International Centre for
Sports Studies

Avenue DuPeyrou 1
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel +41 32 718 39 00


The CIES, in cooperation with partner universities and institutions around the world, publishes research focused mainly in the areas of law, sociology, geography, history and economics of sport.

The CIES publications can be ordered online on this web site.

To order the Staempfli and Peter Lang publications, follow the links to the publishers' web sites.

Access to the Online Bookshop.

Our last publications

Thu. 13 June 2013

The CIES Football Observatory launches the 2013 Annual Review

The CIES Football Observatory is pleased to announce the launch the eighth edition of the Annual Review. This reference publication presents a comparative analysis of clubs and players in the big-5 European leagues at...[more]

Mon. 21 January 2013

Brand new Demographic Study available

The CIES Football Observatory have today published its annual Demographic Study. Exclusive data contained in the 2013 edition reveals that expatriate presence has reached a new record high in Europe. As Dr Raffaele Poli, head of...[more]

Thu. 13 December 2012

Publication of the first Swiss Football Study

The result of a joint venture between the Swiss Football League (SFL) and the Football Observatory of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), the first Swiss Football Study was presented at a press conference held on...[more]

Wed. 15 August 2012

NEW publication in French: CIES focuses on the links between football and integration

Neuchâtel, August 27th 2012A book based on the relationship between social integration and amateur football is out today in the collection “Savoirs sportifs” managed by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) and...[more]

Wed. 15 August 2012

Brand new CIES Football Observatory Annual Review launched today

Neuchâtel, 20 August 2012 The seventh edition of the CIES Football Observatory Annual Review is now available. This key reference publication unveils the logics of success in the five major European leagues using a novel and...[more]

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