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Study indicates that from 2009 to 2019 133,225 international transfers and players loans were made; Purchase of Neymar for 262.45 million Doláres is still the largest transaction in history.
The expenditure with international football players rates in the last decade jumped from $ 2.66 billion in 2012 to a peak of 7.35 billion dollars in 2019, and athletes' agents received 3.5 billion of dollars in commissions, showed a study of FIFA.
The study of the entity that commands world football said that the average transfer rates of players migrating to clubs from different countries continuously increased between 2012 and 2019 and that the pandemic of Cuvid-19 pressed the finances and caused a fall in 2020, when $ 5.63 billion were spent.
In total, 48.5 billion dollars have been spent on international transfers in the last decade, and the 30 more clubs most spent are all of Europe.
The largest amount paid by a player was the 262.45 million doláres paid by the Paris St-Germain to buy Neymar from Barcelona in 2017.