Anaerobic Performance Testing of Professional Soccer Players 1995-2010.

  • Haugen T
  • Tønnessen E
  • Seiler S
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Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to compare sprint and countermovement jump (CMJ) performance among competitive soccer players as a function of performance level, field position and age. In addition, we wanted to quantify the evolution of these physical characteristics among professional players over a 15 year period. METHODS: 939 athletes (22.1 ±4.3 yr), including national team players, tested 40m sprint with electronic timing and CMJ on a force platform at the Norwegian Olympic Training Center between 1995 and 2010. RESULTS: National team and 1st division players were faster (p

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  • Thomas A Haugen

  • Espen Tønnessen

  • Stephen Seiler

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