Season-of-birth bias in association football

@article{Simmons2001SeasonofbirthBI,
  title={Season-of-birth bias in association football},
  author={C. Simmons and G. Paull},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={677 - 686}
}
In this longitudinal study, we assessed the frequency of birth dates for boys selected for the Football Association National School. Birthdays were divided into three periods of the year: January to April, May to August and September to December. We compared data over a 5 year period and concluded that there is indeed a bias towards selecting older children. Furthermore, analysis of separate data revealed a shift of bias when comparing two different start dates, namely September and January… Expand

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