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Thu. 26 October 2023

World ranking of training clubs

The 436th Weekly Post of the CIES Football Observatory presents the rankings of the teams that have trained* the most players active in 48 of the world’s major leagues (list in the Post). Ajax (86 players trained) is ahead...[more]

Wed. 25 October 2023

Sir Bobby Charlton (1937 – 2023): FIFA Master 6th Edition Course Patron

The CIES and FIFA Master course partner universities were deeply saddened at the news Manchester United Football Club Legend and England World Cup Winner, Sir Bobby Charlton, has passed away at the age of 86. In a glittering...[more]

Mon. 23 October 2023


Ginelle Polini-Timineri Current Position: Global Brand Partnerships Director at Minute Media Year of graduation: 2016 (16th edition) Nationalities: Canadian / Italian What does your current role involve? I am based in the...[more]

Mon. 23 October 2023

‘Call-for-the-ball’ runs: worldwide analysis

The 88th Monthly Report of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the brand new SkillCorner data on players’ run types during possession to classify the teams from 27 leagues worldwide according to the tendency of calling for the...[more]

Sun. 22 October 2023

Best distributors: top 100 worldwide

The 435th CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post analyses the Wyscout data on passes to draw up a global ranking of the world’s top 100 midfield distributors* among those who played at least 450 domestic league minutes during the...[more]

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