6. Gareth Bale – $86.8 million
The only British player on the list is Welsh wing wizard (try saying that five times fast) Gareth Bale. Bale is reported by many to be the most expensive footballer in the world having cost Real Madrid something in the region of $120 million to capture from Spurs at the end of the 2012-13 season. For Spurs he was a one man team at times, seemingly scoring goal after goal late in games by checking inside a defender and screaming the ball into the net with his left foot. His Real Madrid career however has never really reached the same heights and his market value has steadily eroded over time.