By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
The International Centre for Sports Studies, known mostly by the initials CIES has released their rankings of countries per number of players exported for 2019.
The CIES research used 141 leagues from 93 countries as a sample.
The latest report released this Tuesday shows Brazil is the highest exporter of football talent for 2019 with an impressive number of 1600 exported football talents.
The results revealed that 186 national football associations had at least one player that moved abroad to 141 mostly first and second tier leagues.
According to the reports Portugal welcomed a bulk of the Brazilians who moved abroad.
Cameroon is on the 5th spot in Africa only behind Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Ivory Coast.
The central African nation exported 173 footballers in 2019 while Nigeria is topping the African chart with 399 footballers who left the country last year. Ghana on the second spot exported 311 footballers while Senegal and Ivory Coast recorded 230 and 204 departures respectively.
Surprisingly, Cameroon exported more football talents that Egypt, Morocco, Lybya Tunisia, Algeria in 2019.
African giants Angola and South Africa also registered lower exports than Cameroon in that time.
West African giants Nigeria are ranked 10 in the sample scale, surprisingly with a greater export than Portugal, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium amongst others.
France is the best exporter in Europe for the year as they registered 1027 departures compared to 565 for England on the second spot. Spain, Serbia and Germany occupy the next three spots with 559, 521 and 480 footballers respectively.
Top exporting countries, Europe: France 🇫🇷 (main destination ➡️ England), England 🏴 (➡️Scotland), Spain 🇪🇸 (➡️ England), Serbia 🇷🇸 (➡️ Bosnia) & Germany 🇩🇪 (➡️ Turkey); full data in last @CIES_Football Weekly Post at https://t.co/MV7u6qTVVc pic.twitter.com/fdJXxMUcJj
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) April 21, 2020
Brazil, Argentina and France maintain the top positions they occupied in 2018 while Ghana have lost their first place in the African rankings to Nigeria.
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