High-intensity running in English FA Premier League soccer matches

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95679
Title:
High-intensity running in English FA Premier League soccer matches
Authors:
Bradley, P. S. (Paul); Sheldon, W. (William); Wooster, B. (Blake); Olsen, P. D. (Peter); Boanas, P. (Paul); Krustrup, P. (Peter)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Department of Sport and Exercise.
Citation:
Bradley, P. S. et al. (2009) 'High-intensity running in English FA Premier League soccer matches', Journal of Sports Sciences, 27 (2), pp.159-168.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Sports Sciences
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95679
DOI:
10.1080/02640410802512775
Abstract:
The aims of this study were to (1) determine the activity profiles of a large sample of English FA Premier League soccer players and (2) examine high-intensity running during elite-standard soccer matches for players in various playing positions. Twenty-eight English FA Premier League games were analysed during the 2005-2006 competitive season (n = 370), using a multi-camera computerised tracking system. During a typical match, wide midfielders (3138 m, s = 565) covered a greater distance in high-intensity running than central midfielders (2825 m, s = 473, P = 0.04), full-backs (2605 m, s = 387, P < 0.01), attackers (2341 m, s = 575, P < 0.01), and central defenders (1834 m, s = 256, P < 0.01). In the last 15 min of a game, high-intensity running distance was ∼ 20% less than in the first 15-min period for wide midfielders (467 m, s = 104 vs. 589 m, s = 134, P < 0.01), central midfielders (429 m, s = 106 vs. 534 m, s = 99, P < 0.01), full-backs (389 m, s = 95 vs. 481 m, s = 114, P < 0.01), attackers (348 m, s = 105 vs. 438 m, s = 129, P < 0.01), and central defenders (276 m, s = 93 vs. 344 m, s = 80, P < 0.01). There was a similar distance deficit for high-intensity running with (148 m, s = 78 vs. 193 m, s = 96, P < 0.01) and without ball possession (229 m, s = 85 vs. 278 m, s = 97, P < 0.01) between the last 15-min and first 15-min period of the game. Mean recovery time between very high-intensity running bouts was 72 s (s = 28), with a 28% longer recovery time during the last 15 min than the first 15 min of the game (83 s, s = 26 vs. 65 s, s = 20, P < 0.01). The decline in high-intensity running immediately after the most intense 5-min period was more evident in attackers (216 m, s = 50 vs. 113 m, s = 47, P < 0.01) and central defenders (182 m, s = 26 vs. 96 m, s = 39, P < 0.01). The results suggest that high-intensity running with and without ball possession is reduced during various phases of elite-standard soccer matches and the activity profiles and fatigue patterns vary among playing positions. The current findings provide valuable information about the high-intensity running patterns of a large sample of elite-standard soccer players, which could be useful in the development and prescription of specific training regimes.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
fatigue; high-intensity running; playing position; ProZone; recovery time; football
ISSN:
0264-0414; 1466-447X
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 06/04/2010]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 06/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorBradley, P. S. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorSheldon, W. (William)en
dc.contributor.authorWooster, B. (Blake)en
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, P. D. (Peter)en
dc.contributor.authorBoanas, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorKrustrup, P. (Peter)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-06T11:12:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-06T11:12:14Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sports Sciences; 27 (2): 159-168en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414-
dc.identifier.issn1466-447X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640410802512775-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95679-
dc.description.abstractThe aims of this study were to (1) determine the activity profiles of a large sample of English FA Premier League soccer players and (2) examine high-intensity running during elite-standard soccer matches for players in various playing positions. Twenty-eight English FA Premier League games were analysed during the 2005-2006 competitive season (n = 370), using a multi-camera computerised tracking system. During a typical match, wide midfielders (3138 m, s = 565) covered a greater distance in high-intensity running than central midfielders (2825 m, s = 473, P = 0.04), full-backs (2605 m, s = 387, P < 0.01), attackers (2341 m, s = 575, P < 0.01), and central defenders (1834 m, s = 256, P < 0.01). In the last 15 min of a game, high-intensity running distance was ∼ 20% less than in the first 15-min period for wide midfielders (467 m, s = 104 vs. 589 m, s = 134, P < 0.01), central midfielders (429 m, s = 106 vs. 534 m, s = 99, P < 0.01), full-backs (389 m, s = 95 vs. 481 m, s = 114, P < 0.01), attackers (348 m, s = 105 vs. 438 m, s = 129, P < 0.01), and central defenders (276 m, s = 93 vs. 344 m, s = 80, P < 0.01). There was a similar distance deficit for high-intensity running with (148 m, s = 78 vs. 193 m, s = 96, P < 0.01) and without ball possession (229 m, s = 85 vs. 278 m, s = 97, P < 0.01) between the last 15-min and first 15-min period of the game. Mean recovery time between very high-intensity running bouts was 72 s (s = 28), with a 28% longer recovery time during the last 15 min than the first 15 min of the game (83 s, s = 26 vs. 65 s, s = 20, P < 0.01). The decline in high-intensity running immediately after the most intense 5-min period was more evident in attackers (216 m, s = 50 vs. 113 m, s = 47, P < 0.01) and central defenders (182 m, s = 26 vs. 96 m, s = 39, P < 0.01). The results suggest that high-intensity running with and without ball possession is reduced during various phases of elite-standard soccer matches and the activity profiles and fatigue patterns vary among playing positions. The current findings provide valuable information about the high-intensity running patterns of a large sample of elite-standard soccer players, which could be useful in the development and prescription of specific training regimes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 06/04/2010]en
dc.subjectfatigueen
dc.subjecthigh-intensity runningen
dc.subjectplaying positionen
dc.subjectProZoneen
dc.subjectrecovery timeen
dc.subjectfootballen
dc.titleHigh-intensity running in English FA Premier League soccer matchesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Department of Sport and Exercise.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 06/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardBradley, P. S. et al. (2009) 'High-intensity running in English FA Premier League soccer matches', Journal of Sports Sciences, 27 (2), pp.159-168.-
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