Executive summary: Elite women’s football—Performance, recovery, diet, and health

Magni Mohr, João Brito, Maysa de Sousa, Svein Arne Pettersen

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The present special issue of Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports focuses on performance, recovery, diet, and health in elite women’s football. Beside this summary, an editorial, topic reviews, and original articles written by several of the most published authors in football research are presented. It is, for example, highlighted that there is a great gender inequality in football research in favor of men, especially within elite football populations. Therefore, the broad-spectrum content of the special issue with focus on several performance areas in women’s football, recovery strategies, nutrition, and psychological factors is highly warranted. Several of the topics examined and data presented are examined for the first on elite women’s football, and therefore, we hope that this special issue will contribute to gender balance the research and emphasis on football in both genders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


  • competition
  • female soccer
  • gender
  • high intensity exercise
  • team sport


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