Real Madrid most stable club in Europe
Only three teams in Europe have fielded this season players who have been in the first team squad since more than five years on average: Real Madrid (5.84 years), Barcelona (5.36) and Bayern Munich (5.26). Issue number 236 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post also reveals that another Champions League participant, Viktoria Plzeň, is the most stable club outside of the big-5 (4.28 years).
The majority of teams with the highest stability figures are among the most competitive teams in their respective leagues. The opposite holds true for the least stable clubs. The lowest stability levels were recorded for the Croatian team Istra (0.15 years) among the 31 top divisions surveyed and for the Italian side Parma (0.65 years) at big-5 league level.
Average stay in the first team squad of the employer club (years)
Domestic league matches from 01/07/2018 to 01/10/2018
Most stable teams, big-5 leagues
Least stable teams, big-5 leagues
Most stable teams, 26 other leagues
Least stable teams, 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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