10,454 international transfers in 2013: worth USD 3.36 billion, up 29% year on year
From 1 January 2013 to 2 September 2013, 10,454 transfers were processed by FIFA TMS. This is in line with 2012 (10,513 transfers, -0.6%). 5018 clubs from 164 countries across the globe were involved in player transfers over this period.
The total amount of declared transfer fees in 2013 was USD 3.367 billion, a 29% increase on 2012 (USD 2.619 billion). Year on year, declared commission paid to club intermediaries was up 20% to USD 169 million (in 2012 the figure was USD 141 million).
Over a two year period, commission paid to club intermediaries has risen 80%.
While the most active transfer streams saw players move from Portugal to Brazil (132 transfers) and Argentina to Chile (98), the streams with the highest total transfer compensation were from Spain to England (USD 227 million, 38 players), and from Italy to England (USD 148 million, 25 players).