[Requirements and risk profile of soccer-playing children. Orthopedic aspects]

Schweiz Z Sportmed. 1992 Dec;40(4):169-73.
[Article in German]


Although the rate of injuries in soccer is high, this sport puts children only at moderate risk of getting injured. In younger children this risk is very low but the number and severity of injuries increases with puberty. The most common cause for injuries is a collision with another player, the most common injury is distortion of the talocrural joint. Playing soccer indoors is more dangerous than playing outdoors. The danger of accidents and injuries can be reduced by preventive measures, such as weight categories in children leagues.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Anthropometry
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Environment
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Soccer / injuries*