International Centre for
Sports Studies

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Wed. 08 April 2015

Player development: the big-5 leagues in a dependant situation

Big-5 league footballers only played 40.4% of matches in the five major championships up until 23 years of age. This finding shows the crucial role of leagues outside the big-5 in the sporting development of players employed by...[more]

Mon. 30 March 2015

Players of the moment: Messi top, Ronaldo down

Issue number 105 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the rankings of the best performing players since January 1st. The analysis includes only footballers who played for at least two thirds of...[more]

Wed. 25 March 2015

Final Project for the FIFA/CIES Programme: A dream come true!

Magdalena Molina Romero has achieved her goal: To put into practice the conclusions of the final project she presented in the framework of the 5th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme organised in cooperation with Universidad de...[more]

Tue. 24 March 2015

Big-5 Weekly Post on full internationals

The Football Observatory of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is pleased to disclose the publication of issue number 104 of the Big-5 Weekly Post. Premier League clubs have fielded players with national A-team...[more]

Mon. 23 March 2015

12th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Argentina

Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), the first academic partner of CIES, has just started the enrolment process for the 12th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme which will begin on 11 May 2015 on the Puerto Madero campus in...[more]