Mexico spent $49 million US in foreign players

According to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Mexico was the second highest spender in foreign player trades last year and according to FIFA transfer matching system, the Mexican league spent more than any of the other wealthy leagues, including that of France and Italy.

One of the most expensive deals was Paraguay’s Roque Santa Cruz, who was transferred from Málaga to Cruz Azul for a salary of $2 million US per year.

FIFA said that Mexico spent a total of $49 million US compared to the $45.5 million US spent by Italy’s A Series and France’s $27.7 million US for their League 1.

England’s premier league topped the list spending a $124.5 million US on foreign players followed by the Spanish League with $79.4 million and Germany’s Bundesliga with $55 million US being spent.