The bottle class is on the Rock.
In its traditional weekly letter, the 379e this Monday, the CIES looked this time at the youngest teams in the world. A first ranking was established from the average age of the holders lined up by 72 teams. And cocorico, a French team is in front. Monaco are the youngest team in Europe since the start of the season with an average age of 24.31 at kick-off. The Monegasques are ahead of Bayer Leverkusen (24.64 years) and AS Saint-Étienne (24.74 years). In all, six French teams are in this top 10 (Brest, Marseille, Reims, Nice). The Talent League is aptly named.
Younger teams: @AS_Monaco leads the ranking of the big-5⃣ Six @ Ligue1UberEats top teams, including @ASSEofficiel & @OM_Officiel Data for the teams of the 7⃣2⃣ leagues worldwide in the @CIES_Football Weekly publication https://t.co/CZjaDvpoLY pic.twitter.com/P5SQ0OqkTa
– CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) September 27, 2021
The CIES then ranked the teams that use the most U21s. Beaten by Monaco in the previous financial year, Bayer Leverkusen are ahead of this one, with 23.5% of the minutes played by players under 21. If Barça finished second (22.7%), France is just as impressive in this little game, with eight teams in the top 15. On both counts, Clermont is the poor student of France with the average highest age in the championship (27.96) and absolutely no minutes at a U21.
Auvergne is not for kids.