December 6th , 2022


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The most costly sales in Porto: How the country's heavyweights made trades for over €1.3 billion 

Throughout the years, Porto has sold names like James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Eder Militao, and Luis Diaz for significant sums of money. 

Portuguese colossus Over the years, Porto has established a reputation as one of Europe's top producers of youthful talent. 

The world-renowned scouting network of the Dragons and their outstanding youth program enable the reigning Primeira Liga champions to sign talented players and give them a chance to develop before reselling them for substantial sums of money.

Some of the great stars who rose to fame at Porto before moving on to better and larger things are James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Hulk, and Eder Militao. 

Like their bitter rival Sporting CP, Porto makes significant investments in their youth academy to provide the greatest coaching and facilities for the young players as they work to reach their full potential. 

However, who is their most costly sale? 

Let's look at it! 

Largest sale per season Fee Total sales 

2022-23 Vitinha €41.5M €86M/£77.40M 

Luis Diaz €47M €72.25M/£65.03M in 2021–2022. 

2020–21 Fabio Silva £68.54M/€40M/$76.15M 

Eder Militao 2019–20 €50M €88M/£79.20M 

Ricardo Pereira €22M €72M/£65M in 2018–19 

Andre Silva received €38 million, £63.18 million, and €70 million in 2017–18. 

2016-17 Maicon €5.75M €15.06M/£13.55M 

2015–16 Jackson Martinez 35 Million Euros/140,65 Million Pounds 

2014–15 Eliaquim Mangala £86.36M/€45M 

2013–14 James Rodriguez £73.28M/€81.42M/$45M

2012-13 Hulk €40M €73.84M/£66.46M 

Radamel Falcao 2011–12 €40M €46M/£42M 

2010–11 Bruno Alves €22M €38.78M/£34.90M 

2009–2010 Lisandro Lopez €24 Million 

2008-2009 Ricardo Quaresma €24.6M/£49.50M/€55M 

2007-08 Anderson €31.5M €71.35M/£64.22M 

2006-07 Diego €6M €10.83M/£9.74M 

2005-06 Maniche €16M €48.80M/£43.92M 

2004-2005 Ricardo Carvalho €30 Million 

2003–2004 Helder Postiga £9M, €10M, or €9M 

2002-2003 Jorge Andrade €13M €18M/£16M 

2001-02 Esquerdinha €3M €3M/£2.70M 

2000-01 Jardel €17M €17.05M/£15.35M 

TOTAL €1.36B/£1.22B

Unless otherwise noted, all data is obtained from Transfermarkt. 

The ten most costly player sales at Porto 

Jackson Martinez, Atletico Madrid, €35 million, 2015 

Jackson Martinez played in 90 games for Porto in the Primeira Liga while playing for Chiapas of Mexico in exchange for €8.8 million over the course of three seasons. 

He was the league's top scorer in his debut season with the club, helping his team go undefeated and capture their third straight championship.

The following season, Martinez replicated his feats of valor, becoming the first player to lead his division in scoring in back-to-back campaigns since Mario Jardel did so four times in a row from 1996 to 2000. 

In a Champions League group stage match against Shakhtar in 2014–15, the Colombian's best performance came as a substitute. The attacker helped Porto tie the game after falling behind the Ukrainian team 2-0 in the first four minutes. 

Atletico Madrid came knocking at the end of that campaign and demanded a hefty €35m for him.

9 Andre Silva, 2017; €38 million; AC Milan 

Andre Silva made his Porto debut in December 2015, and for the better part of two seasons after that, he was a constant in the squad. 

Before AC Milan came knocking and agreed to pay a €38m fee for the Portuguese striker, Silva played 41 times for Porto over the course of two years, scoring 17 goals. 

While at Milan for three seasons, he was loaned out to Sevilla and then Eintracht Frankfurt.


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