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Tue. 10 September 2013

CIES Football Observatory big-5 league predictions

For the fourth time, the CIES Football Observatory presents its predictions for the big-5 European leagues. According to our research conclusions the teams with the greatest chance of success this year are Manchester United in...[more]

Wed. 04 September 2013

Press review "Mercato 2013"

The analysis of the CIES Football Observatory on the Big-5 league transfer expenditure has shown that over two billion euro were spent for the permanent transfer of first team squad members during the last transfer...[more]

Tue. 03 September 2013

New record in big-5 league transfer expenditure

According to the CIES Football Observatory analysis, big-5 league clubs spent over two billion euro for the permanent transfer of first team squad members during the last transfer window. This is the highest figure since 2008 and...[more]

Tue. 27 August 2013

New Big-5 weekly post on transfer fees

The new edition of the Big-5 Weekly Post is now available here (issue 44). The Post includes the 20 latest paying transfers concerning players who were employed by big-5 league teams during the second semester of the...[more]

Thu. 22 August 2013


Mariola Zarco, alumnus of the FIFA Master and coordinator of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Spain, has recently been hired by the Local Organising Committee Rio 2016. She will start her new professional activities within a few...[more]