p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Cem Sinan ASLAN1, Ender EYUBOĞLU2

1Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksek Okulu, Burdur
2Bartın Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksek Okulu, Bartın

Keywords: Soccer, cold, heat, altitude


Sports are divided into sub-headings according to structural characteristics as team sports and individual sports; according to the physiological characteristics as aerobic- and anaerobic-based sports. In addition, they may be described as "in-door" and "out-door", as well. While basketball, handball, volleyball are classified as "in-door" sports; cross country, mountaineering, skiing are classified as "out-door" sports. Football is one of the outdoor sports, and is highly influenced by external factors. Indeed, beyond affecting players’ performance, sometimes these factors may lead to unwanted consequences regarding the athlete’s health. In this review, it is targeted to examine the effects of different environmental conditions such as cold, heat and altitude on soccer players' performance and health, through referring to the results of previous studies.