FIFA Discloses That Brazil Tops World Soccer Player Sales Ranking in 2020

The largest transaction involving a Brazilian player in 2020 was the sale of midfielder Arthur from Barcelona to Juventus for US$85 million.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FIFA's report on players' buying and selling operations conducted in 2020 confirms Brazil as the main supplier of labor in the world soccer market despite the pandemic. Last year, there were 2,008 transactions involving Brazilian athletes.

The figure is more than double that of Argentina, the second country in the ranking, with 899 athletes negotiated.

According to the FIFA report, 17,077 transfers were recorded worldwide in 2020, a reduction of 5.4% compared to 2019 (18,047), due to Covid-19. It was the first drop in ten years, but the figures for . . .

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