Quiz! Can you name each of these countries' most expensive footballers?

Colombian striker formerly at AS Monaco James Rodriguez acknowledges the crowd during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium following his signing with Spanish club Real Madrid in Madrid on July 22, 2014. Spanish media said Real paid about 80 million ($108m) for Rodriguez, making him one of the most expensive players ever. Neither club gave a figure, but Monaco said it was "one of the biggest transfers in football history."
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10 minutes on the clock, 30 players to guess.

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When Mohamed Salah made his move from Roma to Liverpool, he broke a record.

The Egyptian King became the most expensive player ever from his country. It might not seem like a big deal when you consider the competition – Mido? Elneny? – but it's still a huge achievement for a player.

It puts a footballer on the map. Instantly, you become a household name back home. Just look at Mo.

We've gone through the most expensive transfers of all time and picked out the first 30 nationalities that come up. Just tell us who was the most expensive for each. 


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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.