Tottenham Hotspur ranked 10th for spending on transfer fees in Europe in a recent report from FIFA.
FIFA has just published a report that showed the prices involved in all international transfers in men’s football between 2011-2020. This report is the most comprehensive review of transfers that has ever been produced.
There were a number of interesting statistics to come out of the report. The top nation of players that were transferred in this period were from Brazil. Over 15,000 Brazilians have been transferred over this period of time. The next most transferred nation was Argentina.
British players were the most transferred players in Europe with 5,523 British players moving clubs in this time period.
Brazilian players also topped the list in terms of transfer fees as well. $7.1bn was spent on Brazilian players while French player transfer fees came in second with $4.5bn spent.
Tottenham contributed to this with the purchases of: Tanguy Ndombele, Benjamin Stambouli, Hugo Lloris, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Moussa Sissoko and Etienne Capoue. Ndombele was one of the top 70 transfers in world football over this period as well.
Tottenham ranked 10th in the list of clubs total spending in this report and 5th amongst English club’s spending in this period. Tottenham were two places lower than North London rivals Arsenal, with Italian giants Juventus separating the two.
Current Premier League champions Manchester City topped the list, with current Champions League holders Chelsea in second place. Portuguese side Benfica made the biggest number of transfers over this decade with 167 transfers.
The top ten were as follows:
- Man City
- Real Madrid
- Atletico Madrid
- Man United
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It is interesting to note that this report will not take into account the last 12 months and we could see some of the places change hands if it gets updated.
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