According to a research carried out by CIES Football Observatory, the giallorossi are one of the oldest teams in Europe.
Although most of the Roma fans and football experts firmly believe that Monchi pursued only youngsters not ready to compete for the Serie A title, a research carried out by ‘CIES Football Observatory’ unveils something different. Even if Radja Nainggolan and Kevin Strootman left the Italian capital last summer, Roma can still count on a very experienced roster.
The data released include all teams from the 31 top divisions. Roma are in the 10th position of the ranking having one of the oldest lineups. The average age of the Lupi is 28.41. Three Italian teams lead this special ranking, Chievo Verona (29.53), Parma (29.46), and Juventus (29.26).
It’s important to highlight that this report takes into account all the domestic league matches from July to September 2018. In light of that, Fiorentina are fielding the youngest team (average age on the field 23.79). In second and third position are Mainz 05 (23.93) and Nimes Olympique (24.20).
By highlighting the teams participating in the 2018-19 Champions League we can see that Bayern Munich fielded a pretty old lineup (28.46) so far as well as Barcelona (28.09). A special mention goes to Lyon, a team that is doing great things on the European stage having defeated Manchester City 2-1 in the first Champions League clash of the GROUP F. Their average age on the field is (24.74).