Injury Incidence in Professional Soccer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Deutsche Fußball-Liga GmbH (German Soccer League Ltd.)
Information provided by:
Saarland University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01044953
First received: January 7, 2010
Last updated: January 4, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

January 7, 2010
January 4, 2011
January 2009
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
injury incidence [ Time Frame: 2 seasons ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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types of injury [ Time Frame: 2 seasons ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Injury Incidence in Professional Soccer
Repercussions of a Shortened Winter Break on Injury Incidence Within the German Professional Soccer Leagues

The winter break within the German Professional Football Leagues will be shortened as for the season 2009/2010 from 6.5 to 3.5 weeks. That might have repercussions on injury incidence in either way, positive or negative. On the one hand, recovery time during the winter will be shorter, which might lead to an increased risk of injury. On the other hand, it will allow a better spread of games in the second round, thus reducing the amount of the so-called "English weeks", which in turn could reduce the number of injuries. This study compares injury incidence between the season 2008/2009 (long winter break) and the season 2009/2010(short winter break) via questionnaires in accordance with UEFA/FIFA injury evaluation criteria.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

German professional male soccer players

Injury
Other: shortened winter break
winter break shortened by 3 weeks (from 6.5 to 3.5) within the German Professional Soccer League in season 2009/2010
Soccer Players
German professional soccer players
Intervention: Other: shortened winter break
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Completed
240
December 2010
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • German professional male soccer players

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Loss of professional status as a soccer player
Male
16 Years to 40 Years
Yes
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NCT01044953
sportmed-saarland-01/2009
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Dr. med. Karen aus der Fünten, Saarland University, Institute for Sports and Preventive Medicine
Saarland University
Deutsche Fußball-Liga GmbH (German Soccer League Ltd.)
Principal Investigator: Karen aus der Fünten, MD, MChiro Saarland University, Institute for Sports and Preventive Medicine
Saarland University
January 2011

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