Transfers of the last decade .. “FIFA” reveals the madness of football

Transfers of the last decade .. “FIFA” reveals the madness of football

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Transfers of the last decade .. “FIFA” reveals the madness of football

The truth is that the increased injection of money into the football industry is not something new to the public, but seeing the picture more and during a relatively long timeframe of up to 10 years reveals a number of shocking and unexpected numbers.

The “FIFA” report included everything related to contracts during that period, and Sky News Arabia monitors the most important of that report in the following lines.

Clubs of more than 200 countries around the world made nearly 133,000 contracts in final sale or loan deals, and 2019 witnessed the largest number of deals during that decade with 18,000 deals.

More than 8,000 clubs participated in those contracts, and the deals included nearly 66,000 players.

It is worth noting that the loan is calculated as two deals, the first related to the player’s exit from the team and the second related to his return to his ranks.

Increase in spending

In 2011, clubs spent about 2.8 billion dollars on contracts, this number began to increase rapidly until it reached in 2019 to 7.3 billion dollars, and during 2020, during which many competitions were suspended due to the “Corona pandemic”, despite that Approximately $5.6 billion has been spent on player contracts.

During that entire period, there were 6,000 deals worth over $1 million, and more than 1,100 deals worth over $10 million.

The report also dealt with the most prominent record deals that took place during the last decade, such as: the transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, and Eden Hazard from Chelsea to Real Madrid.

The report also indicated that 83 percent of the contracts during that period were for players between the ages of 18 to 29 years.

Over the past decade, the number of clubs that have made transfers has increased by more than 30%, from 3,167 in 2011 to 4,139 in 2019, with a slight decrease to 4,127 in 2020.

Nationalities of the players

During the last decade, the number of nationalities of players transferred between clubs reached 204, but Brazilian players were the most present in the transfer seasons, with more than 15,000 transfer and loan deals.

In second place, Argentine players come with more than 7,000 deals, followed by Britain and France players with more than 5,000 deals each.

Clubs spent nearly $7 billion on contracting Brazilian players during that period, more than any other country. In second place, France players come with a total value of deals amounting to about $4 billion, and after them Spain and Argentina players share third place with total spending It reached around $3 billion for players per country.

Players’ salaries

In 2013, the average total salary of players around the world was $2.4 billion, in 2015 it reached $2.7 billion, which is the largest number in the last decade, and in 2019 it reached $2 billion, and then $2.7 billion in 2020.

Players’ agents

Player agents are an integral part of the transfer market, and their participation in club contracts with players is increasing, rising from just 5.5 percent of all deals in 2011 to 9.3 percent in 2020, an increase of 69.1 percent.

The FIFA report also notes that clubs spent nearly $3.5 billion on player agents’ commissions during that period, and that amount is on track to increase.

The most spending clubs

Manchester City topped the list of clubs that spent the most on “transfers” during the last decade, and this list consists of 30 clubs, and the “FIFA” report shows that only those clubs spent about 22.8 billion US dollars, or 47 percent of the total spent on deals. During that time, this is the top 10 rank on this list:

1) Manchester City, England

2) Chelsea, England

3) Barcelona, ​​Spain

4) Paris Saint-Germain, France

5) Real Madrid, Spain

6) Atletico Madrid, Spain

7) Manchester United

8) Arsenal

9) Juventus

10) Tottenham Hotspur

Which clubs benefit the most?

On the other hand, the “FIFA” report monitored the most financially benefiting from “transfers” during the last decade, through a list that includes 30 clubs, and these clubs received 41.1 percent of the total transfer fees paid globally over the past ten years, and these centers holders First on this list:

1) Benfica, Portugal

2) Sporting Lisbon, Portugal

3) Barcelona, ​​Spain

4) Chelsea, England

5) Atletico Madrid, Spain

6) Real Madrid, Spain

7) Porto, Portugal

8) Monaco, France

9) Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands

10) Juventus

Most spending leagues

England clubs top the list of countries spending the most on “transfers” with 12.4 billion dollars, followed by Spain’s clubs with 6.7 billion dollars, then Italian clubs with 5.6 billion dollars.

In fourth place, German clubs come with 4.4 billion dollars, while French clubs occupy fifth place with 4 billion dollars.

That list, which consists of 30 countries, witnessed the presence of 4 Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Qatar and Egypt.

Arab clubs

The list of Asian clubs that spent the most on “transfers” during the last decade witnessed the presence of 9 Arab clubs out of 20 teams that were on that list, in which Chinese clubs got the “lion’s share” with 11 teams.

This list of Arab clubs was topped by the Saudi Al Hilal Club, followed by its rivals in the “Mohammed bin Salman” league, the Al-Ahly and Al-Nasr teams. The Qatari club Al-Duhail was in fourth place, and the Saudi Federation ranked fifth in that list.

Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates came in sixth place, followed by the Emirati Al-Jazira Club, then Al-Shabab Al-Ahly Club, and the Qatari Al-Jaish Club ranked ninth in that list.

At the level of the African continent, the Egyptian club Pyramids topped the list of clubs that spend the most on “transfers”, which consists of 20 teams, and in the runner-up position came the Egyptian Al-Ahly Club and then the Tunisian Esperance Club.

A number of Arab clubs were also present on this list, such as: the Egyptian club Zamalek, the Tunisian coastal star, the Moroccan Raja, and the Egyptian Wadi Degla.

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