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Mon. 29 February 2016

Most experienced players per age: Dele Alli at the top

Issue number 139 of the CIES Football Observatory Big-5 Weekly Post presents the players with the most domestic league appearances since the start of their career at adult level per year of birth. Tottenham’s rising star Dele...[more]

Mon. 29 February 2016

CIES congratulates Gianni Infantino

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) warmly congratulates our former General Secretary, Gianni Infantino, on his election as FIFA President. Prior to joining UEFA, Mr Infantino worked at CIES as legal counsel and...[more]

Wed. 24 February 2016

"FIFA Master" 16th edition - Chapter 2: The Journey continues

The referee indicates to us there is only stoppage time left of the first half - we have clearly enjoyed every second of it, but much more is still to be done. 5 months of the 16th Edition of the FIFA Master has already gone by,...[more]

Tue. 23 February 2016

(In French only) Ballon rond et héros modernes : Quand la littérature s’intéresse à la masculinité des terrains de football

(In French only) Si le sport a d’abord été considéré comme un « divertissement pour analphabètes », la littérature sportive émerge dès la fin du XIXe siècle et les collections qui lui sont dédiées se multiplient. En 1928, la...[more]

Mon. 22 February 2016

Most fielded U21 players in the big-5 leagues

Issue number 138 of the CIES Football Observatory Big-5 Weekly Post presents the 10 most fielded U21 players per position. French Ligue 1 footballers are the most represented, while English Premier League players are the least...[more]