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Even though Championship clubs can hardly compare to the riches of the Premier League, Birmingham City’s transfer records are still quite impressive in their own right. Interestingly enough, even though today’s market is simply crazy, the Blues are yet to eclipse the record that was set back in 2004/05.
Emile Heskey left Liverpool in the summer of 2004 and joined Birmingham City for a reported fee of £8.3m, aged 26. That year, the popular centre-forward would break the former record that was, until then, held by David Dunn’s £7.8m transfer from Blackburn.
But that is not to say that Birmingham were quiet throughout the years. In 2019/20, for example, they bought Ivan Sunjic from Dinamo Zagreb for £7.2m, enough to slot right into third place for their most expensive players ever.
When it comes to departures, 2019/20 takes the cake this time and Che Adams’ big £15m move to Southampton and into the Premier League is their biggest piece of business they’ve ever done.
The previous record-holder in that department was actually Matthew Upson, who joined West Ham United in 2006/07 for a reported fee of £11.3m. We should also note that the Blues also sold Jermaine Pennant to Liverpool that same season for £8.1m, which is their third most expensive sale to date.
Without a shadow of a doubt, there have been some incredible players donning the blue colours of Birmingham City over the years gone by. When it comes to players that were transferred in at some points during their careers, there are, however, a couple of names that stand out from the crowd.
If we start with their more modern history, Jack Butland’s impressive breakthrough season at Birmingham secured him a transfer to Stoke City back in 2013. Of course, he’s had his ups and downs since but he was and still is highly regarded in the Championship.
A similar thing could be said for Demarai Gray’s rise which warranted him a transfer to Leicester City in 2016. The young player was in red-hot form when he was picked up by the Foxes and managed to play a role in their title chase that year.
Going further down the line of their history, from the likes of Christophe Dugarry and Joe Bradford to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest splashing the then unthinkable sum of £1.15m on Birmingham’s star striker Trevor Francis, the Blues have had quite a ride through the transfer market over the years gone by.