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Mon. 15 November 2021

Sprinting distance: worldwide analysis

Issue number 356 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post analyses the data produced by our partners SkillCorner to unveil the average sprinting (>7.0 m/s or 25.2 km/h) distance per team in 27 leagues worldwide. The values...[more]

Wed. 10 November 2021

Record high for expatriate players in European football

After the drop in 2020 within the context of the pandemic, the part of players imported from abroad in the squads of teams from 31 European top divisions has started to rise again. This is one of the main findings from the annual...[more]

Mon. 08 November 2021


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Mon. 08 November 2021

Most sustainable squads: Manchester City and Real Sociedad at the top

Issue number 355 of the Weekly Post ranks big-5 league clubs according to the CIES Football Observatory’s Sustainable Squad Management (SSM) Index. The latter highlights teams built to last by combining players’ age (the younger,...[more]

Thu. 04 November 2021

Understanding the past, present and future value of sport in Leicester!

The 22nd edition FIFA Master class arrived in Leicester in September with a huge amount of excitement and anticipation at starting the world’s most diverse and best sports education programme.  With the majority of the...[more]

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