Quiz! Can you name the most expensive player from each of the 50 top-ranked nations on Earth?

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10 minutes on the clock, 50 players to guess.

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Breaking a club's transfer record is impressive. Becoming the most expensive player to have ever come from your country is quite something else.

It's been done a few times this summer alone. In some cases, it can turn you into a household name over night. There are players on this list whose very appearance in any old league fixture will prompt their country to get up in the middle of the night just to watch them.

We've listed out the top 50 nations in the world, according to FIFA's world rankings. There's a good mix of countries in there, from the powerhouses of the game in Brazil, France and England, to the smaller nations like Peru, Australia or Iran, who you may only be able to name a few players from.

Luckily, we're looking for pretty much the biggest player to have ever come from those countries. At least according to transfer fee... 


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Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.