Football Yo-Yo Test Results

Here are some yo-yo test results of football (soccer) players. The scores have been taken from various sources online, and their accuracy cannot always be confirmed. Yo-Yo Test results from elite player are hard to come by as clubs and countries are reluctant to release the information. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal is rumored to have registered 75 (21.8), while Neymar of Brazil reportedly has reached 73 (21.6), though they are not necessarily expected to be the top performer in their teams.

Football Yo-Yo Test Scores (males)

rank score player team
1 22.7 Billy Daniels Coventry City FC, England
2 22.4 D. Kenny Palraj Malaysia
3 22.4 Joe Partington England
4 21.8 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
5 21.6 Neymar Brazil
6 21.5 Gareth Bale Wales)

notes:

  1. Billy Daniels, from YouTube video of a pre-season training yo-yo test for Coventry City FC in 2013
  2. D. Kenny Palraj, midfielder in the National Under-23 side. Test conducted at the National Sports Institute. (published in the http://www.thestar.com.my, 16 Aug 2013).
  3. Joe Partington, achieved at the AFC Bournemouths pre-season training camp on 3/7/2010.
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo, online rumour
  5. Neymar, online rumour
  6. Gareth Bale, was quoted as the best ranked with a Yo-Yo 2,880m in an article www.theguardian.com in 2014

Football Yo-Yo Test Scores (females)

rank score player sport/team
1 19.1 Kelley O'Hara Football (soccer), USA
2 18.6 Kristine Lilly Football (soccer), USA
3 18.5 Kelly Hasty Soccer (Manhattan College)
4 18.4 Nicole Copp Soccer (Manhattan College)
5 17.5 Morgan Ryan Soccer, Saint Louis University
6 17.5 Nathalie Saldana Soccer, SEU
7 17.5 Lynsey Kelly Soccer, SEU
8 17.5 Leah Magucci Soccer, PLU
9 17.5 Bri Hunting Soccer, PLU
10 17.5 Taylor Lunde Soccer, PLU
11 17.2 Lauren Arthaud Soccer, Saint Louis University

notes:

  1. Kelley O'Hara, 22-year-old Kelley O'Hara has the record for the US women's soccer team (from an article on US soccer online, 9 Jan 2011)
  2. Kristine Lilly, Soccer legend ran 49 shuttles on September 2010 at the age of 39 (18.6), setting the record for the US Women's National Team. (from an article on US soccer online, 9 Jan 2011)
  3. Kelly Hasty, Manhattan College W Soccer (via instagram)
  4. Nicole Copp, Manhattan College W Soccer (via instagram)
  5. Morgan Ryan, Soccer, Saint Louis University (via SLU twitter)
  6. Nathalie Saldana, SEU Soccer player (via twitter), April 19 2018
  7. Lynsey Kelly, SEU Soccer player (via twitter), April 19 2018
  8. Leah Magucci, PLU Soccer player (via twitter)
  9. Bri Hunting, PLU Soccer player (via twitter)
  10. Taylor Lunde, PLU Soccer player (via twitter)
  11. Lauren Arthaud, Soccer, Saint Louis University (via SLU twitter)

 

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Reference: Jens Bangsbo, F. Marcello Iaia and Peter Krustrup, (2008) The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test: A Useful Tool for Evaluation of Physical Performance in Intermittent Sports, Sports Medicine 2008; 38 (1): 37-51.

 


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