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Questions about transfers, or the action taken when a player under contract moves from one club to another.

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Waivers and loans in NHL

I have three related questions that concern NHL trading jargon. Waiver Wikipedia reports "Once an NHL player has played in a certain number of games or a set number of seasons has passed since the ...
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How many players a club can sell during a single transfer period?

I wanted to know how many players a club can sell during the transfer period? Are there any rules that FIFA (or UEFA) have issued regarding this matter?
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Which club started the tradition of ball juggling during the presentation of newly signed player?

When clubs sign new players they usually organise a presentation for them, where players juggle the ball. I'm wondering which club/player started this tradition. E.g, here is the video of Real Madrid'...
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Foreign player rule in La Liga

Recently, when FC Barcelona signed Arthur from Brazil, reports regarding another new signing Yerry Mina being sent on loan due to some foreign player restrictions surfaced. What is this rule and do ...
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Why did Neymar join PSG, given how good his previous club is?

Neymar is considered a very good player and he was playing at one of the best clubs, with some of the best players, in the world. Why would he now choose to play for PSG?
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If Liverpool FC win the Champions League does that mean Coutinho wins it as well or if FC Barcelona win Champions league will Coutinho win it as well?

I mean anything is possible in football and I was reading an article about how Coutinho can help FCB in terms of attacking football etc. When I saw With Coutinho ineligible to play in Europe for ...
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Was Neymars transfer completely void even after committing to play until 2021?

Is $262 million transfer completely void ? Neymar had last year extended his contract until 2021 so is it really possible to break the contract. If 'Yes' then why is there a contract in the first ...
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European Football release clause amount

Neymar’s release clause at Barcelona has been increased to €222 million (£192.5m). The cost of buying the Brazilian out of his contract has been automatically raised as part of his current deal at ...
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What happens when a baseball player is “DFA'ed” and then signs with another team?

I'm asking specifically about Pablo Sandoval, who signed a five year contract with Boston Red Sox, and is now owed $18 million each for 2018 and 2019, plus the balance of his 2017 salary. He was ...
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Is there a limit on a team's spending in one transfer window?

Is there any limit that a (football) team can spend in one transfer window? For example, could a team buy Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata in a single transfer window?
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NHL Trades: Can one find the exact language of every trade?

The question says it all, but to be more specific, I've scoured the internet for the specifics of the conditional pick traded from the Wild to the Coyotes in the Hanzal-White trade. Neither team's ...
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Can European player sign for NBD-League team during the season?

Can European player sign for NBDL team during the season?
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Why so many differences from player to coaches costs transfer?

Why there is a lot of difference in cost transfert from football players to a coaches? I think in Europe almost all coaches have an agent, so I do not understand why there is so much difference in ...
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Release Clause in European Football during the Winter Transfer Window

Are there any UEFA/FIFA regulations regarding the payment of release clause in the January transfer window in European football? Are the clubs allowed to pay the release clause in the January transfer ...
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Legislation on professional underage athletes

Given that Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid have just been punished for irregular signings of underage players (just as Barcelona was not so long ago), I was wondering what kind of restrictions ...
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What options does a player have if the club carries out the threat of 'Rot in reserves'?

If a player is under contract, and is obviously the first choice player for the team, but is forced to play in reserves due to conflict with the management, what options does he have to get out of the ...
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What are the rules for a non-seasonal transfer?

Do current FIFA transfer rules allow for transfer out of the window period in any circumstances (excluding free transfers or loan recalls)? The recent example was Mascherano's transfer from West Ham ...
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Is there a rule in football that caps the amount of transfer money paid by a team for a player?

I am just baffled by the way that players like De Bruyne, Sterling etc are costing huge amounts of money for the clubs. I personally don't feel that these players are worth this much. Also Juventus ...
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Can a football team buy and sell a player in the same transfer window?

For example, the current transfer window for most leagues in Europe ends tomorrow. Manchester United bought Depay from PSV this window. Could they sell him tomorrow if they wanted? Or do they need to ...
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Coming back from retirement

Can a football player retire if he is not getting a transfer away from his current club and then come back from retirement to join a new club? Can such methods will earn him a move or will he has to ...
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What is the procedure to play (amateur) football for a foreign club?

Currently, I am a football player for a Dutch amateur club. This summer, I might move abroad and for sure I want to keep playing football. What is the formal procedure to be eligible for, say an ...
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Who owns a player that is on loan?

Does a club still own a player when they loan him to different club? For example, I know Chelsea loaned Fernando Torres to AC Milan, where he was disastrous and now is loaned to Athletico Madrid. So ...
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After signing a player, how soon can he play for his new team?

In football, how soon after signing a player may he play for his new squad? Liverpool are in the middle of signing Mario Balotelli from Milan in the Italian Serie A. It is reported, that if the deal ...
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How does the Financial Fair Play rule work?

When it comes to the transfer window, what is the Financial fair play rule? How does it impact the spending limit for the clubs?
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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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How can signings have undisclosed fees?

While reading about Gael Clichy during the Arsenal vs. Manchester City game, I noticed that he was signed from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee. As far as I understand Arsenal is a public limited ...
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Sanctions regarding Neymar transfer from Santos to Barcelona

I was just reading a breakdown of the Neymar transfer and it all seems very suspect and complicated especially considering how Rossell has now resigned. Does anyone know what sanctions can now be ...
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Factors behind a player's transfer amount

The Transfer Window is ending for the English Premier League on the 31st of January and on the 2nd of February for the Spanish, Italian, German and French leagues. There is frantic activity by some ...