a look at the top 27 most expensive brothers in football history.
Presently, there are still Insigne brothers, Lukaku brothers and Hazard brothers plying their trades with different clubs.
It could be recalled that the Toure brothers and the Hazards reunited at the same at some point before moving to separate destination.
There have been many successful pairs of brothers throughout the history of professional football.
There were also the Nevilles, Laudrups and De Boers who are three of the most famous. Now let’s look at the five most expensive brothers in football history.
The Lukaku brothers – Romelu and Jordan are the most expensive brothers in football history
The Alcantara brothers- Thiago and Raphina are probably the most well-known among active footballers. Both players are still playing for top European clubs (PSG and Liverpool).
Not only the Alcántara's have a lot of talent in their family…— Transfermarkt.co.uk (@TMuk_news) November 3, 2020
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The transfer fees accrued by both siblings are not very highly.
Liverpool could end up paying around €47m for Thiago for his purchase from Bayern Munich, while Rafinha’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this summer cost the French club just €1.5m – a collective sum of €48.5m.
According to Transfermarkt, below are the 27 most expensive pairs of brothers in the history of football.
Thiago (€47m) & Rafinha (€1.5m) Alcantara
Total transfer fees: €48.5m
The Alcantaras have to make do with a 27th-place finish…
- Sebastien (€49.8m) & Nicolas (€500k) Frey
Total transfer fees: €50.3m
Thomas Partey (€50m) & Francis Narh (€500k)
Total transfer fees: €50.5m
Mauro (€48.8m) and Sergio (€2.3m) Zarate
Total transfer fees: €51.1m
Michy Batshuayi (€50.65m) & Aaron Leya Iseka (€1.25m)
Total transfer fees: €51.9m
Crystal Palace striker Batshuayi has a younger brother who plays in the same position for FC Metz.
- Nordin (€33.8m) & Sofyan (€20.5m) Amrabat
Total transfer fees: €54.3m
Gini Wijnaldum (€52.5m) & Rajiv van la Parra (€2.1m)
Total transfer fees: €54.6m
Dejan (€55.3m) & Davor (€800k) Lovren
Total transfer fees: €56.1m
Mario (€59m) & Fabian Gotze (€250k)
Total transfer fees: €59.25m
Xabi (€59.5m) & Mikel (€500k) Alonso
Total transfer fees: €60m
Anthony (€65m) & Johan (€800k) Martial
Total transfer fees: €65.8m
Anthony’s 29-year-old brother currently plays for Ligue 2 side Sochaux.
- Yaya (€49.2m) & Kolo (€18.9m) Toure
Total transfer fees: €68.1m
Kevin-Prince (€44.2m) & Jerome (€27.1m) Boateng
Total transfer fees: €71.3m
Jerome is still a key man at Bayern Munich. Kevin-Prince’s career has been on the decline for some time and he’s now at Serie B side Monza.
- Diego (€48m) & Gabriel (€23.5m) Milito
Total transfer fees: €71.5m
Both Argentines have now retired from the game. Diego is most famous for his spell at Inter Milan, while Gabriel spent four years at Barcelona.
Diego Milito with Inter Milan
- Andre (€46.9m) & Jordan (€24.6m) Ayew
Total transfer fees: €71.5m
Kaka (€77.3m) & Digao (€500k)
Total transfer fees: €77.8m
Samuel (€78.5m) & David (€500k) Eto’o
Total transfer fees: €79m
Nemanja (€76.5m) & Uros (€3m) Matic
Total transfer fees: €79.5m
Abdou (€65m) & Ibrahima (€17m) Diallo
Total transfer fees: €82m
Rio (€72m) & Anton (€11.1m) Ferdinand
Total transfer fees: €83.1m
Rio & Anton Ferdinand
- Christian (€87.7m) & Jonathan Benteke (€100k)
Total transfer fees: €87.8m
Paul (€105m) & Florentin (€500k) Pogba
Total transfer fees: €105.5m
Lucas (€80m) & Theo (€44m) Hernandez
Total transfer fees: €124m
Kylian Mbappe (€135m) & Jires Kembo-Ekoko (€3.7m)
Total transfer fees: €138.7m
Gonzalo (€159m) & Federico (€2.6m) Higuain
Total transfer fees: €161.6m
Eden (€150m) & Thorgan (€35.5m) Hazard
Total transfer fees: €185.5m
Eden & Thorgan Hazard
- Romelu (€212.6m) & Jordan (€4m) Lukaku
Total transfer fees: €216.6m