Chievo Verona have fielded Europe’s oldest lineup in the past 6 months

| 20th Mar 2017

Chievo Verona have fielded Europe’s oldest lineup in the past 6 months

Italian side Chievo Verona have fielded the oldest line up (32.1 years) in the domestic league matches played during the last six months, according to a new ranking which highlights the 100 clubs from 31 top division championships of UEFA member associations having on average the oldest line ups.

The ranking published by the CIES Football Observatory showed that the most represented countries in the rankings are England and Turkey (10 clubs each), followed by Cyprus and Russia (9 teams). The average age on the pitch of five other clubs was higher than 30 years: three from Cyprus (AEK Larnaca, Nea Salamis and Apollon Limassol), one from England (West Bromwich) and one from Greece (Kerkyra).

In addition, the CIES Football Observatory website presents the top 100 list of the youngest top division teams from the 31 UEFA member associations taken into account. The most represented country is the Netherlands (12 clubs), followed by Croatia (8), Germany and Slovakia (7 teams each). No English Premier League team is in the top 100 positions. The youngest team overall is the Slovakian side Senica (22.2 years).

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