10,454 international transfers in 2013
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From 1 January 2013 to 2 September 2013, 10,454 transfers were processed by FIFA TMS. This is in line with 2012 (10,513 transfers, -0.6%). 5018 clubs from 164 countries across the globe were involved in player transfers over this period.

The total amount of declared transfer fees in 2013 was USD 3.367 billion, a 29% increase on 2012 (USD 2.619 billion).  Year on year, declared commission paid to club intermediaries was up 20% to USD 169 million (in 2012 the figure was USD 141 million).

Over a two year period, commission paid to club intermediaries has risen 80%.

While the most active transfer streams saw players move from Portugal to Brazil (132 transfers) and Argentina to Chile (98); the streams with the highest total transfer compensation were from Spain to England (USD 227 million, 38 players), and from Italy to England (USD 148 million, 25 players). For more information, please look at the graphic above.

Figure 2: Top 5 transfer streams ranked by number of transfers

 

Releasing country

Engaging country

Number of transfers

Club-to-club transfer compensation (USD million)

Portugal

Brazil

132

1.3

Argentina

Chile

98

0.1

England

Scotland

92

0.3

Brazil

Portugal

72

0.4

France

Belgium

60

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Figure 3: Top 5 transfer streams ranked by club-to-club transfer compensation

 

Releasing country

Engaging country

Club-to-club transfer compensation (USD million)

Number of transfers

Spain

England

227

38

Italy

England

148

25

England

Spain

141

28

Italy

France

131

10

Spain

Italy

123

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Note: Data and analyses only concern international transfers of professional male football players within the scope of 11-a-side football. Only transfers reaching the status of closure in the Transfer Matching System between 1 January 2013 and 00.00 CET 2 September 2013 are included.

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