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Tue. 19 February 2019

Most experienced young players: the CIES Football Observatory rankings

Issue number 251 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post highlights the 20 most experienced young players from 22 European competitions per year of birth. The rankings were elaborated using an exclusive methodology weighting...[more]

Thu. 14 February 2019

Exclusive training club analysis

The CIES Football Observatory celebrates the 250th edition of its Weekly Post with an exclusive analysis on the contribution of clubs in training the players fielded in big-5 league matches during the last five years. Training...[more]

Tue. 12 February 2019

Poland: Tomasz Flakowski joins the Olimpia Elblag Football Club

Great news from Poland: Tomasz Flakowski, who attended the 4th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Sports Management organised by Kozminski University (KU) in Warsaw, has just been appointed as manager of the Olimpia Elblag...[more]

Mon. 11 February 2019

Evolution of competitive balance in the Champions League (2003-2018)

The 42th Monthly Report of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the evolution of the competitive balance in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League since the introduction of the current format in 2003/04. The study...[more]

Wed. 06 February 2019


Picture: Sarah Crumbach (right) with a young change-maker from Azerbaïjan at the Youth Olympic Village in Buenos Aires Sarah Crumbach Current Position: Youth Olympic Games Services Manager, International Olympic...[more]