The international football transfer market is a multi-billion-dollar industry with around 12,000 cross-border transfers of professional male players taking place each year, so why does it occasionally go so spectacularly wrong?
In 2018 $350m should have been paid in "Solidarity Payments" to clubs that develop young talent, but only $68m got through. Rafael Martins investigates what steps FIFA are taking to make sure the clubs that train young talent get their fair share of their future value.
Gone today, here tomorrow? Greek football clubs are under financial pressure and Antonis Vogaitzakis looks at the measures that they resort to, and how they align with FIFA's regulatory framework.
Could you ever have imagined life without football? A time where football competitions were cancelled or postponed all over the world? A time when, in most parts of the world, a football match could not be scheduled due to social distancing? Well, that’s the situation we find ourselves in! National competitions are cancelled or postponed … Continue reading Football during Covid-19: No play no pay?
On 13 February 2020 (in Circular no. 1709) FIFA announced its new edition of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP) that entered into force on 1 March 2020. This new version includes important news that will affect future 'transfer windows' of football players. The most important change is the introduction of … Continue reading Bridge Transfers