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    Euro 2016 squads: cost £2.2bn but worth more than double

    By Nick Harris 10 June 2016 Two interesting and credible studies published this week have attempted to quantify the cost (and separately, the value) of the 24 squads that will contest Euro 2016, which begins this evening in Paris when hosts France face Romania at the Stade de France. The first was conducted by Profit […]

  • REVEALED: Barcelona best at producing ‘Big 5’ players, Ajax most across Europe

    By Nick Harris 21 January 2014 Barcelona produce more first-team footballers across Europe’s elite ‘Big 5′ divisions than any other club in the world, according to new analysis by the CIES Football Observatory and published today by Sportingintelligence. The Spanish giants have developed 44 players currently with top-flight clubs in Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier […]

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  • And the World Cup winners will be … Brazil. Or Argentina. Or Spain. Or Germany

    By Nick Harris 9 June 2014 With the World Cup in Brazil just a few days from kicking-off, five-times winners Brazil are the bookmakers’ favourites on home turf, with twice-winners Argentina second favourites, followed by holders Spain and three-times winners Germany. Then the chasing pack comprises Belgium, France, Italy, Uruguay, Portugal, England, the Netherlands, Colombia […]

  • From £200m Messi to £20m Lukaku: Europe’s 60 most valuable players this summer

    By Nick Harris 17 June 2013 There are 60 footballers in the ‘Big 5’ leagues of Europe who each carry a market value of £20m-plus this summer. The world’s best and most expensive player is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, whose ‘guide price’ is between €217m and €253m (£185m-£215m). Next comes Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (£87m-£101m), then […]

  • NEW RESEARCH: Foreign players at record levels across European football

      By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 21 January 2013 The number of non-native players in the football leagues of Europe has climbed to record levels, with 36.1 per cent of all players being ‘foreign’ in the leagues in which they play, according to research released today. The CIES Football Observatory […]

  • REVEALED: Barcelona No1 for producing players for clubs in Europe’s elite leagues

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 13 December 2012 Barcelona have produced more footballers currently earning a living as first-team players across Europe’s elite ‘Big 5’ divisions than any other club in the world, Sportingintelligence can reveal. The Spanish giants have been responsible for the development of 38 players at top-flight […]

  • NEW STUDY: Football agents in Europe make €400 million a year

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 27 February 2012 A new report on the activity of football agents has found that within Europe alone they make a combined income of around €400m a year (or £340m / $538.5m) at today’s exchange rates. The full 82-page report, compiled by the CIES Football Observatory […]

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