Match performance of high-standard soccer players with special reference to development of fatigue

Magni Mohr, Peter Krustrup, Jens Bangsbo

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess physical fitness, match performance and development of fatigue during competitive matches at two high standards of professional soccer. Computerized time-motion analyses were performed 2-7 times during the competitive season on 18 top-class and 24 moderate professional soccer players. In addition, the players performed the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test. The top-class players performed 28 and 58% more (P 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-528
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

Keywords

  • high-intensity intermittent exercise
  • playing positions
  • Seasonal changes
  • standard of competition
  • time-motion analysis
  • yo-yo intermittent recovery test

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