Professional players are exposed to sports science on a daily basis as they are monitored, tested and tracked by their coaches.
Our exclusive survey found that 80% of fans felt that sports science was a necessity for professional football. Meanwhile, those in the game feel it is only going to involve more technology in the future.
Do you think you can cope with the demands of being a star player? Find out for yourself in the interactive game, Be the Player, below. (For the ultimate experience click on the ‘Fullscreen’ option in the bottom right corner)
For more on The Beautiful Science:
Watch – The role of sports science day-to-day in a Premier League club
Listen – The technology in football debate with two leading practitioners
Learn – Travel through time to see the progression of sports science in the beautiful game
Survey – Find out what the fans think of the growing field of sports science and use of technology in football
Read – The Beautiful Science: Virtual reality set to take football into a new age of technological innovation