Nordsjælland youngest team in Europe, Fiorentina in the big-5
Issue number 235 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post highlights teams having fielded the youngest and oldest line-ups in domestic league games so far this season (or since 1st of July for summer leagues). The extreme values at big-5 league level were recorded for two Italian teams: Fiorentina (23.79 years) and Chievo (29.53 years).
Danish side Nordsjaelland fielded the youngest line-ups for the 31 European top division leagues surveyed: 21.36 years on average. Two clubs from the youngest competition analysed, Croatia, rank second and third: NK Rudeš and NK Istra 1961. Four Turkish and three Cypriot teams are among the ten clubs having fielded the oldest line-ups. The highest figure overall was recorded for Europa League participants Apollon Limassol (30.93 years).
Average age on the pitch
Domestic league matches from 01/07/2018 to 24/09/2018
Youngest, big-5 leagues
Oldest, big-5 leagues
Youngest, 26 other leagues
Oldest, 26 other leagues
26 other leagues: AUT, BEL, BLR, BUL, CRO, CYP, CZE, DEN, FIN, GRE, HUN, ISR, NED, NOR, POL, POR, ROM, RUS, SCO, SRB, SUI, SVK, SVN, SWE, TUR, UKR
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