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Mon. 06 December 2021

Most expensive U23 big-5 league players: top 10s per position

Issue number 359 of the Weekly Post presents the ten U23 big-5 league players per position with the greatest estimated transfer value as per the exclusive CIES Football Observatory econometric model. Three U23 forwards could...[more]

Mon. 06 December 2021

End of a successful second edition of CIES Intrapreneurship for the Sports Industry programme

It’s time to celebrate!  It is with great pride that CIES announces the end of the second edition of the Intrapreneurship for the Sports Industry programme. 20 participants from 4 continents took part to an enriching...[more]

Wed. 01 December 2021


Amir Khosravi Current Position: Deputy General Secretary, Iran Football Federation Year of graduation: 2018 (18th edition) Nationality: Iranian What does your current role involve? I have been working at the Iran Football...[more]

Mon. 29 November 2021

Celtic FC are ball circulation champions

Issue number 358 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post analyses the InStat data on the number of passes attempted per match and their average length for teams from 40 leagues worldwide. The multiplication of these two...[more]

Thu. 25 November 2021

In Conversation with Ricardo Trade

Here we speak to Ricardo Trade, who was recently appointed as the Deputy CEO ofOperations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™ and who has served as the CIES Coordinatorin Brazil since 2013. He shares with us his enthusiasm for...[more]

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