Occurrences of Near-to-Maximum Speed-Running Bouts in Elite Soccer

ABSTRACT – Aim: To quantify the occurrence of near-to-maximal speed-running bouts in elite soccer players. Methods: Tracking match data from 35 professional players (23 ± 3 yrs) were analysed over four seasons (2015–2019). The number of runs reaching >80, >85 and >90% of players’ individual maximal sprinting speed (MSS) was computed. Differences in peak speed …

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