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Mon. 29 March 2021

Best players of the first trimester 2021

The CIES Football Observatory has developed a unique methodology to compare the performance of players irrespective of their position. Issue number 331 of the Weekly Post highlights the outfield footballers with the highest score...[more]

Mon. 22 March 2021

Top assets from a transfer value standpoint

The CIES Football Observatory has developed a powerful algorithm to assess the transfer value of professional football players on a scientific basis. Issue number 330 of the Weekly Post presents the top valued footballer for each...[more]

Thu. 18 March 2021

15 Projects Competing for the 11th Edition of the FIFA/CIES International University Network Prize

Picture: Prof. Pierre Lanfranchi and the 2018 winning group of the FIFA/CIES International University Network Prize For the 11th edition of the FIFA/CIES International University Network Prize, CIES has received 15 projects...[more]

Thu. 18 March 2021

Manchester United has most sustainable squad in the big-5

Major teams are built up over a period of years. The 63rd CIES Football Observatory Monthly Report presents an innovative approach to comparatively assess the sustainability of squads based on three elements: players’ age, the...[more]

Tue. 16 March 2021

Most successful COVID-19 players worldwide

Issue number 329 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post highlights footballers having won the highest percentage of domestic league matches in which they participated as starting 11 players since the 15th March 2020. The...[more]

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