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CIES Football Observatory

•Crystal Palace have the biggest squad in Europe with 34 players.
•England and Italy have the largest squads on average in Europe.
•Player movement has reached a new high with new signings in 2013 accounting for 41.3% of squads.
•The percentage of foreign players in each league has hit a peak with 36.8% growing up in a different country to where they operate now.
•France remains the most well represented foreign nation in the Premier League, with 49 players.
•The number of academy-trained players in Europe's top leagues has reached a new low of 21.2%.
•Arsenal have the highest percentage of academy-trained players in England at 32.3%, equating to 10 players.
•Chelsea have one academy-trained player in their squad - John Terry
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