Network analysis of the worldwide footballer transfer market

  title={Network analysis of the worldwide footballer transfer market},
  author={Ming-Xia Li and Wei‐Xing Zhou and Harry Eugene Stanley},
  journal={Europhysics Letters},
The transfer of football players is an important part in football games. Most studies on the transfer of football players focus on the transfer system and transfer fees but not on the transfer behavior itself. Based on the 470792 transfer records from 1990 to 2016 among 23765 football clubs in 206 countries and regions, we construct a directed footballer transfer network (FTN), where the nodes are the football clubs and the links correspond to the footballer transfers. A systemic analysis is… 
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