Biomechanics and Aerodynamics in Soccer

  • Matt Carré
  • Takeshi Asai
Part of the Bioengineering, Mechanics, and Materials: Principles and Applications in Sports book series (BEPS, volume 1)


Most of the physical activity carried out in soccer consists of either primary movements (e.g. sprinting, jumping etc.) or kicking a football (with the aim being either an accurate pass to another player or the scoring of a goal). This chapter describes a number of studies that have been carried out to examine the physical interactions that occur during these situations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matt Carré
    • 1
  • Takeshi Asai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationYamagata University, Koshirakawa Yamagata-cityYamagataJapan

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