Science and Medicine in Football, Vol. 5, 2021, Issue sup1: Training and Playing Football in the COVID-19 Pandemic


A special issue only for one virus: has the football research community responded well to the pandemic?
Tim Meyer & Franco M. Impellizzeri
Pages: 1-1 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1985904

Case Report

Does playing football (soccer) lead to SARS-CoV-2 transmission? – A case study of 3 matches with 18 infected football players –
Florian Egger, Oliver Faude, Sebastian Schreiber, Barbara C. Gärtner & Tim Meyer
Pages: 2-7 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1895442

Short Communications

Environmental surface contamination with SARS-CoV-2 in professional football clubs
Yorck O. Schumacher, Montassar Tabben, Karim Chamari, Peter Dzendrowskyj, Roald Bahr, Khalid Hassoun, Ahmed Khellil Abbassi, Meryem Bensaad, Bayan Al Barghouthi, Moza Alishaq, Rayyan Abdulaziz Attya Fadel & Andrew M. Jeremijenko
Pages: 8-12 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1941227

Surveillance for COVID-19 in the English Football League 2019-2020
Subhashis Basu, Richard Higgins, Aneil Malhotra & Imtiaz Ahmad
Pages: 13-16 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1900590

An analysis of Bundesliga matches before and after social distancing by COVID-19
Hugo A. P. Santana, Otávio Baggiotto Bettega & Rodolfo Dellagrana
Pages: 17-21 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1903540

Physical match performance and injuries in professional soccer before and after the COVID-19 break
Maximiliane Thron, Sascha Härtel, Alexander Woll, Ludwig Ruf, Timo Gross & Stefan Altmann
Pages: 31-34 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1955955

Detraining of specific neuromuscular qualities in elite footballers during COVID-19 quarantine
Daniel D. Cohen, Alfredo Restrepo, Chris Richter, John R. Harry, Martino V. Franchi, Carlos Restrepo, Rodrigo Poletto & Matt Taberner
Pages: 26-31 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2020.1834123

Exploring sports nutritionists’ and players’ perspectives of nutrition practice within English professional football during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jennie L. Carter, Adam. L. Kelly, Rachel A. Williams, Tom J. Ford & Matthew Cole
Pages: 32-37 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1984559

The COVID-19 lockdown in Australia: a case study of exercise programming in male academy football players to prepare for return to play
J. A. Sampson, N. Gibson, M. Whalan & S. Veith
Pages: 38-43 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1983203

Original Investigations

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on professional soccer players’ match physical activities
Ermanno Rampinini, Marco Martin, Andrea Bosio, Federico Donghi, Domenico Carlomagno, Marco Riggio & Aaron J Coutts
Pages: 44-52 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1995033

The psychological impact of COVID-19 infection on athletes: example of professional male football players
Yavuz Lima, Nevzad Denerel, Nazli Deniz Öz & Seckin Senisik
Pages: 53-61 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1933156


Resilience as a protective factor for well-being and emotional stability in elite-level football players during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
Esben Elholm Madsen, Peter Krustrup, Carsten Hvid Larsen, Anne-Marie Elbe, Johan Michael Wikman, Andreas Ivarsson & Franziska Lautenbach
Pages: 62-69 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1959047

Mental health and well-being during COVID-19 lockdown: A survey case report of high-level male and female players of an Italian Serie A football club
Andreas Ivarsson, Alan McCall, Stephen Mutch, Alessia Giuliani, Rita Bassetto & Maurizio Fanchini
Pages: 70-75 | DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1962540

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