Goal scoring in elite male football: A systematic review

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Title: Goal scoring in elite male football: A systematic review
Authors: Pratas, José Maria | Volossovitch, Anna | Carita, Ana Isabel
Keywords: Game analysis | Team sport | Tactics | Performance indicators | Soccer
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2018, 13(1): 218-230. doi:10.14198/jhse.2018.131.19
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to review the available literature on goal scoring in elite male football leagues. A systematic search of two electronic databases (SPORTDiscus with Full Text and ISI Web Knowledge All Databases) was conducted and of the 610 studies initially identified, 19 were fully analysed. Studies that fitted all the inclusion criteria were organised according to the research approach adopted (static or dynamic). The majority of these studies were conducted in accordance with the static approach (n=15), where the data were collected without considering dynamic of performance during matches and were analysed using standard statistical methods for data analysis. They focused predominantly on a description of key performance indicators (technical and tactical). Meanwhile, in a few studies the dynamic approach (n=4) was adopted, where performance variables were recorded taking into account the chronological and sequential order in which they occurred. Different advanced analysis techniques for assessing performance evolution over time during the match were used in this second group of studies. The strengths and limitations of both approaches in terms of providing the meaningful information for coaches are discussed in the present study.
Sponsor: The first author was funded by a PhD grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/80719/2011).
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2018.131.19 | http://hdl.handle.net/10045/72465
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2018.131.19
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.jhse.ua.es/
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2018, Vol. 13, No. 1

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