Relative age effect amongst footballers in the English Premier League and English Football League, 2010-2011

  title={Relative age effect amongst footballers in the English Premier League and English Football League, 2010-2011},
  author={Jordan Fleming and Scott Fleming},
  journal={International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport},
  pages={361 - 372}
  • J. FlemingS. Fleming
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Education
  • International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Many studies have shown that a relative age effect exists in different sports – that is to say, birth dates of participants in particular sports are skewed towards the start of the competitive season. This study examines the relative age effect for the 2828 professional footballers in the English Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two during the 2009-2010 season. Using dates of birth for all players from the Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010-2011, the Chi squared goodness… 

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