Player transfers hit a new $5.4 billion record

Cristiano Ronaldo's was the most notable transfer this summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo's was the most notable transfer this summer.

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Overall, 182 of the 211 federations affiliated with FIFA reported transfers during the latest transfer season.

The latest player transfer season, from June to early September, involved a record sum of $5.44 billion (about R$22.2 billion), covering 8,401 new deals, FIFA reported yesterday.

FIFA has also confirmed a new record for transfers involving the top five leagues: Germany, England, Spain, France and Italy. This represents a 6.6% increase, from $3.9 billion last year to $4.2 billion during the 2018 transfer season (June 1st to September 1st). In 2016, player transfers in these five markets involved $2.7 billion.

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