International Centre for
Sports Studies

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Tel +41 32 718 39 00


Thu. 24 February 2022

Squad management policies worldwide

Issue number 369 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post ranks teams from 50 top divisions worldwide according to the number of players fielded in domestic league games during the last 365 days. For current big-5 league...[more]

Thu. 17 February 2022

Colombia: Launch of the 1st FIFA/CIES International Programme in Sports Management

At a ceremony held on 16 February in Bogotá, Universidad Sergio Arboleda (USA), the Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF) and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) officially announced the launch of the first edition...[more]

Mon. 14 February 2022

Game Openness Index: Dutch Eredivisie at the top

Issue number 368 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post crunched the InStat data on goal scoring chances and effective playing time for 36 European leagues since 2018/19 (or 2018) to determine the level of “game openness”....[more]

Mon. 14 February 2022


Pierre Ducrey Current Position: Olympic Games Operations Director at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Year of graduation: 2003 (3rd edition) Nationality: Swiss What does your current role involve? As Olympic Games...[more]

Mon. 07 February 2022

Net transfer spending over last ten seasons

Issue number 367 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post ranks current big-5 league clubs according to their net spending on transfer operations concluded over the last ten seasons. Manchester United tops the table with a...[more]

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