In 2023, the soccer clubs on an international scale They broke investment records in transfers, registering a total of US$9.63 billionaccording to the report Global Transfer Report 2023 of the FIFA. Compared to the previous year’s value, it means an increase of 48.1% and exceeds the last record value achieved in 2019 by US$2 billion.
The report reveals that, of the 74,836 international transfers, 23,689 operations are for professional footballers and 51,147 are for amateur players.
The German clubs were the ones that brought in the most money, reaching $1.2 billion. The Portuguese were the ones who made the most contracts, with 1,017 purchases, and the Brazilians who transferred or loaned the highest number of footballers with 1,217 athletes.
The 10 most expensive transfers in football
Between list of the ten most expensive male transfers this Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica to Chelsea) or Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich).
The ten largest transfers represent more than 10% of the total transfer value in 2023. English clubs stood out with 2.96 billion dollars invested in the purchase and sale of players.
The report of the FIFA highlights that, for the first time in history, more than a thousand clubs invested money in international signings. Likewise, the number of teams that received money from a transfer reached its record with a total of 1,241 entities.
Rise of women’s football
The report highlights the rise of Women’s Football with a 20% increase in the number of signings compared to 2022, registering US$6.1 billion with an 84.2% increase in value compared to the previous year.
1,888 international transfers of professional players were carried out and the number of clubs that carried out such operations went from 507 to a total of 623 teams in 2023. The top five players with the highest transfer rate are made up of Jill Roord, Kyra Cooney-Cross, Lindsey Horan, Geyse Da Silva Ferreira and Scarlett Camberos.
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