FOOTBALL SPECIAL: How Pro Footballers Train, Recover and Compete

The team gets to grips with the inner workings of a top professional football team in an interview with Nick Chadd, the Head of Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning at Portuguese giants Benfica. Chadd offers a unique perspective when it comes to player management, rest and recovery, talent identification and, most importantly, managing performance. Chadd has previously worked for the City Football Group and Manchester City, the English Institute of Sport, Wasps and Sheffield United.


Article on fatigue in football:

Good concise summary of some of the scientific and physiological elements of football:

Link to the Special Football edition of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance:

One article from that special edition, which details how muscle soreness and sleep quantity affect injury risk:

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