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Why Rangers released Marvin Andrews at the end of season 2005 - 2006?

Marvin Andrews, the Trinidad and Tobago football(soccer) player famous for having a "miracle" and "healing" his left knee ligament with "the force of God", was elected player of the year by Rangers in ...
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First ever transfer in football

What was the first ever recorded in transfer in football, by transfer I mean the first time a club bought another player's contract from a club?
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Whats the motivation behind “co-ownership” deals in Serie A?

To my knowledge Italy is the only country that permits transactions where a club can purchase "half" of a player's contract from another club. I find this very peculiar and unpractical. First off, how ...
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In European Football, what exactly is a release clause?

Often times during the transfer window, the term "release clause" is thrown around. What does this mean? For example, say a player has a 40 million euro release clause, and a team bids 40,000,001 for ...
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Is there a particular reason why brittish players rarely make it out to other major leagues in Europe? [closed]

Football is more global than ever and clubs are constantly out on the hunt for talent all over the world. Biggest clubs not only have the money to buy best players regardless of origin, many clubs ...
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Football Player auctions [closed]

I was wondering the scenario where a player is playing for a club and is to be transferred (free/purchase) to another club. What is the procedure? For e.g., It is the player's wish to go to X Club ...