Biology of Sport
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4/2021
vol. 38
 
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The prevalence and practices of caffeine use as an ergogenic aid in English professional soccer

Jason Tallis
1
,
Neil Clarke
1
,
Rhys Morris
1
,
Darren Richardson
1
,
Matthew Ellis
2
,
Emma Eyre
1
,
Michael Duncan
1
,
Mark Noon
1

1.
Center for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, Alison Gingell Building, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
2.
Department of Sport and Health, Newman University, Genners Lane, B32 3NT, UK
Biol Sport. 2021;38(4):525–534.
Online publish date: 2021/01/14
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The ergogenic properties of caffeine are well established, with evidence supporting beneficial effects for physical and technical elements of performance required for successful soccer match play. Despite this, recommended caffeine practices for professional soccer have not been established. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the use and behaviours surrounding caffeine use in elite English soccer clubs. Representatives of 36 clubs from the top four tiers of English professional football (40%) completed an online survey that sought to determine if, when, how and why caffeine was prescribed to players as a means of improving sports performance. Of the clubs sampled, 97% indicated that caffeine is provided to players as a means of improving performance. Caffeine is most commonly administered prior to (> 94%) and during a game (> 48%), with frequency uninfluenced by time of matches. There was a broad range and lack of consistency in the timing, dose and mode of caffeine administration, but doses were typically low. Evidence from the present study indicate a translational gap between science and practice, highlighting a need for future work to better understand how caffeine consumption can be optimised with respect to the specific demands and constraints in professional soccer.
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Ergogenic Aids, Football, Caffeine, Performance

 
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