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Table 2 Match running performance by ranking position

From: Analysis of team success based on match technical and running performance in a professional soccer league

Variables High-ranked (Mean ± SD) Medium-ranked (Mean ± SD) Low-ranked (Mean ± SD) F p ηp2
Maximum speed (km/h) 33.55 ± 0.43c 33.35 ± 0.27 33.05 ± 0.41a 3.97 0.03 0.19
TD with ball possession (km) 47.24 ± 6.92b,c 40.75 ± 9.15a 40.23 ± 4.05a 17.10  ≤ 0.01 0.51
TD without possession (km) 42.79 ± 3.91b,c 47.80 ± 2.00a 47.57 ± 1.95a 12.71  ≤ 0.01 0.44
SPD with ball possession (km) 2168.50 ± 164.02b,c 1925.48 ± 226.52a 1868.65 ± 68.47a 7.53  ≤ 0.01 0.31
SPD without possession (km) 2107.46 ± 242.15 2129.92 ± 237.83 2141.17 ± 112.54 0.06 0.95 0.00
SPA with ball possession 105.52 ± 0.16b,c 93.41 ± 0.23a 91.84 ± 0.07a 10.25  ≤ 0.01 0.38
SPA without possession 111.69 ± 11.15 113.81 ± 11.42 111.76 ± 5.50 0.17 0.84 0.01
  1. TD  total distance, SPD sprinting distance, SPA sprinting actions; astatistical difference (p < 0.05) to high-ranked teams; bstatistical difference (p < 0.05) to medium-ranked teams; cstatistical difference (p < 0.05) to low-ranked teams