International Centre for
Sports Studies

Avenue DuPeyrou 1
2000 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel +41 32 718 39 00
Fax +41 32 718 39 01

The CIES, in cooperation with partner universities and institutions around the world, publishes research focused mainly in the areas of law, sociology, geography, history and economics of sport.

The CIES publications can be ordered online on this web site.

To order the Staempfli and Peter Lang publications, follow the links to the publishers' web sites.

Access to the Online Bookshop.

Our last publications

Mon. 20 January 2014

Brand new Demographic Study highlights the decrease of club-trained players in European clubs

The CIES Football Observatory is happy to disclose the 6th edition of its annual Demographic Study on 31 top division leagues of UEFA member associations, 472 clubs and 11,653 players. The 96-page publication is divided in five...[more]

Thu. 13 June 2013

The CIES Football Observatory launches the 2013 Annual Review

The CIES Football Observatory is pleased to announce the launch the eighth edition of the Annual Review. This reference publication presents a comparative analysis of clubs and players in the big-5 European leagues at...[more]

Mon. 21 January 2013

Brand new Demographic Study available

The CIES Football Observatory have today published its annual Demographic Study. Exclusive data contained in the 2013 edition reveals that expatriate presence has reached a new record high in Europe. As Dr Raffaele Poli, head of...[more]

Thu. 13 December 2012

Publication of the first Swiss Football Study

The result of a joint venture between the Swiss Football League (SFL) and the Football Observatory of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), the first Swiss Football Study was presented at a press conference held on...[more]

Wed. 15 August 2012

NEW publication in French: CIES focuses on the links between football and integration

Neuchâtel, August 27th 2012A book based on the relationship between social integration and amateur football is out today in the collection “Savoirs sportifs” managed by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) and...[more]

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