According to the last weekly letter from the CIES Football Observatory, the Rocher club aligned on average the youngest team of the European Big 5 over the first seven days of Ligue 1. Explanations.
The “young guns” in force! Engaged in a positive series since the victory against Sturm Graz at the opening of the Europa League (1-0), Niko Kovac’s players are resuming colors after a start to the season which was “not really up to our expectations. », Admitted vice-captain Axel Disasi after Marseille. What does it matter ultimately, since the Red and White are now three points off the podium in Ligue 1 thanks to their new victory in Clermont (3-1), in addition to having a successful start to the European campaign.
Less than 25 years old on average
The whole, by displaying the youngest team of the Big 5. Indeed, according to the last weekly letter of the CIES Football Observatory, AS Monaco aligns the start with the average age and the low of all the teams of the five major championships. A trademark since last season, since the Croatian technician was already one of the coaches who trusted players under 21 on the Old Continent more.
Younger teams: @AS_Monaco leads the big-5 ranking⃣ 🌱 Six 🇫🇷 @ Ligue1UberEats teams in the top 🔟 including @ASSEofficiel & @OM_Officiel 😎 Data for 7⃣2⃣ league teams around the world @CIES_Football ⚽️ Weekly publication ➡️ https://t.co/CZjaDvpoLY pic.twitter.com/P5SQ0OqkTa
– CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) September 27, 2021
It is therefore a confirmation, since over the first seven days of the championship, the Red and Whites barely signify the 24 years of average in the starting line-ups (24.31). According to the independent study center based in Neuchâtel and specializing in the statistical analysis of football, AS Monaco is ahead of Bayer Leverkusen (24.64 years old on average), AS Saint-Etienne (24, 74) or the Stade Brestois (24.75). Further proof that the young talents of the Club, three of whom come from the Academy (Benoît Badiashile, Eliot Matazo and Chrislain Matsima), have the opportunity to show themselves.
One minute in seven for the U21s
Players under 21, the famous “under 21”, even total 14.2% of the total playing time accumulated by the Monegasque workforce, which places the Principality club in 10th position in the ranking published by the CIES in the matter. Since the start of the season against Nantes, five U21 players have had playing time in the top flight: Eliot Matazo (19 years old), Chrislain Matsima (19 years old), Benoît Badiashile (20 years old), Strahinja Pavlović (20 years old) and Myron Boadu (20 years old).
It feels good to come in. I finished last season well and I work in training daily, I know where I need to improve and I take whatever there is to take.
After the victory in Clermont
In all, 16 players aged 25 or under have been lined up at least once in the league until the reception of Saint-Etienne. And they shine, since Sofiane Diop (21) has been a scorer since against Clermont (3-1 success), while Myron Boadu took advantage of the trip to Auvergne to transmit his first assist to Monaco number 37. Caviars, Caio Henrique (24) gave him two last Sunday, to climb into the type of the 8th day of Ligue 1, and confirming that AS Monaco knows perfectly how to sublimate the youth.
🤵🏼♂️ My name is Diop, Sofiane Diop.
– AS Monaco (@AS_Monaco) September 27, 2021
The Circle (also) trusts young people
Just like the Cercle Bruges, moreover, which is at the top of the teams of the five other major European championships (Portugal, Russia, the Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium), with an average age of 23.28 years since the coup sending the Jupiler Pro League (statistics stopped on September 23, editor’s note). Or when the talent is sublimated in contact with the elements of experience. Good mix!
Youngest teams from the next 5 European Championships 🇵🇹🇷🇺🇳🇱🇹🇷🇧🇪: @cercleofficial before @Standard_RSCL ⚡️ Data for the teams of the 7⃣2⃣ first divisions 🌍 last @CIES_Football ⚽️ Weekly publication ➡️ https://t.co/CZjaDvH0ay pic.twitter.com/qFHs9QCiJb
– CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) September 28, 2021