International Centre for
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Thu. 02 September 2021

Italian graduate talks about the FIFA/CIES Programme in India

Lorenzo D'Ilario, an Italian football referee and law graduate from University Roma Tre, successfully completed the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management in 2021. Here he gives hisimpressions of the course organised by...[more]

Thu. 02 September 2021

Transfer market: end of negative trend

The 67th edition of the CIES Football Observatory Monthly Report analyses from an economic perspective transfer operations carried out by big-5 league clubs during the last decade. It notably shows that the declining trend in...[more]

Mon. 30 August 2021


Applications for the 2022 FIFA Research Scholarship are now open for young researchers from any part of the world with academic research topics related to football on the following fields: Humanities and social sciences, law,...[more]

Mon. 30 August 2021

Relative age effect: a global constant

Age categories in youth football are generally defined from January 1st onwards. Issue number 345 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post analyses the month of birth of 43,938 players fielded in 2021 in 119 leagues...[more]

Tue. 24 August 2021

Top 100 football teenagers’ list: Pedri stands out

Issue number 344 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post lists the 100 footballers worldwide who did not yet celebrate their 20th birthday and gained the most experience in official senior matches over the course of the year...[more]

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