Do football players work out a lot?

No they don't. Typically they have training only the morning. Sometimes they have also training the afternoon, but it is non physical. It consists of video observation or tactics most of the time.For their defense, over training is maybe worse than not enough. Injury rates increase exponentially if you overwork.Most of pro training is

Who is the most underrated footballer of recent times?

Emile Heskey. Period. We have seen strikers and we have have seen defenders, but never ever had the footballing world witnessed a  defensive striker, a position Heskey donned with magnificence. His goal missing ability had always been underrated by fans and pundits alike. 5

Why do professional footballers (soccer) get cramps when playing extra time? Why don't they train to be able to play for two hours instead of one and a half?

Muscle cramps aren't the result of the player's training and conditioning. The cramps are the result of the player's performance and exercise in response to the game situations, the opponents' actions, and the environmental conditions. Factors leading to cramp include:expenditure of fuel needed by muscle cells

Why is football considered the best sport in the world?

It's the greatest sport for many reasons.First, It can be played by everyone. Doesn't matter if you're rich or not. You can go to Africa and see kids play with cans. Money is no issue.Second, It's so diverse. I know... diverse? What does he mean by that? Ever watched basketball and notice that there are

Can I make it as a professional footballer?

TBH for shorter smaller players it's harder to break into a top side and get recruited, you have to be much better in comparison to a player of bigger stature.If you have some physical attribute, like speed, endurance, aggressiveness, to

How to be a professional footballer

Note that as a soccer player whether you're pro, semi-pro, play for a Sunday team, play as an amateur or play as a hobby.It is important to be able to do a bit of everything. Be able to understand how to play in goal, how to play in defence, how to play midfield, how

How to start a soccer career

Mr/Mrs AnonymousNobody here can give you a useful answer without knowing your actual background and level of footballing skill.Refer to this answer if you already 18Greg Gordon's answer to I want to be a professional soccer player. I am 18 and a half now and I will

How good are bad professional athletes?

I'll give you an example. Pastor Maldonado was a notoriously bad F1 driver. He crashed himself. He crashed others, and he still went slow. The only time I've been impressed by his driving was when the team sent him out on slicks at Monaco in the rain. He negotiated the hairpin at approximately

How well would a professional football player do at soccer?

Probably about 75–80% of them wouldn't do very well at all, because the body size and composition for the positions is quite different from soccer.Soccer players most closely resemble corner backs and small wide receivers. A few larger wide receivers and safeties have the right build (minus some muscle) to be effective center backs and forwards,

Is it possible to never become injured?

Of course it's possible to never be injured but in all probability not plausible. Think about a new born baby taking its first steps. When they first start walking they trip and fall. They smash their knee or head and get a bruise. Not a major injury but an injury none the less. As far as a

Is it worth trying to be a Professional Footballer?

If you're old enough to post a question like this, you're probably past the usual age at which the best talent is discovered and then enrolled in an elite academy from which nearly all professional footballers come from. (Well....not all of them everywhere, but in the English speaking

What are good exercises for a teenage soccer player?

I was semi pro defender myself. I used to jog for 1km for warm up.  Followed by stretching exercises.  I dont knw name but there were separate for hip ankle knee and lower back.  With 3 repeatation. It was followed by squatting for

What are some of the mind-blowing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo?

HE WAS NAMED AFTER RONALD REAGAN  AT the time of Ronaldo's birth his father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, was a huge fan of actor and then US president Ronald Reagan, which influenced the young star's name. His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. HE WAS EXPELLED FROM SCHOOLAT just 14 years of age Cristiano

What do professional football players do after a match?

If you mean whether there are any enforceable rules created by any governing body, NO. There are absolutely no 'rules' to restrict what they can or can not do after a match.That said, every professional team has a team of skilled medics tasked with ensuring each player's fitness. So if

What is the maximum age for becoming a professional footballer? I am 12, can I become a professional footballer?

At 12,your best bet, would be to try and get into a junior team from a professional football club in your area.This is the easiest, and also the best way you can be guaranteed to get to play as a professional

Who could be a legitimate professional American football player and international football (soccer) player at the same time?

Manuel Neuer can play Tight End or QB because of his big hands, strong and tall body and arm strength. Have ever seen Neuer's long throws? He can throw soccer ball accurately to half line. If he can do with soccer ball, he can do it with Aerodynamic american football too. He can be a longsnapper too.Bale,

Who is the all time best footballer?

The most popular sport in the world, football has had some true heroes who have transcended the game itself and cemented their legacy in the minds of football fans forever. Is picking only the top 10 footballers from such a great pool of talented players even possible?I have attempted to do just that and

Who is the best player in the world?

Ever time best are Pele and Maradona, with a lot of runners up as Beckenbauer, Platini, Di Stefano, Puskas, Eusebio... Actually the best world player - according with FIFA WC and Golden Ball award ranking, having Zidane retired - is captain Cannavaro. He

Who is the best soccer player?

This is obviously just one man's opinion. It will include perceived legacy of past legends and current perception of active players. But there are two very important influences on my answer:A best player ever must have won the best tournament ever: the

Who is the third best soccer player in the world?

This player is undeniable.Ranking the podium is not easier in Football among players, interms of quality, success, longevity they possesses.Arguably, for most of fans' top 2 players has to be Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. So, well now we are ahead for choosing the 3rd best in the planet

Why do professional footballers wear tiny little shin pads?

Because guards are mostly useless and more of a ref thing than a player or coach thing. By the way, all professional footballers wear guards in compliance with the laws of the game. It's just that most recreational footballers (or more likely their

Why is football considered the best sport in the world?

It's the greatest sport for many reasons.First, It can be played by everyone. Doesn't matter if you're rich or not. You can go to Africa and see kids play with cans. Money is no issue.Second, It's so diverse. I know... diverse? What does he mean by that? Ever watched basketball and notice that there are almost no other

Why is soccer (despite being the most popular sport in the world) looked down on by many American Football players?

American football players have grown up in an environment where size and strength are valued over all other physical attributes. They play a game where knocking the crap out of the opponent is their main assignment on every play.During high school they are fawned over by the girls, pumped up by coaches and parents, feared

Why is soccer popular?

BECAUSE ITS VERY EASY TO PLAY!In comparison to other sports, Football (as I like to call it) is very easy to play with others. You only need a ball, if anything; because when i was young i used other things like soda cans, paper balls, plastic balls, really

Can football players quit?

A player can certainly retire at any time. However, they are then legally not able to sign a professional contract with another team until the existing contract expires. I presume that most professional contracts, having been written by highly paid lawyers, protect the club from a player retiring

How to improve upper body strength as a footballer

For pure strength , you need to build muscle . A few helpful workout sessions are :-Push ups . ( 40 reps ; 3 sets )Chin-ups. ( 15 reps ; 3 sets )Bicep curls .Tricep curls . Bench press . ( 40 kg ; to

How to keep a team motivated to win? I am the coach of a successful football team, but over the time the players get satisfied and do not give their best in every game. How can I improve their long-term motivation to keep winning

Rotations!If there is one universal truth in football is that everyone wants glory, however, to achieve this one has to win and win and win... However, as humans we grow tired of it. Fortunately, in association football teams are made up of many players and as there is a starting lineup there is always

How do soccer referees determine the time added at the end of a game?

There is difference between Extra Time and Injury time. Extra time is not dependent on fouls/cards. It is of 30 minutes and is divided in two 15 minute halves.Injury time on the other hand is added at the end of the normal play, i.e. after the 90 minutes. Injury time is calculated

How to become a professional soccer player

Maybe I can shed some light on this question. ( I've played professionally on 4 continents and I currently play in the Finnish Superliga in Europe for ROPS Rovaniemi)  Most of the answers I've seen don't really provide any action steps and I get the sense that most

How does a football player play football when wearing glasses?

They definitely dont play with Glasses. Its absolutely horrible, there is a lot of movement, heavy crashes and sprints in the field, and every aspect of football may be hindered if you use them. Like said above, Davids is an exception to

How much can Cristiano Ronaldo bench press?

Firstly Ronaldo does not bench press . You might have seen his videos where he does but it's just for show . He does weighted push ups and decline push-ups that keep him athletic and strong . He might be doing compound exercises off season . Cause with compound exercises like bench

I'm trying for an athletic body, like the kind which football players have, its been 6 months since I started working out, though I have a better looking body, I just can't achieve that. Could I be getting something wrong?

Do u run a lot like them.In that 90minutes game each football player except goalkeeper runs at least 10 km.Everyday they do at least 700 squats, and many moreAnd what about diet

Is it easier to play soccer or to play football?

My perspective: I've played soccer my entire life and never played competitive football. I now have one season of rugby under my belt and didn't completely suck.If your question is asking

What do football players do?

They train and play their games, but I think is much beyond that. Football is now one of the greatest industries in the World which revenue billions of dollars annually and each player invests in his training, performance and skills to have a return in his commercial publicity which in returns provides him a good

What do professional soccer players drink during half time?

I will add a specification here, they most likely don't drink energy drinks as the sugar peak could be detrimental if it declines before the match is over.I am very sure every professional club drink sport drinks, however. The difference is not big looking at the names, but the contents are not

What is it like to play against a professional football (soccer) player? Can professional defenders attack better than amateur attackers?

A sobering experience.I've played against one or two in my time (only in friendlies) and the step up in level between a professional compared to a - very average - player like myself, is frightening.We had a charity game one day

What is the difference between 'footballer' and 'football player'?

To the best of my knowledge, they both mean the same thing.When using the online Oxford Dictionary, it gives these definitions:footballer | Definition of footballer in English by Oxford Dictionariesfootball player | Definition of football player

What soccer position is hardest to play?

In football, you can draw a distinction between two types of players. Those that are intellectually superior, and those that are physically superior. Obviously, the players that excel in both those attributes are the best players in the world. The Cristiano's,

Which football player has aged the worst?

Probably the best place to start for declining EPL players is to look for those who have disappeared to China, Japan, the Middle East or the MLS. Turkey, however, is great landing pad for the declining players who are not

Which footballer had a promising start to his career but Vanished soon?

There's quite a list of those who are currently playing and can turn their careers around (I hope they do):Bojan Krkic: thought to be the biggest thing from La Masia since Lionel Messi, Bojan simply could not replicate his youth league form

Who is your best football player?

One of the most underrated player of today is Benzema. Either Robert Lewandowski, Luis Suarez or Sergio Aguero are the go-to choice for modern football's best striker, with Benzema barely getting a mention.If he continues to remain under the radar, Benzema won't mind one bit as

Why do football players bench 225 specifically?

The significance of 225 lb is that, it is part of a study called the NFL 225 Test, which they use to assess muscular performance. This test was often thought to assess muscular endurance, but a recent study assessed the predictive potential of the NFL-225 test in estimating 1-rep maximum (1RM) bench press performance in Division

Why do football players run on treadmills?

Sprinting endurance is important too and I'm sure they practice that as well. But as a football match lasts 90 minutes, it's advantageous to be able to run for longer periods of time so that you're not exhausted after the first 5 minutes. If you want to be able to kick a ball accurately and

Why do football players wear a jockstrap?

Virtually no soccer players bother with a jockstrap or cup, simply because there is not that much risk. Soccer players usually wear compression underwear or sliding shorts, which have support and sometimes a small amount of protection.The goalkeeper is most likely to

Why do professional footballers (soccer) get cramps when playing extra time? Why don't they train to be able to play for two hours instead of one and a half?

Muscle cramps aren't the result of the player's training and conditioning. The cramps are the result of the player's performance and exercise in response to the game situations, the opponents' actions, and the environmental conditions. Factors leading to cramp include:expenditure of fuel needed by muscle cells to extend or

Why do soccer players spit all the time when playing?

I used to spit in my gloves. Most modern goalkeepers (I.e youth players today) never knew the struggle of keeping sticky gloves because gloves today are like glue on the palms.But in dry conditions, spitting on your gloves gave you a lot of added grip. That was passed down to us by the older generation (mind you, I'm

Why don't people seem to like Soccer moms?

Why don't people seem to like Soccer moms?I think a lot of it stems from a general anti-suburban sentiment in the U.S.Though about twice as many Americans live in the suburbs vs. urban areas, there is a general anti-suburban trend, harbored by both those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural areas.

Do soccer players in the US have to play elite club soccer to end up in college soccer?

Do soccer players in the US have to play elite club soccer to end up in college soccer? I don't mean on a scholarship. I mean just play on the team. Can you try out once you get into the college? Both my kids play elite club soccer now but I think club soccer