Technology for Soccer Sport: The Human Side in the Technical Part

  • Luisa Varriale
  • Domenico Tafuri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 247)


This paper aims to analyze how new technologies are applied in the sport field with specific focus on soccer sport and the related training process. Recently, different areas in the sport sector have been deeply changed thanks to technology, mainly information technology (IT) and internet, with relevant social and economic effects. Starting from the different sub-organizational areas identified in the literature (sport management, sport medicine, athletes’ performance improvement, disability and social integration, sporting event management process), this paper focuses on the soccer sport, evidencing the main effects derived from the technology in terms of the cohabitation of human side and technical part in this specific team sport. This phenomenon is still under searched, so this theoretical study, conducted through a deep review of the literature, aims to propose a more clear picture of the social, economic and technical implications of technology in the soccer area, also identifying new research perspectives.


Technology Sport Soccer Training Performance improvement 


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  1. 1.University of Naples “Parthenope”NaplesItaly

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