liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Injuries affect team performance negatively in professional football: an 11-year follow-up of the UEFA Champions League injury study
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6883-1471
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Show others and affiliations
2013 (English)In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 0306-3674, E-ISSN 1473-0480, Vol. 47, no 12, 738-742 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background The influence of injuries on team performance in football has only been scarcely investigated.

Aim To study the association between injury rates and team performance in the domestic league play, and in European cups, in male professional football.

Methods 24 football teams from nine European countries were followed prospectively for 11 seasons (2001–2012), including 155 team-seasons. Individual training and match exposure and time-loss injuries were registered. To analyse the effect of injury rates on performance, a Generalised Estimating Equation was used to fit a linear regression on team-level data. Each team's season injury rate and performance were evaluated using its own preceding season data for comparison in the analyses.

Results 7792 injuries were reported during 1 026 104 exposure hours. The total injury incidence was 7.7 injuries/1000 h, injury burden 130 injury days lost/1000 h and player match availability 86%. Lower injury burden (p=0.011) and higher match availability (p=0.031) were associated with higher final league ranking. Similarly, lower injury incidence (p=0.035), lower injury burden (p<0.001) and higher match availability (p<0.001) were associated with increased points per league match. Finally, lower injury burden (p=0.043) and higher match availability (p=0.048) were associated with an increase in the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Season Club Coefficient, reflecting success in the UEFA Champions League or Europa League.

Conclusions Injuries had a significant influence on performance in the league play and in European cups in male professional football. The findings stress the importance of injury prevention to increase a team's chances of success.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BMJ Publishing Group , 2013. Vol. 47, no 12, 738-742 p.
Keyword [en]
Elite performance, Epidemiology, Injury Prevention, Soccer, Sporting injuries
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97449DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092215ISI: 000322868800007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97449DiVA: diva2:647836
Note

Funding Agencies|Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)||Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports and Praktikertjanst AB||

Available from: 2013-09-12 Created: 2013-09-12 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(232 kB)2185 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 232 kBChecksum SHA-512
48c23f0178982dad0e7ce2ad5171b6141d951e4dba12791b5ebadc6899766e764454dc2356f967fe35f716525c127a4deed2e3a027f3bcf840e5e9cbfbb4022b
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Hägglund, MartinMagnusson, HenrikKristenson, KarolinaEkstrand, Jan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hägglund, MartinMagnusson, HenrikKristenson, KarolinaEkstrand, Jan
By organisation
Division of PhysiotherapyFaculty of Health SciencesDivision of Community Medicine
In the same journal
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2322 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 497 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf