International Centre for
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Tue. 08 November 2016

Annual census: record low for club-trained, record high for expatriates

The annual census carried out since 2009 by the CIES Football Observatory on the profile of players active in 31 top division leagues of UEFA member associations confirms the decrease in the presence of club-trained players, the...[more]

Mon. 31 October 2016

FIFA and CIES publish comprehensive study on youth football competitions

( Following the Reflection Sessions on Global Football Development held last year by FIFA and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), the organisations have published their first joint study on youth...[more]

Mon. 31 October 2016

Training clubs: Real Madrid and Ajax head the rankings, Barcelona downgrades

Issue number 163 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the annual list of the most productive training clubs. At the head of the rankings for big-5 league players is Real Madrid, while Dutch side Ajax tops the...[more]

Mon. 31 October 2016

Premier League Champions Visit for 17th Edition Class

The current 17th edition class of the International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport - the “FIFA Master” had the chance to see the Premier League Trophy this week during a special field visit to the reigning Premier...[more]

Mon. 24 October 2016

Age at recruitment: Real Madrid tops the table

Real Madrid squad members were on average recruited at the age of 22.5 years. This is the lowest figure at big-5 league level. Issue number 162 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the data for the 98 clubs from...[more]

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