Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Club Trained Players Hits All Time Low In Premier League

Thu 13th Apr 2017 | Football Club Management

The number of minutes played by club-trained players in the Premier League has hit an all-time low according new research.

The study by CIES Observatory focuses on the demographic evolution of the big-5 European leagues since the start of the 2009/10 season. It notably shows that the percentage of minutes played by club-trained footballers in the Premier League reached a new record low during the current season.

After having reached its maximum in August 2011 (13.6%), the percentage of minutes played by club-trained footballers in the Premier League has decreased steadily up until the present time of just 6.1%.

Moreover, clubs that fielded the least amount of club-trained players were more likely to be relegated. Blackpool’s youth played just 0.1% minutes of the club’s games in the Premier League 2011, which they finished in 19th place, whilst Bolton Wanderers played just 1.4% of total minutes during their relegation season in 2011.

By contrast Real Sociedad’s club trained footballers played 71.5% during 2012 when they finished 4th in LaLiga, whilst FC Barcelona’s players were on the pitch for 63.3% of the time during their title winning season in 2013.

The Report also highlights the increase in the playing time of expatriate footballers at the level of the five major European championships. Between 2009 and 2017, the percentage of minutes played by expatriates went up from 44.4% to 48.2%. A new record high was measured in January 2017: 48.7%.

Today, expatriates already play the majority of minutes in the Premier League and the Italian Serie A.

The employment level of young players also varies considerably according to league. During the period studied, the French Ligue 1 overtook the German Bundesliga to become the competition where teams have the most confidence in U21 players.

At the other extreme, the Premier League overtook the Italian Serie A as the league in which U21 footballers have the least amount of playing time.

During the last six months, the percentage of domestic league minutes played by U21 footballers was 5.2% for the Premier League, 10.1% for the Serie A, 11.1% for the Liga, 13.3% for the Bundesliga and 15.7% for the Ligue 1.

In England, the current value is very close to the record low measured in August 2013.

Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Comment: Matt Lawson - Diet for Football

Tue 15th Aug 2017 | Football Club Management

We speak exclusively to sports dietitian, Matt Lawson as the new season starts with a bang. When asked about diet and nutrition services for the 17/18 football season, the answer is easy. There has...

Alessandro Antonello Appointed New Inter Milan CEO

Mon 24th Jul 2017 | Football Club Management

F.C. Internazionale Milano today announced the appointment of Alessandro Antonello as the Club’s new Chief Executive Officer. Alessandro takes up his new position at the Club on 1 September 2017...

Chelsea Become First Club Awarded Healthy Workplace Charter

Wed 12th Jul 2017 | Football Club Management

Chelsea Football Club has become the first football club to be accredited under the London Healthy Workplace Charter. The Charter, backed by the Mayor of London, helps employers address issues such as...

First Cohort Of Sporting Directors Set For Graduation Ceremony

Tue 11th Jul 2017 | Football Club Management

FIFA’s pro-licence is well established as the blue-chip qualification for soccer coaches around the world - now the first formally qualified Sporting Directors are set to graduate with a Masters...