RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has gained US$2 billion (R$10.4 billion) from player transfers over the past decade. São Paulo is the club with the highest increase in this period, followed by Santos and Flamengo. This is according to a FIFA report on the last ten years regarding the transfer of athletes.
The document shows the picture of a country that exports far more players than it imports or otherwise invests in. The exceptions are clubs like Flamengo and Atlético-MG, which top the list of spending on reinforcements this decade. Ultimately, however, even Flamengo . . .