Transparency in transfers: FIFA TMS explained

As deadline day approaches across some of the biggest football markets, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA TMS – the FIFA subsidiary overseeing around 12,000 cross-border transfers of professional male players each year in what is a multi-billion dollar industry.

FIFA TMS, established after a FIFA Congress decision in 2007, has revolutionised the way transfers are conducted, providing the football community with state-of-the-art technology to keep pace with the high volume of transfers in today’s market and respond to the needs of the modern game.

Watch the video above to learn more about FIFA TMS, with General Manager Mark Goddard explaining how the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) works as a regulated online platform and Laura Corica, Head of Client Services, painting a picture of what it is like in the office on deadline day.

FIFA Deputy Secretary General Markus Kattner also outlines how the work of FIFA TMS has increased transparency and integrity on the market and helps to ensure that FIFA’s regulations are respected, including important issues such as the protection of minors.

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