González, J.A. (2010). Nutritional balance and performance in soccer. A real proposal based in the supercompensation of carbohydrates. J Sport Health Res, 2(1):7-16



Nutritional control of the player is essential to achieve the maximum performance in the practice of soccer. In this work a general proposal of the structure of the diet pre, per and post-competition is shown.

It is amply demonstrated, is fundamental to adjust the caloric input to the metabolic consumption. In sport in general, as well as in the particular case of soccer, there are multitude of studies that they report about caloric consumption during a game, consequently they have themselves of necessary knowledge to establish a correct distribution of nutrition.

Many studies report than a strategy the nutricional based in a dissociated moderate diet provokes an increase of the stock of muscular glycogen that would result in a super-compensation of hydrates of carbon. In this way the day of the game the soccer players will be with optimal muscular reserves of glycogen.


Soccer, nutrition, performance, carbohydrates.


Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009