Transfer http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31087/all en Huge transfer fees no use to small football clubs: EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/huge-transfer-fees-no-use-small-football-clubs-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Little of the cash from huge football transfer fees finds its way to smaller clubs, which are ending up with fewer opportunities to make it into the major leagues, the European Commission said Thursday.</p> <p>Picking up on unease at the dominance of superclubs such as Manchester United and Barcelona, a Commission study showed a growing imbalance compared to local clubs that is ultimately harmful to the sport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/huge-transfer-fees-no-use-small-football-clubs-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Androulla Vassiliou Business European Union Football in England Technology Transfer AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:15:28 +0000 5749027 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Transfer systems needs changing to close wealth gap, says EC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-transfer-systems-needs-changing-close-wealth-gap-says-ec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Football's transfer system needs to be reformed to allow a fairer distribution of wealth in the game, the European Commission said in a report on Thursday.</p> <p>The report said that "very little" of the roughly three billion euros ($4.02 billion) spent by European clubs annually on transfers found its way to the smaller clubs or grass roots level, the report said.</p> <p>"The current system continues to mostly benefit the wealthiest clubs, superstar players and their agents," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-transfer-systems-needs-changing-close-wealth-gap-says-ec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Technology Transfer Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:30:27 +0000 5749127 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge transfer fees no use to small football clubs: EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/huge-transfer-fees-no-use-small-football-clubs-eu-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Little of the cash from huge football transfer fees finds its way to smaller clubs, which are ending up with fewer opportunities to make it into the major leagues, the European Commission said Thursday.</p> <p>Picking up on unease at the dominance of superclubs such as Manchester United and Barcelona, a Commission study showed a growing imbalance compared to local clubs that is ultimately harmful to the sport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/huge-transfer-fees-no-use-small-football-clubs-eu-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Androulla Vassiliou Business Football in England Technology Transfer AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:45:55 +0000 5749151 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazilians lead way in international transfer market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/brazilians-lead-way-international-transfer-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil's reputation as a source of top football talent was underlined on Tuesday by a report showing that Brazilians were the most heavily traded players on the international transfer market last year.</p> <p>Clubs spent a total of $2.53 billion (1.65 billion pounds) on recruiting players from other countries, down 10 percent on the previous year, according to a study by FIFA's Transfer Matching System (TMS).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/brazilians-lead-way-international-transfer-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business FIFA Premier League Transfer Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:30:45 +0000 5817254 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Inter sign Algerian forward Belfodil - club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/football-inter-sign-algerian-forward-belfodil-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inter Milan have sign Algerian forward Ishak Belfodil from Parma for an undisclosed fee, the 2010 Champions League winners said on their official website Friday.</p> <p>The 21-year-old has signed a five-year deal through to June 2018.</p> <p>The transfer fee is rumoured in the Italian press to be around 10 million euros ($13 million).</p> <p>"Inter are a great team, I'm really delighted and I hope to do well here," said the player who came through the ranks at French club Lyon.</p> <p>Last season he scored eight goals in 33 matches for Parma.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/football-inter-sign-algerian-forward-belfodil-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ishak Belfodil Technology Transfer AFP Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:33:23 +0000 5876619 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bale to cost Madrid 91 million euros - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130830/football-bale-cost-madrid-91-million-euros-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gareth Bale's prolonged transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid is set to be finalised after the two clubs agreed a 91 million euro ($121 million, £78 million) fee for the player, Madrid sports daily AS reported on Friday.</p> <p>Citing sources from Real Madrid, the paper said that the Spanish giants will pay 84 million euros of the fee up front with a further seven million to be paid in variables depending on the Welshman's success with the club.</p> <p>No one at Real Madrid was immediately available for comment when contacted by AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130830/football-bale-cost-madrid-91-million-euros-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Sports Transfer AFP Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:46:59 +0000 5921615 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: International transfers hit $3.7 billion in 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/football-international-transfers-hit-37-billion-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The value of the international player transfer market jumped by 41 percent to $3.7 billion (2.7bn euros) last year, driven by a four-percent rise in the volume of sales, FIFA said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Global football's governing body said that its Transfer Matching System handled a total of 12,309 cross-border deals involving male professional players, underlining the rosiness of the market.</p> <p>The data was gathered in FIFA's Global Transfer Market report, which is now into its third edition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/football-international-transfers-hit-37-billion-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Sports Transfer AFP Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:19:56 +0000 6056102 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Brazil prosecutors probe Neymar transfer details http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/football-brazil-prosecutors-probe-neymar-transfer-details <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil's state prosecution service said Wednesday it has called on tax authorities to probe the controversial transfer of star striker Neymar to Barcelona.</p> <p>The details surrounding the deal have already led to the resignation of former Barca chairman Sandro Rosell and sparked a judicial wrangle in Spain.</p> <p>The transfer cost an initial reported 57.1 million euros ($78million), plus a 2-million-euro bonus if the 21-year-old star makes the finals of the FIFA World Player of Year award.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/football-brazil-prosecutors-probe-neymar-transfer-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neymar Neymar Transfer AFP Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:05:28 +0000 6056639 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA orders transfer ban on Barcelona http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140402/football-fifa-orders-transfer-ban-barcelona <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA on Wednesday imposed a one-year transfer ban on Spanish giants Barcelona for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing of 10 under-age players.</p> <p>"The Disciplinary Committee regarded the infringements as serious and decided to sanction the club with a transfer ban at both national and international level for two complete and consecutive transfer periods," a FIFA statement announced.</p> <p>nr/tw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> FIFA Transfer AFP Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:25:23 +0000 6111583 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140402/football-barcelona-appeal-fifa-transfer-ban-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barcelona are to appeal a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA on Wednesday the club revealed.</p> <p>Football's governing body found that the Spanish giants had committed a "serious" breach of rules in the signing of 10 under-age players between 2009 and 2013.</p> <p>"FC Barcelona will present an appeal to FIFA and if need be will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport," the club said in a statement released on their website.</p> <p>kca/pi</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football FIFA Sports Technology Transfer AFP Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:16:19 +0000 6111956 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Barca transfer plans continue intact, insists president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/football-barca-transfer-plans-continue-intact-insists-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has described the one-year transfer ban on signing players handed down on the club as a "grave injustice" and insisted they intend to make moves in the transfer market this summer.</p> <p>Football's governing body imposed the sanction on Wednesday citing a "serious" breach of rules in the signing of 10 under-age players between 2009 and 2013.</p> <p>"We are angry. We are the victims of a grave injustice. They are punishing the essence of our club, a model that has lasted 35 years," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/football-barca-transfer-plans-continue-intact-insists-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transfer AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:09:09 +0000 6112934 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/football-fifa-suspends-barcelona-transfer-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona transfering players while the club makes an appeal against the sanction.</p> <p>Football's world body, which this month banned Barcelona from buying or selling players for 14 months for breaching rules on the registration of minors, announced the suspension in a statement.</p> <p>bur-tw/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Transfer AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:38:27 +0000 6128257 at http://www.globalpost.com