The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced today that the clubs concluded 4,387 player transfers during the last winter transfer period, which lasted from January 1 to January 31. And FIFA stated in a report that the number of international transfers that took place last month reached record numbers, as it recorded 4,387 international transfers in the men’s football category, which represents a new record since the launch of the transfer matching system in 2010.
He added, “As for club spending on transfer fees in the same month, it also witnessed a new record of $1.570 million, an increase of $230 million over the previous record set in January 2018.”
He explained: “England clubs topped the list of transfers in the men’s football category by 14.4% compared to the same period in 2022, with a total of 3834 transfer deals, while the total value of transfer fees increased by 49.9% compared to the fees that were paid in January 2022 (one billion and 50 million). American dollar)”.
The statement indicated: “English clubs ranked first in the list of the teams that spend the most on international transfers during the month of January 2023, as they paid a total of 898 million and 600 thousand US dollars (which constitutes 57.3% of the total spending on international transfers in January 2023). Thus, it is far ahead of the French clubs, which ranked second, with a total of 131 million and 900 thousand US dollars.
It is noteworthy that the Argentine Enzo Fernandez transfer from Benfica, Portugal, to Chelsea, England, is considered the highest ever, with a value of 130 million euros.
He added: “Women’s football witnessed setting new records in the number of winter transfers, which amounted to 341 transfers, an increase of 30.2% compared to January 2022, as well as in the total value of transfer fees in the same category, where a total of 774 thousand and 300 US dollars were spent in recent international transfer period. Colombia topped the list of countries receiving players in international transfers, with a total of 35 transfers, and the United States of America and Sweden shared first place on the list of exporting countries, with 26 players each.
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