Soccer. Stade Rennais trusts its young people, Stade Brestois much less
Lesley Ugochukwu (19 years old), Désiré Doué (17 years old), Jeannuël Belocian (18 years old)… This season, as regularly in recent years, Stade Rennais allocates great confidence to its young people, regularly coming from its training center. A momentum mentioned in the last weekly letter from CIES ((Site notre blog d’information) Observatory), this Wednesday.
Indeed, the International Center for Sports Studies has published a ranking of the clubs most expected its young players in the world over the past five years. A list in which Le Club Breton occupies a prestigious place. With 18 young players used over the last five seasons, Rennes has totaled nearly 10% (9.4%) of the minutes played by its players under 20 years old. This makes it the second club in the five major European championships in this area, behind the Germans of Borussia Dortmund (12.5%).
Brest the bad student
Far from the Danes of Nordsjaelland, declared youth champions of the 76 world leagues in this study and where the under 20s have played 37% of the club’s minutes since 2018, but better than FC Barcelona (8.2%) or Bayern Munich (5%).
The French teams are not to be outdone in this ranking of the top 5 in Europe, since Lyon (4th, 7.6%), Toulouse (5th, 7.3%), Reims (6th, 7%) or Montpellier (8th, 6.5%) are shine the French clubs in this study report.
Figures that Stade Brestois cannot go without, because the Finisterians, who have only played nine young people since 2018, have only granted them 1.5% of playing time in the league (Ligue 1 and Ligue 2) , the second worst score in the French elite, ahead of Clermont (7 young people, 0.7%).
FC Lorient ranks average, having used ten youngsters for five seasons, having allocated them 3.8% of playing time.