Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

Body Composıtıon Assessment of Adult Football Players Before and Wıthın the Covıd-19 Pandemıc Process and Comparıng Between Leagues

Beril Köse1*, Can Selim Yılmaz1 and Savaş Kudaş2

1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Science, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey 2Faculty of Sport Science, İstanbul Galata University, İstanbul, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Beril Köse, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Science, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Received: November 02, 2021; Published: 00-00



Introduction and Aim: It is known that the anthropometry values of professional football players is very important in the return period of the players to the field, in catching his previous performance, in injury risk and performance outcomes. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of interim decisions given to leagues on body composition of professional football players and to compare the differences between leagues.

Method: This study was planned as a retrospective analysis of the body composition data (2019-2020 season) on totaly 50 professional football players aged between 18-35 with similar demographic characterictics who are playing at a football clubs in Türkish Football Federation Super League (n = 25) and 1th League (n = 25). The anthropometric data were taken with the same method periodically every month in both teams throughout the season. Anthropometric measurements of individuals were evaluated at the beginning of the season (August 2019), before the pandemic began (February 2020) and immediately after the break given to the leagues (June 2020).

Results: Body fat percentages of the super League team at the beginning of the season, before and after the pandemic were %7.60 ± 1.51, %7.56 ± 1.41, %7.57 ± 1.51, respectively (p > 0.05). Body fat percentages of the 1th league team were determined as %7.23 ± 0.85, %7.06 ± 0.84, %7.54 ± 1.18, respectively. The difference between the measurements of before and after the pandemic is statistically significant in 1th league team (p < 0.05). Body fat percentage averages of both teams are similar for the same period data (p > 0.05).

Conclusion: In this study; It has been observed that changes in body composition in professional football players during the interim period given within the scope of COVID-19 measures. For this reason, it is thought that individual nutritional counseling for players during the pandemic process that is predicted to continue can be effective.


Keywords: Pandemic; Anthropometry; Soccer; Nutrition



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Citation: Beril Köse., et al. “Body Composıtıon Assessment of Adult Football Players Before and Wıthın the Covıd-19 Pandemıc Process and Comparıng Between Leagues". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.12 (2021): .


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