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Dragan Milanovic1, Dinko Vuleta1, Antonio Sisic1

1University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Croatia

Comparative Analysis of Morphological Characteristics of Goalkeepers in Football and Handball

Razlike između fudbalskih i rukometnih golmana u morfološkim karakteristikama

Monten. J. Sports Sci. Med. 2012, 1(1), 5-9

Abstract (ENG)

The goal of this research was to determine differences between top football and handball goalkeepers in morphological characteristics. The sample consisted of 10-13 handball and 7-10 football top senior goalkeepers. Morphological characteristics were assessed using a battery of 12 anthropometrical variables – 4 variables for the assessment of longitudinal skeletal dimensionality, 4 for subcutaneous adipose tissue, and 4 for body voluminosity. The standard central and dispersion parameters were calculated for all the variables. The significance of differences between football and handball goalkeepers in the measured morphological characteristics were determined by t-test for independent samples. It was determined that the handball and football goalkeepers differ in the following variables: arm span (ALRR), back skinfold (ANL), upper arm skinfold (ANNAD), abdomen skinfold (ANT), right thigh circumference (AVONATD), waist circumference (AVOT), and body mass (AVTT). The football goalkeepers had lower values in longitudinal skeletal dimensionality, subcutaneous adipose tissue and body voluminosity.

Keywords (ENG)

Football Goalkeepers, Handball Goalkeepers, Morphological Characteristics, Differences

Abstract (MNE)

Cilj je ovog istraživanja utvrditi razlike među vrhunskim fudbalskim i rukometnim golmanima u morfološkim karakteristikama. Uzorak ispitanika čini 10-13 rukometnih i 7-10 fudbalskih seniorskih golmana hrvatskih nacionalnih selekcija ili prvoligaških klubova. Morfološke karakteristike procjenjivane su baterijom od 12 antropometrijskih varijabla – 4 varijable za procjenu longitudinalne dimenzionalnosti skeleta, 4 varijable za procjenu potkožnog masnog tkiva te 4 mjere za procjenu voluminoznosti tijela. Izračunati su standardni centralni i disperzivni parametri morfoloških varijabla. Značajnost razlika između fudbalskih i rukometnih golmana u mjerenim morfološkim karakteristikama utvrđena je t – testom za nezavisne uzorke. Utvrđeno je kako se rukometni i nogometni vratari razlikuju u sljedećim varijablama: raspon ruku (ALRR), kožni nabor leđa (ANL), kožni nabor nadlaktice (ANNAD), kožni nabor na trbuhu (ANT), opseg natkoljenice desne (AVONATD), opseg trbuha (AVOT) i težina tijela (AVTT). Vrhunski fudbalski golmani imaju manju longitudinalnu dimenzionalnost skeleta, imaju manje potkožnog masnog tkiva te manju voluminoznost tijela od rukometnih golmana.

Keywords (MNE)

Nogometni vratari, rukometni vratari, morfološka obilježja, razlike



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