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Fizička kultura
2015, vol. 69, iss. 2, pp. 129-137
article language: Serbian, English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 05/01/2016
doi: 10.5937/fizkul1502129J
Comparative analysis of football technical competitive activity between UEFA Champions League and Serbian Superliga
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education

e-mail: aleksandar.jankovic@fsfv.bg.ac.rs

Abstract

This paper is aimed at comparing the use of technique elements by the teams and players who play in the elite level club competition Champions League and the Serbian professional football league. The results of the study were obtained by observing an overall of 20 randomly chosen games, 10 from the Champions League (CL) and 10 from the Serbian SuperLiga (SSL). The processing and analysis of the results included each contact with the ball of the players during the play. In the previously designed observing protocol we recorded each technical element, of five groups of technical elements: ball kicks (6 variables - elements), ball receiving (12 variables - elements), disguising movements and dribbles (6 variables - elements), takeover and carrying the ball. The research showed that there are differences in using of certain technical elements in the two analysed competitions. Kicks, receiving and carrying of the ball are significantly more used in the CL while no differences were manifested regarding the use of certain types of kicks and ball receiving. Additionally, there are differences in distribution of certain types of kicks and ball receiving. In the CL significantly more applied are instep drives (70% of all kicks), while in the SSL headers and inside part hard kicks are by far more frequent compared to the CL. The way of ball receiving is partially conditioned by the stated difference in ball kick usage so exploiting of instep ball receiving (rolling ball) is the dominant element of ball receiving technique especially in the competitions of the CL. Dribbling application did not show any difference between the football players of the two analysed competitions, where the basic dribbles were the most applied ones (65-70%).

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