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Global Transfer Spending Grows 44% Since 2011

Thu 21st Jan 2016 | FIFA

Spending on transfers has increased by over 44% since 2011 according to a report by FIFA TMS.

FIFA TMS released its Global Transfer Market (GTM) Report today showing that 2015 was another record-breaking year for international transfers.

The GTM Report 2016 provides a comprehensive and transparent review of international transfer activities.

Through its International Transfer Matching System (ITMS), FIFA TMS gathers international transfer information directly from the 209 FIFA member associations and more than 6,500 professional football clubs worldwide.

This year’s GTM reveals that 13,558 transfers were completed all over the world in 2015. Compared to 2014, it marks an increase of 3.1% and a new all-time high.

In terms of spending on transfer fees, USD 4.18 billion was registered in 2015; a 2.6% increase on 2014, and 44.2% growth since 2011.

The GTM 2016 provides a comprehensive and transparent overview of international transfer activity, helping to further develop understanding of the market.

The report is designed for football professionals, as well as for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the international football transfer market.

To purchase the report, visit reports.fifatms.com (available in English and PDF only) 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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