Which Sports Players Run the Most?

Which sports players run the most? To any soccer fan, or soccer mom or dad there is not doubt. Soccer. In fact the difference is startling. The major Pro and school sports of baseball, football and basketball can't hold a candle to the distance covered by by most soccer players, withe the exception of a keeper. Only Tennis comes even remotely close. Though not as large as the pros, youth soccer players from U11 up often play on fields that are as large as or larger than a football field. Even if these players only cover 75% of the distance it would mean they are covering 21 miles in a 4 game tournament over two days! (if they play the entire game) More than the distance of a half marathon, even without playing the entire game.

Who runs the most? Midfielders, particularly right midfielders. Keepers run the least but hey, they do have a pretty crazy job. On a side note, only 2% of that running is with the ball.

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Data Source - The New York Post