Influencia del estatus profesional de los jugadores de fútbol en la frecuencia y gravedad de las lesiones:estudio piloto comparativo

  1. Lorenzo Benito del Pozo
  2. Carlos Ayán Pérez
  3. Gonzalo Revuelta Benzanilla
  4. Antonio Maestro Fernández
  5. Tania Fernández Villa
  6. Vicente Martín Sánchez
Apunts: Medicina de l'esport

ISSN: 1886-6581

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 49

Issue: 181

Pages: 20-24

Type: Article


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  • Scopus Cited by: 12 (09-06-2023)
  • Dialnet Metrics Cited by: 1 (08-06-2023)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 0 (18-05-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 12 (10-04-2023)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2014
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.194
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 171/265
  • Area: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 114/194
  • Area: Sports Science Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 110/127

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  • Year 2014
  • Journal Impact: 0.250
  • Field: DEPORTE Quartile: C2 Rank in field: 18/44


  • Social Sciences: B

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2014
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.6
  • Area: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Percentile: 34
  • Area: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Percentile: 25


(Data updated as of 10-04-2023)
  • Total citations: 12
  • Recent citations: 4
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 2.83


Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency and severity of injuries sustained by members of a single soccer team over two seasons when they played in the two divisions. Methods: Comparative study between two levels of professional soccer: the Spanish First Division (FD), and Second Division (SD). The original sample consisted of professional players of the same team whose injuries were prospectively recorded over the 2006-2007 (SD) and 2008-2009 (FD) seasons. Results: Of a total of 101 injuries registered, 64 (63.4%) were considered minor, 26 (25.7%) moderate, and 11 (10.9%) major. The incidence of moderate or major injuries during training was three times higher in FD (3.36 vs 1.01; RR = 3.30), as was the total of injuries during match play (52.82 vs 16.01; RR = 3.30). Regarding days lost, the incidence was higher in FD in both training (60%) and matches (30%). The number of days lost per 1000 hours exposure was a 50% higher in FD (129.60 vs 85.01 days/1000 h exposure). Conclusions: The results show that in Spanish football, professional status may be a determining factor regarding injuries. Besides, these findings confirm the fact that workplace injury risk is considerably higher in professional football than in most other sectors. It would therefore seem necessary for clubs to take stock of the importance of developing injury prevention strategies and use their financial resources to reduce the overall risk to clubs and players.