The relative age effect in soccer: A match-related perspective

@article{Vaeyens2005TheRA,
  title={The relative age effect in soccer: A match-related perspective},
  author={R. Vaeyens and R. Philippaerts and R. Malina},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={747 - 756}
}
Asymmetries in the distributions of birth dates in senior professional and youth soccer players have been interpreted as evidence for systematic discrimination against individuals born shortly before the cut-off date in assigning youth to specific age groups. This concept is known as the “relative age effect”. The results of a longitudinal study of birth date distritubions of 2757 semi-professional and amateur senior soccer players in Belgium are presented. Records for competitive games were… Expand
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