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Total Transfer Expenditure by English Football Clubs – 1992-2004

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Football Transfer fees rose by over 400 per cent in the 12 year period covered by this table. The substantial fall recorded in 2003 was reversed in 2004 with gross spending of over £400m - largely driven by Chelsea FC.

In 2004, the amount of transfer fees leaving the English game to overseas football clubs and agents was a record at £263m.

Stats Table: 
YearTotal Transfer Spending (£ million)% Spend with English Clubs% Spend with Foreign clubs
199286
1993106
1994130
1995228
1996200
1997305
1998315
199934852%48%
200034046%54%
200142048%52%
200240542%58%
2003364
200440235%65%