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Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte
versão impressa ISSN 0101-3289
BRAZ, Tiago Volpi; SPIGOLON, Leandro Mateus Pagoto; VIEIRA, Nathália Arnosti e BORIN, João Paulo. Competitive model of distance covered by soccer players in Uefa Euro 2008. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Esporte (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.31, n.3, pp.177-191. ISSN 0101-3289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32892010000300012.
The aim of this study focuses on knowing the competitive model of distance covered by soccer players in the Uefa Euro 2008, in the positions of the game, times and the total distance covered during the matches. It was analyzed all matches from 16 teams, totaling 31 games of which involved 460 soccer players. Subsequently, produced descriptive and inferential information. The main results show that: i) European soccer players elite covered 10232 ± 852m; ii) a midfielders (10894 ± 648m) greater distance covered, followed by external defenders (10274 ± 694m), forwards (10108 ± 624m), central defenders (9498 ± 592m) and goalkeepers (4198 ± 610m); iii) the average of covered distance at first half (4907 ± 201m) for matches was higher than the second half (4890 ± 238m).
Palavras-chave : Competitive model group; distance covered; soccer.