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Mon. 31 January 2022

Next big-5 league stars

Issue number 366 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the 100 players born in 2002 or after active in 31 European leagues outside of the big-5 with the highest InStat Index. The latter takes into consideration...[more]

Wed. 26 January 2022

Next 90 programme kicks off with 35 ex-internationals

The 35 participants in The Next 90 educational programme gathered on Tuesday for the first online session in a course that will run for the next ten months. The programme began with a welcome speech from FIFA President Gianni...[more]

Mon. 24 January 2022

First ever world demographic study released

For the first time, the CIES Football Observatory research team has compiled a study comparing from a demographic perspective the five major European leagues with ten additional competitions located in three other continents:...[more]

Mon. 24 January 2022

Sixteen Projects Selected for the FIFA/CIES International University Network Award 2022

Picture: The winners of the FIFA/CIES International University Network Award 2019 and the FIFA Master 19th edition at FIFA HQ in Zurich. A new record was achieved for the FIFA/CIES International University Network...[more]

Thu. 20 January 2022


Safia Abdeldayem Current Position: Head of Women’s Football Development, CAF Year of graduation: 2014 (14th edition) Nationality: Egyptian/Syrian What does your current role involve? I have been at CAF since...[more]

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