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News

Wed. 31 January 2024

Use of underage players in the big-5 (2009-2023)

The 449th CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the 402 footballers who played in the big-5 before turning 18 during the 15-year period from January 2009 to December 2023. Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is the...[more]

Fri. 26 January 2024

The 2024 FIFA/CIES International University Network Award goes to...

At a meeting held on 23 January 2024 at the CIES headquarters in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, an international jury reached a decision on the awarding of the 2024 FIFA/CIES International University Network Award for the best Final...[more]

Wed. 24 January 2024

Player trading: from LOSC Lille to Barcelona

The 448th CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the 50 clubs in the world with the most positive and negative transfer balances for non-academy players signed and transferred between 2014 and 2023. The figures range from...[more]

Wed. 17 January 2024

Aerial play: van Dijk tops the world rankings

The 447th CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the 100 centre backs in the world with the best aerial play statistics* according to an index computed from the number of aerial duels won, in relation to the playing time...[more]

Mon. 15 January 2024

Eighteen Projects Selected for the FIFA/CIES International University Network Award

By the time of the application deadline, CIES had received eighteen projects which will now all compete in the fourteenth edition of the FIFA/CIES International University Award. An international jury will announce the winning...[more]

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