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Mon. 11 November 2013

Updates added to CIES Football Observatory online database

The online database on the CIES Football Observatory website has been updated. The new database now includes data on the previous five completed seasons of the big-5 European leagues (from 2008/09 to 2012/13).

All interested users can now actively consult and access the trends observed in each of the big-5 leagues in relation to the following indicators:

  • Average age
  • Average height
  • % of club-trained players
  • % of full internationals
  • % of expatriates
  • Average stay

(More detailed descriptions for each indicator are available on the Football Observatory website).

For more information please contact us at football.observatory(at)

On another level, we are pleased to inform our European audience that the Football Research in Enlarged Europe (FREE) project has launched an online survey about what football means to Europeans in their daily lives. You are kindly invited to participate at this link.