Soccer Players RUN How Far on the Field???
Did you say 7 miles???
That’s how far the average soccer player will run in a single game during this year’s World Cup. But if you think that sounds exhausting consider this: the referees run even more. All this despite the fact that the game lasts 90 minutes over a 100-yard field.
Want to know how soccer compares to other competitive sports? Check it out:
Football: 1.25 miles on average (receivers and cornerbacks)
Baseball: .046 miles!
Basketball: 2.9 miles according to RunnersWorld.com
Tennis: 3 miles during a match.
Are these distances what you expected?
That’s a WHOLE lot of calories being burnt all around. How about this stat: According to Harvard Health Publications, the average soccer player (155 – 185 pounds) burns about 260-311 calories for 30 minutes of play time.