Table 1. Mean distances covered (± Standard Deviation) by First Division Brazilian soccer players ( = 55) according to playing positions, ranges of velocities (V1 to V5) and game period (1 and 2 halves). The players were classified in five positional groups: central defenders (CD, = 15), external defenders (ED, = 12), central midfield players (CM, = 11), external midfield players (EM, = 9) and forwards (F, = 8). All values of distances covered are in meters. |