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Performance rankings

Defence, possession and attack


Thanks to the partnership with the leading football data company InStat, the CIES Football Observatory presents the rankings of the best performing clubs from 35 European competitions in three areas of the game: defence (shots conceded from the box), ball mastery (% of possession) and attack (shots on target). Data refers to domestic league games of the current season for ongoing championships and last season’s matches for completed competitions.

Demographic rankings

Youthfulness, club-trained and stability


The unique CIES Football Observatory demographic rankings compare clubs from 31 top division European leagues from three different perspectives: % of minutes played by club-trained footballers, average age on the pitch and average stay in the employer club of players fielded. The data refers to the domestic league games played during the last month.

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