English / European Football Seasons Performance Comparison: 2019-20 & 2020-21

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How do the 2020-21 season English / European football performance results compare to the 2019-20 season?

Did COVID-19 affect the results?

The following figures show the distribution of Nordic, hip adduction, and countermovement jump (CMJ) results in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

In 2020, the English football leagues were suspended for over three months. Similar interruptions were seen in leagues across Europe. Despite the impact of the global pandemic on the 2019-20 season, the following figures suggest no large differences in key Nordic, hip adduction, and CMJ results between last season and the most recent season.

Physical Performance Results

Nordic Force

  • Most common test during the 2020-21 season.
  • Over 24,000 Nordic tests were conducted.
  • The median test result was 414 N.

Hip Adduction Force

  • Over 11,000 hip adduction tests (at 45 and 60 degrees of hip flexion) were conducted during the 2020-21 season.
  • The median result was 422 N.
  • The most common hip adduction test position was with 45 degrees of hip flexion. 

CMJ Concentric Peak Power

  • Over 17,000 CMJ tests were conducted during the 2020-21 season using VALD’s 
  • The median relative concentric peak power result was 55 W/kg.

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📚 See more VALD Performance Data Reports:

AFLW Normative Data: Nordic, Hip Adduction and CMJ Results

Female Professional Athletes: Nordic and Hip Ad/Ab Results

National Football League (NFL) CMJ Results

European Football Report Season 2019-20: Nordic Strength

European Football Report Season 2019-20: Hip Adductor Strength


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