Over the next couple posts, I’m going to share some data that I’ve been using as part of our player assessments thanks to our use of Prozone 3.
In 90 minutes, one might expect a soccer player to cover a lot of ground. But most don’t understand just how top players run, walk, sprint and jog or how hard and often they run fast. Today, let’s look at how much an average top level player covers in 90 minutes.
The average MLS field player (excluding goalies) covers 11.1km in a game. FAPL is slightly lower at 10.9 and nPC slightly higher at 11.3. That’s about 7 miles in 90 minutes. While not all that much in terms of a long distance runner, when one thinks of the frequent starts and stops, changes of direction, and intermittent rest periods (i.e. walking) this number is quite impressive.
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