Transfer D-Day - as it happened
So Carlos Tevez remained at Manchester City, and Orlando Pirates managed to outshine Kaizer Chiefs once again on the transfer front in 2011-12.
So Transfer Deadline Day has come and gone, and the teams will have to make do with what they've got now as the long stretch begins towards the end of the season.
We've got it all for you - as it happened - below, so you can re-live the excitement of the whole day.
Who would have thought SA's Steven Pienaar would be heading back to Everton? And how about new QPR boss Mark Hughes managing to land Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora?
It's all set out below - so enjoy...