Comparison of Strength Values of Professional Footballers According to Their Positions before Football Season

Yunus Emre Bağış

Abstract


The purpose of the present study was to compare the strength values of professional footballers according to their positions before the football season. The study group consisted of 27 professional footballers of Şanlıurfaspor Football Club in the 2nd League of Turkey. The mean height of the Study Group was 180.92±6.18 (cm), mean body weight was 80.18±1.5 (kg), and the mean age was 26.40±4.4 (years). The inclusion criteria for the study was being volunteers, and the necessary permissions were obtained from the players, club managers and coaches. The Precor-brand device was used to measure the differences of strengths according to the positions of the footballers. “1 RM” measurements were made from shoulder press, latt pully, leg curl, leg extension, and leg press machines in the footballers. The SPSS 24.00 Program was used in the statistical analysis of the study data. The descriptive statistics were given as mean, standard deviation, and minimum and maximum values. The normality test of the data was analyzed with the Shapiro-Wilk Test. One-Way Anova Test was used to identify the differences between the players and the positions. The significance level was determined as 0.05. According to the results obtained in the study, no significant differences were detected in strength values between goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and striker positions (p > 0.05). As a result, among the biomotoric properties, strength is important, and quite necessary for a footballer to perform at a high level. These values obtained from 2nd League football players are important for being taken as reference values, and it can be argued that these values obtained in the pre-season prepared the basis for the lack of qualitative differences. In future studies, data that will be obtained from different league levels and training stages will lead to research being considered differently.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v6i1.17133

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