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SBD Global/April 17, 2013/International Football
Football Agents Took Home $163M In Fees From Clubs, FIFA Research Discovers
Published April 17, 2013
BRAZILIAN TALENT IN DEMAND: REUTERS' Keith Weir reported "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 int'l transfer market last year. TMS General Manager Marc Goddard said that "it was too early to say whether the global economic crisis or pressure on clubs to curb losses was dampening the market." Oscar, who joined Chelsea from Internacional last July, "was one of almost 1,500 players with Brazilian nationality" involved in int'l transfers in '12 (REUTERS, 4/16).