The CIES (Centre International d’Etude du Sport) Football Observatory was set up in 2005 by Raffaele Poli and Loïc Ravenel under the name of the Professional Football Players Observatory (PFPO). Since 2011, it is one of the cornerstones of the vast CIES Observatory project, dedicated to the statistical analysis of sport in all its diversity.
As well as the realisation of two annual reports, the CIES Football Observatory regularly carries out mandates for various stakeholders of the football industry. Our team of researchers is notably specialised in the demographic study of the footballers’ labour market, performance analysis at team and player levels, as well as in the elaboration of predictive models to determine the outcome of competitions.
Methodological rigour coupled with a deep knowledge of football guarantees high quality analyses at competitive rates.
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