Physical fitness, injuries, and team performance in soccer.

  title={Physical fitness, injuries, and team performance in soccer.},
  author={Arni Neil Arnason and Stefan B. Sigurdsson and Arni Gudmundsson and Ingar Holme and Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={36 2},
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between physical fitness and team success in soccer, and to test for differences in physical fitness between different player positions. METHODS Participants were 306 male soccer players from 17 teams in the two highest divisions in Iceland. Just before the start of the 1999 soccer season, the following variables were tested: height and weight, body composition, flexibility, leg extension power, jump height, and peak O2 uptake. Injuries and player… CONTINUE READING
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