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FIFA Report Shows Upward Trend in Transfer Market

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GLOBAL TRANSFER MARKET REPORT

  • Spending in men’s football reaches a new high of USD 7.35 billion, 5.8% more than in 2018
  • Number of international transfers (+19.7%) and transfer fees (+16.3%) in women’s football also on the rise

FIFA has just released the new edition of the Global Transfer Market Report. For the second consecutive year, it is offered in two versions: one covering men’s football and another covering women’s football.

The two reports provide detailed data on the global international transfer activity at professional football clubs around the world throughout 2019.

Key statistics from the men’s report:

  • Spending reached a new high of USD 7.35 billion, 5.8% more than in 2018
  • A new record was set with 18,042 international transfers, which involved 15,463 players of 178 different nationalities
  • 80% of all spending on transfer fees came from 100 clubs combined
  • Portugal had the largest positive net balance with USD 384.0 million. England had the largest negative net balance with USD -549.9 million
  • More than one in every four transfers of players under 18 included sell-on fees

Discover all TSM reports

https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/who-we-are/news/fifa-reports-show-further-upward-trend-in-both-men-s-and-women-s-transfer-market

 

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I'm not convinced football revenues will trend up any higher from here so will be interested to see if transfer values continue to rise

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