International Centre for
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Mon. 28 February 2022

Most profitable youth academies worldwide

Issue number 370 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the top 50 of clubs worldwide having generated the most incomes since July 2015 from the transfer of players graduated from their youth academy and having...[more]

Thu. 24 February 2022

Statistical proximity between players: new method

The 72nd Monthly Report presents the method developed by the CIES Football Observatory to rank footballers according to their style of play. From the data gathered by InStat, the study notably calculates...[more]

Thu. 24 February 2022

Squad management policies worldwide

Issue number 369 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post ranks teams from 50 top divisions worldwide according to the number of players fielded in domestic league games during the last 365 days. For current big-5 league...[more]

Thu. 17 February 2022

Colombia: Launch of the 1st FIFA/CIES International Programme in Sports Management

At a ceremony held on 16 February in Bogotá, Universidad Sergio Arboleda (USA), the Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF) and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) officially announced the launch of the first edition...[more]

Mon. 14 February 2022

Game Openness Index: Dutch Eredivisie at the top

Issue number 368 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post crunched the InStat data on goal scoring chances and effective playing time for 36 European leagues since 2018/19 (or 2018) to determine the level of “game openness”....[more]

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