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Football Fitness

Football Fitness. The Daily Telegraph recently published distance / running statistics on all the Premiership teams for the first 5 games of this season. We have broken them down into the total distance each team runs per game and the average distance run per player per game.

These statistics give a general over view. The stats can be slightly distorted by the fact they would include GK’s and they don’t take into account teams who have had players sent off. But, none the less they make very interesting and probably uncomfortable reading ¬†for supporters of some teams.

Judge for yourself, if you think that hard work and football fitness is or isn’t important and how that might influence some of the training you might do as coaches with your team at the Grassroots level. Look at the statistic on the average distance run by the table toppers on individual Liverpool players – 10.57 km per game and bottom of the table Manchester United – 9.57 km, one kilometer per game difference per player!

 

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Football Fitness distance run table after the first 5 games

Rank

Team Team distance after 5 games Team distance per game

Individual player per game

1 Liverpool 581.6 km 116.32 km 10.57 km
2 Man City 570.7 km 114.14 km 10.38 km
3 Tottenham 565.9 km 113.19 km 10.29 km
4 Burnley 565.9 km 113.18 km 10.29 km
5 West Bromwich Albion 562.9 km 112.58 km 10.23 km
6 Arsenal 556.4 km 11.28 km 10.17 km
7 Middlesbrough 554.6 km

 

110.98 km 10.01km
8 Bournemouth 549.4 km 109.88 km 9.99 km
9 Southampton 545.1 km 109.02 km 9.91 km
10 Leicester City 544.8 km 108.96 km 9.90 km
11 Swansea 543.2 km 108.64 km 9.88 km
12 Everton 541.2 km 108.24 km 9.84 km
13 West Ham 539.5 km 107.90 km 9.81 km
14 Chelsea 539.4 km 107.88 km 9.80 km
15 Watford 539.1km 107.82 km 9.89 km
16 Stoke City 536.4 km 107.28 km 9.75 km
17 Hull City 536.3 km 107.26 km 9.75 km
18 Crystal Palace 536.3 km 107.26 km 9.75 km
19 Sunderland 526.7 km 105.34 km 9.58 km
20 Man Utd 526.6 km 105.32 km 9.57 km

 

Current Premier league Table

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