Anthropometric and Physiological Profiles of Football Players in Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Keywords:Football, Physiology, Blood pressure, playing position
The objective of the study was to compare Anthropometric and physiological profiles of different playing
position football players in the Tigray region, Ethiopia. From a total of 200 Tigray region football players,
101 different playing positions (Gk, DF, MF, and SK)were selected with purposive sampling technique.
Descriptive cross-sectional design and quantitative research method were employed to compare physiological
variables Systolic blood pressure (SBP), Diastolic blood pressure (DBP), Mean arterial pressure (MAP),
and resting heart rate (RHR) of players. To determine the significant difference between different club
football players one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result showed that there were no significant
differences between age, BMI, Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, and
resting heart rate. But, there were significances different on height and weight of Goalkeepers, Defenders,
Midfielders and Strikers football players P< 0.05. It was concluded that there was no significant difference
between SBP, DBP, MAP, and RHR of different position football players. Coaches and sport science experts
take into consideration factors, height,weight,Body mass index, and position of football players during
evaluating physiological tests.
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