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English Clubs Splash $1.2bn On International Transfers

Wed 28th Jan 2015 | Money & Finance

English clubs were the biggest spenders on international transfers according to FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS) Global Transfer Market 2015 report which was published today.

The report shows that $4.1bn was spent globally on international transfers in 2014, with English clubs being the biggest spenders contributing $1.17bn to the total spent.

Spain was the biggest beneficiary of this record transfer outlay with the country’s clubs receiving $667m. England spent a total of $452m to engage players from Spanish clubs, up 92 per cent on the previous year. In total 62 players moved from Spain to England.

$236m was paid in club intermediary commissions for international transfers throughout 2014. Of this, English clubs paid a total of $87m in 2014 (37% of the total club intermediary commissions paid worldwide), an increase of $12m when compared to 2013.

The total number of international transfers in 2014 was 13,090.

The report examines the patterns and trends that have developed in the international transfer market over the 2014 calendar year at a global, regional and country level.

In 2014 international transfers from England to Wales, England to Scotland and Wales to England appear in the top 5 streams worldwide. The increase in transfer activity was in part driven by the growing role of clubs from Wales such as Swansea City and Cardiff City FC.

The report also features three case studies that examine the impact of external factors on the international transfer market such as last year’s 2014 FIFA World Cup.  

The Global Transfer Market 2015 report is now available electronically on the FIFA TMS website. 

For more information, visit www.fifatms.com

Image: Action Images / Carl Recine Livepic

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

 

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