On average, Premier League & Championship footballers run 10km during a game. Over 1,000m of this will often be high intensity running. In general, during a full 90-minute match, a player’s heart rate will average at around 85% of its maximum rate. This will equate to a total energy expenditure of over 1,500 calories.
With this in mind, Aston Villa know that nutritional preparation has a big impact on the athletic performance of their players, especially towards the end of a match when energy stores are limited. Watch the video below to find out how the club fuel their players before, during and after a game.