Reevaldo: FIFA TMS

Reevaldo: FIFA TMS

On 31 August 2015, according to the press, Real Madrid infamously missed out on signing David de Gea from Manchester United due to a ‘dodgy fax machine’.

However, in reality, the days of using fax machines to “get the transfer paperwork in” have been over for quite some time. It is all done through FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (FIFA TMS). In fact, clubs have been required to use FIFA TMS to process international transfers since 2010. FIFA TMS is seldom discussed, despite being a crucial part of every single international transfer.

So what exactly is FIFA TMS?

Read this Reevaldo post to learn more. 

Authors: Carol Couse and Jake Cohen

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