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Mehmet Fatih Yüksel Ömer Fatih Koç http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6481-5098


Objectives: This study was carried out to examine the performance parameters of amateur football players according to the positions they play.

Methods: A total of 55 male amateur football players, including nine goalkeepers (19.05 ± 1.93 years), 15 defenders (20.07 ± 2.43 years), 16 midfielders (19.63 ± 2.96 years), and 15 forwards (19.05 ± 1.75 years) who competed in the super amateur league of Konya/Turkey in the 2019/2020 season, participated in the research.. In order to examine the performance parameters of football players, age, height, body weight, body mass index, flexibility, hand grip strength, standing long jump, balance, sprint, agility, 30-second sit-up, 30-second push-up, countermovement jump, anaerobic power, Yo-yo Intermittent recovery test level 1 and maximum oxygen consumption values were recorded. SPSS 21.0 package program was used in the analysis of the data. ANOVA test was utilized for comparisons between groups. In addition, Tukey and Tamhane T2 tests were used to identify from which groups the significant difference originated. The significance level was accepted as P<0.05.

Results: As a result of the study, height and body weight parameters were in favor of goalkeepers between goalkeepers and midfielders, body mass index and anaerobic power parameters were between defenders and midfielders in favor of defenders, 30-second sit-up, 30-second push-up parameters were between goalkeepers and defenders. Furthermore, statistically significant differences were determined in favor of defenders between defenders, goalkeepers, and midfielders in the Yo-yo intermittent recovery parameter. In addition, there were no statistically significant differences between positions in six of the twelve parameters (flexibility, 30-meter sprint, agility, countermovement jump, hand grip strength, and standing long jump).

Conclusion: As a result, it can be asserted that the physical performance differences between positions are gradually decreasing in modern football.

Key Words: Amateur footballer, Position, Physical performance

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Yüksel, M., & Koç, . (2023). A STUDY ON AMATEUR FOOTBALL PLAYERS' PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS IN RELATION TO THEIR POSITIONS. Journal Of Athletic Performance And Nutrition, 9(2), 9-21. doi:10.31131/japn.v9i2.129
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