Analysis of age, stature, body mass, BMI and quality of elite soccer players from 4 European Leagues.

@article{Bloomfield2005AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of age, stature, body mass, BMI and quality of elite soccer players from 4 European Leagues.},
  author={Jonathan Bloomfield and Remco C J Polman and R Butterly and Peter O'Donoghue},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          58-67
        }
}
AIM The aim was to identify which league (English Premier League, Spanish La Liga Division, Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga) contained the highest quality players and whether differences in age, stature, body mass and BMI existed between the different positions in different leagues. METHODS Data were collected concerning 2,085 professional soccer players playing in these 4 leagues during the 2001-2002 season. Player quality was determined by the leagues' number of international players… CONTINUE READING

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