Twice a year, the CIES Football Observatory publishes reports on European professional football.
In January, the Demographic Study presents an in-depth analysis of clubs composition and players characteristics in 31 top division leagues of UEFA member countries.
In August, the Annual Review highlights the latest trends in the big-5 leagues in terms of demography, training, international recruitment, mobility and pitch performance of footballers.
In February 2012, the CIES Football Observatory has published a study on football agents in the five biggest European markets: England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
The Demographic Study is an annual publication destined for anyone who wishes to acquire a detailed understanding of the European football players’ labour market. It presents the dynamics at work in the 31 most competitive top division leagues of UEFA member associations. Market trends are first measured at European level and are then analysed according to national championship. The last section focuses on record holding clubs for a wide array of indicators such as average age, number of non-European players, % of full internationals, etc.Download free extract Order the report
The key reference to reveal the key factors for success in the big-5 European leagues both from a demographic and pitch performance perspective. One hundred richly coloured pages, illustrated by graphics, maps, rankings, statistical models and analysis which...
inform managers about potential strategies to put their clubs on the road to success;
help managers of federations and players’ unions to understand current trends and to take decisions;
suggest to journalists new lines of investigation likely to interest the general public;
allow researchers and students to benefit from reliable and comparable sources, developed with the greatest possible rigour;
give fans the possibility to understand in detail the dynamics at work in their favourite sport and club.
The agent report reveals the yearly turnover for football intermediaries in UEFA member national associations and highlights the great level of concentration in the player representation market. Other key findings concern the demographic profile of licensed agents domiciled in the five biggest European football markets: England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.Download free report