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Marko Gusic1, Stevo Popovic2, Slavko Molnar1, Bojan Masanovic3, Mica Radakovic1

1University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Novi Sad, Serbia
2University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sports and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
3Agriculture Highschool, Backa Topola, Serbia

Sport-Specific Morphology Profile: Differences in Anthropometric Characteristics among Elite Soccer and Handball Players

Sport Mont 2017, 15(1), 3-6


The aim of this study was to obtain the relevant knowledge about significant differences in some anthropometric characteristics of top soccer and handball players. The sample included 41 male subjects divided into two subsamples. The first subsample included 25 subjects, who train in the senior selection in the Football club "Vojvodina" from Novi Sad, while the other subsample included 16 subjects who train in the senior selection in the Handball club "Vrbas" from Vrbas. The variables sample included 20 anthropometric measures that defined longitudinal and transversal dimensionality of skeleton, volume and mass of the body, and subcutaneous adipose tissue. The results were analysed in a statistical procedure marked as a significance testing of two arithmetic means of the independent samples, a t-test at the level of significance of p<0.05. It was concluded, based on these results, that significant differences occur in all variables for evaluation of subcutaneous adipose tissue, except for the skinfold of the upper arm and forearm, and in variables for evaluation of body height, body mass, the minimum circumference of the upper arm and lower leg, and the maximum circumference of the upper arm, forearm, upper leg and lower leg.


anthropometric characteristics, soccer players, handball players, professional sport

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