1Universi College, Physical Culture, Sport and Recreation, Prishtina, Kosovo
2University of Tetovo, Physical Education and Sport, Tetovo, North Macedonia
3University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
4State University of Novi Pazar, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Novi Pazar, Serbia
5Football Association of Albania, Performance Department, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tirana, Albania
Anthropometric Characteristics of Kosovo Superleague Footballers
The aimed of study is analyse the differences in some anthropometric characteristics and body composition be- tween footballers of two clubs in Kosovo, FC Feronikeli and SC Gjilani. The first sample consisted of 21 footballers of FC Feronikeli (22.62±3.46 years), current champion, cup and super cup winner in Kosovo at the time of the mea- surement in January 2020. The second sample consisted of 24 footballers of SC Gjilani (26.38±5.62 years), who was the leader of the Superleague of Kosovo at the time of the measurement in February 2020. Anthropometric characteristics were evaluated with following variables: body height, body weight, triceps skinfold, biceps skin- fold, skinfold of the back, abdominal skinfold, upper leg skinfold and lower leg skinfold. The body composition was evaluated with following variables: body mass index, fat percentage and muscle mass. The parameters of descriptive statistics all variables were calculated. The differences between the footballers of FC Feronikeli and SC Gjilani in the following variables were determined using a t-test. It was found that the footballers of the FC Feronikeli and SC Gjilani don’t have statistically significant differences by the variables.
footballers, Kosovar superleague, anthropometric characteristics, body composition
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