FIFA publishes Global Transfer Report 2021

FIFA has revealed the 2021 version of the International Switch Report, which charts the transfers of males’s and ladies’s gamers in each skilled and novice soccer. No fewer than 54,739 transfers throughout borders had been recorded in 2021: 19,372 involving professionals (women and men) plus one other 35,367 involving amateurs.


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Enhance in worldwide transfers in males’s skilled soccer, with an additional lower in switch charges paid

There have been 18,068 worldwide transfers in males’s skilled soccer, representing a rise of 5.1% in comparison with 2020 and signalling a return to the degrees of 2019 regardless of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

These 18,068 transfers concerned a brand new document excessive of 4,544 golf equipment from 185 completely different associations, in comparison with 4,162 golf equipment in 2020, with 15,617 gamers representing 179 completely different nationalities.

Switch charges decreased for the second consecutive 12 months in 2021 to USD 4.86 billion, a fall of 13.6% from 2020 and 33.8% from the all-time excessive of 2019.

Girls’s soccer nonetheless booming
Girls’s soccer continued to go from energy to energy in 2021, with the variety of golf equipment concerned in worldwide transfers rising from 347 in 2020 to 414 final 12 months, a 19.3% improve. This displays the spectacular strides being made as an increasing number of feminine gamers are turning skilled yearly. Some 1,304 worldwide transfers had been recorded in 2021, a rise of 26.2% in comparison with the earlier 12 months, which had additionally recorded a rise of 23.3%. In distinction to the boys’s sport, spending on switch charges in girls’s skilled soccer elevated by 72.8%, from USD 1.2m in 2020 to USD 2.1m in 2021.

Worldwide transfers of amateurs now recorded in TMS

Transfers within the huge world of novice soccer have been recorded in TMS since July 2020, which signifies that the info now covers a complete calendar 12 months for the primary time. The outcomes from 2021 are actually spectacular, with 17,571 golf equipment from 201 member associations concerned within the transfers of 35,367 novice gamers (women and men) of 202 completely different nationalities. Germany recorded the best numbers of each incoming (5,122) and outgoing (2,651) transfers.

For every of the above classes, the International Switch Report 2021 consists of evaluation on the gamers’ nationalities, ages, and motion between confederations and associations. For skilled gamers and along with the record of prime transfers, the report additionally supplies additional evaluation in respect of employment contracts whereas additionally presenting the highest performers at confederation, affiliation and membership ranges. The report additionally includes a full record of the variety of transfers in every member affiliation for every of the respective classes.


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