Der Fußball-Score: Bewertung der körperlichen Fitness

Translated title of the contribution: A soccer specific fitness score

B. Coen*, A. Urhausen, G. Coen, W. Kindermann

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We developed a soccer specific fitness score on the basis of retrospectively analyzed data of perfomance diagnostics (5 × 30m sprinttest and running steptest) of the german national soccer team. It refers to a heuristic evaluation of the performance parameter 5m-time (T5), 30m-time (T30) as well as the velocity (V) at the individual anaerobic threshold (IAT) by means of exponential functions. T5 (25%), T30 (30%) and VIAT are emphasized differently. The mean values of the analyzed data (0,96s/3,98s/4,03m:s-1) result in 25, 30 and 45 points (P) respectively. A performance superior to the degree of the double standard deviation (0,90s/3,78s/ 4,31m:s-1) result in double P. The determination of the fitness of 108 players out of 5 teams by using this score indicates that soccer teams of higher divisions possess a better sprint performance than those of lower divisions. Players of lower divisions try to compensate this (talent) deficit by an improved endurance.

Translated title of the contributionA soccer specific fitness score
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Endurance
  • Performance diagnostics
  • Soccer
  • Sprint performance


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