For example, in football (soccer), tall goalkeepers have an advantage because they have greater armspans and can jump higher easily, so one will rarely, if ever, see a short goalkeeper at the professional level. However, shorter goalkeepers will have an easier time reaching low shots as they can reach the ground fractionally sooner than taller keepers. In attacking and wide positions, height is not always important with some of the best players in the world (i.e. Lionel Messi and Maradona) being shorter than average. However, height is generally considered advantageous for central defenders.
viernes, agosto 31, 2007
Muy bueno el redactor del artículo Human Height en la Wikipedia, particularmente la subsección: "Role of Height in Sports - Soccer":