Table 3. Mean distances covered ( Standard Deviation) by First Division Brazilian soccer players (n=55) in the 1st, 2nd halves compared to similar data reported in the literature.

Article

Players

1st Half (m)

2nd Half (m)

Total (m)

Diff (%)

Bangsbo (1991)

 

5520

5250

10800

5%

Hennig and Briehle (2000)

 

-

-

10600

4%

(Rienzi et al., 2000)

17 South American professionals
6 English Premier League

4605 (625)

4415 (634)

8638 (1158)
10104 (703)

4%

(Mohr et al., 2003)

18 top class
24 moderate

5510 (100)
5200 (140)

5350 (90)
5130 (120)

10860 (180)
10330 (260)

3%
1%

(Thatcher and Batterham, 2004)

12 professional
12 under 19s

-

-

10274 (609)
9741 (882)

-

(Krustrup et al., 2005)

14 elite female

-

-

10300 range: 9700-11300

-

(Rampinini et al., 2006)

18 Professional

-

-

10864 (918)

8%

(Di Salvo et al., 2006

300 Elite European

5709 (485)

5684 (663)

11393 (1016)

9%

Present paper

55 First Division Brazilian

5173 (394)

4808 (375)

10012 (1024)

7%

Diff. refers to percentage difference in relation to distances covered in the first and second halves.