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I play soccer and have spent lots of time thinking about why people are always dissing on it. But, what I don't understand is that they diss on it when they have never even tried it themselves. Sure, soccer isn't the most dangerous but you have to be in the best physical shape than any other sport. You have to be able to run 90+ minutes straight with only 5 minute break in the middle which is halftime. All but 3 players on each team have to play the full 90 minutes. So, if you are one of the people that diss on soccer... Think again, have you ever played it. Played it truly. Not 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 year old soccer, 13+ ages. Now, this is very competitive. Play on a competitive team, the ranked #1 team in the state you live in. It's hard!
Maybe this doesn't sound hard to you, but at soccer practice, to get in shape, we run 200 yards. Full sprint! But, it has to be in less than 30 seconds. Oh wait, not just one! 20 in a row. Yeah, it's hard. If anyone on my team sat out, we had to run...5 extra in front of everyone else. Our team was only 13 and 14 year old... GIRLS!
Try that next time you work out!
I've played varsity soccer since the beginning of my high school years. Soccer ranks among one of the most dangerous because they got a big field, 22 players and only 3 referees. A lot of sneak hits are made when the refs aren't looking. I played goal keep my freshman year and you get kicked, stepped on (with cleats), and injuries just diving for the ball. As in field play, I played defense and collided heads with an offender and suffered from a minor concussion, I didn't think much of it at the time so I kept playing later on in the same game I was playing defense and was running alongside an offender and my own goalie threw his body underneath me and the other guy to apprehend the ball and I had to jump over him but landed on my head thus turning my minor concussion into a full out concussion. This sport will always rank more dangerous than any sport with protective gear in my book any day. Go J-Town Chargers!
I have seen more injuries in soccer than just about any other sport. If the injury is not caused by contact, it is caused by an ankle roll (more likely with cleats because your foot can not slide).
I have seen plenty of concussions (two people going up for a header, anyone? ) and broken bones in soccer.. But perhaps the most debilitating injuries are the frequent knee injuries which can put someone out of commission for life.
I agree that soccer should be way higher up on the list. It gets more physical and sometimes the coaches don't pay any attention to you only because it's a whole TEAM sport and they are more than one players in it, it can be hard to watch out for one player to another. Once I've sprained my ankle, got slidetackled, got headbutted and way more. Got loads of bruises and all from soccer.
There is also NO protective gear, you only wear shin guards, which, really, when you think about it, won't help much at all. Soccer should at least be Number 2# in the list.
By the way, I play soccer for a youth club league team in a mixed team and I'm the only girl there since the 2 girls there quit, the rest are boys and believe me, they play hard. Once this dude kicked a ball into my private part and believe me, it WASN'T funny. It hurt a lot. Soccer should be higher on the list.
I've seen plenty of more risks in soccer than any other sport except horse back riding. But I won't add horse back riding in this because the horse is basically doing all the "sport". Soccer injuries aren't caused by physical contact. Some injuries can be caused by slide-tackles, ankle rolls or just a clumsy fall or slip!
It's also a hard sport to master if you don't train properly for it. Balls can be kicked in any desired direction and what if you don't kick the ball properly and it smacks right down to another persons face? OUCH! You could hurt yourself and others with the ball.
I just finished my Senior year at my high school for soccer and just in that little amount of time. We have had 17 injuries and 10 were concussions. Soccer is a violent sport and a lot of bad things happen in this game. I particularly have been thrown to the ground in at least 8 games this year. Making my record to 3 concussions and a dislocated thumb. All we have for padding is the little itty things of plastic protecting a half of our shins. They don't always work and a lot of injuries have occurred from it. We don't get breaks and it takes a lot out of you. Soccer is a dangerous sport whether football players want to admit it or not.
I have only been playing on a team for almost 4 years and I can say that every game I always came back home with something hurting. There is almost no protection other than shin guards that don't do too much for me. We don't have helmets for protecting our heads or padding all over us. In the last year I had my ankle sprained twice, thumb fractured, so many hits to my head, knee, thighs, stomach or ribs were I couldn't breathe, and always come back with bloody knees from getting pushed to the ground or had someones cleats slide down my leg. Even when the weather is at 100 degrees, games don't get called off and we still play full 90 min in the heat sprinting even if you feel like you could pass out at any moment. We don't get a break every minute like football players Our only break is at halftime. Half the players on my team are out because of injuries. But we have about 2 subs so if someone gets injured they have to toughen up and try to continue.
Soccer injuries occur the most in all sports. For the past decades there had been reports of PROFESSIONAL soccer players having heart attacks, strokes, etc while they are playing because they exceed there physical limit. The hearts end up failing and over 50 professional players have died because of this for the past decade. Soccer requires heart, skill, and mental strength because imagine pushing your physical limit to the point you die. Also soccer players play in the most harshest weathers. Around Germany and Russia the weather gets freezing cold, but they still continue to play. There's also been reports of players getting seriously sick because they are exposed to a lot of really cold and hot weather. So when you hear about soccer don't think about players kicking the ball around but think about the players who played there hearts out when sometimes it can be fatal.
Everybody saying cheerleading is the 2nd most dangerous sport is wrong. You guys don't have any physical contact whatsoever so therefor it's not as dangerous as you're making it seem. I've broken ankles before just by kicking somebody the wrong way. We have to run a lot more than you do and we have to preform a lot longer you guys have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to go out on a mat and yell at the croup and jump around while we're pushing other people to the ground trying to keep the ball away from them. Getting dropped on the floor hurts a lot less than being cleated I garuntee you. It's just as easy to get a concussion in soccer probably easier actually. We're always using our heads to hit the ball and always getting tackled. You guys don't get tackled or have to run for that matter. Soccer takes more endurance than cheer and you have a lot more health risks. So rant over.
Soccer is dangerous but it isn't the most dangerous. Lacrosse is way more dangerous. Mid fielders have to run up and down a huge field playing both offense and defense. It's hard on your legs. And illegal checks from behind when your not expecting it Hurt. BAD. Try getting slashed in the neck with a 4 fr long metal pole. Oh yeah that's worse than getting tripped hm? (Sarcasm). And you wear no padding on your knees and legs so when you fall guess what gets to cushion your fall. That's right first and rocks and if your reall luck AstroTurf (more sarcasm). Playing goalie for soccer is nothing. You get hit in the face or stomach so what get up and play. But when a lacrosse player steps into the crease they're putting they're lives in danger. One hard enough shot to the chest and your dead. One kick to the chest with a rubber ball that's full of air and it bounces off of you no harm. So don't even think about saying soccer is more dangerous when in lacrosse you have a 30% chance of dying each game.
Soccer is VERY dangerous. I have been playing for 6-7 years and I have suffered 8 injuries and 1 injury required surgery. And I'm only 11! Soccer definitely deserves to be higher on the list. If you haven't been trained properly you have more of a risk of getting hurt. Only a couple years ago one of the players on our high school team DIED from playing soccer. He jumped up onto the goal post, when he jumped down he brought the goal with him causing it to crush his head and die on the spot. Soccer is a full contacts sport. We do not wear protection except shin guards wich don't really help. You can still feel the impact from a cleat. Soccer isn't as dangerous as cheerleading and gymnastics. But it's different from the sports since they don't wear protection. But soccer should be in 3rd
I have played soccer all my life. I don't care what anyone says... Soccer is one of the most physical sports played today. Think about what soccer players use to protect themselves... A little piece of plastic over their shins. That doesn't protect the players from going into cardiac arrest due to the amount of non-stop running. Even the shin guards don't protect the players from broken shins. Unlike football the players don't have helmets to protect them from head injuries. So take it or leave it soccer is probably the most dangerous in the world
Soccer should be #5 on the list. I've played for 4 years and have seen an injury in almost every game.
My latest game we had 3 people sent to the hospital for injuries. We only wear shin guards (and maybe slider shorts for slipping) and the shin guards help against bruises, they barely even prevent that. To top having little protection, we wear cleats. People get kicked and stepped on.
We also get slide tackled, which hurts a lot! I fell so hard after being slide tackled that I broke my spine. Soccer should be right after football on the list.
Football players have a ton of padding and sometimes get the wind knocked out of them. They act like football is the toughest sport ever. It is not, I played football for three years and soccer is way more intense. The dirty players in soccer get away with a lot more than a hit like in football. Football players say that soccer players are little girls but really they are the ones wearing padding and sucking oxygen for every 20 yards they run! Did I mention that soccer has two 45 minute continuous halves while football stops every 10 seconds?
Soccer is a incredibly dangerous. Did you see Drogba having a seizure. So all those people(babies) that play football they wear protection gear in football, but in soccer the only thing you have is knee guards. You football players, all you do is run and throw and tackle in football just like little fairies a baby good play football. So get it right soccer is the most dangerous, and the most greatest sport in the world. You football player stop being jealous just cause all the girls love us.
Seriously soccer should be AT LEAST #2 up there cause everyone I know who been in soccer get hurt but its all worth it cause soccer is awesome! I been in it since I was 4 (imma 15) and I haven't been hurt but I almost DIED so I don't see how cheerleading is number one like AT ALL its so boring! Soccer is in crediabily dangerous, if you compare the injuries soccer has have to say like lacross or football soccer would EASILy double or even triple that amount!
In soccer, if you get kicked by cleats. Your at a high risk of getting an blood clot. So you people who say soccer is not dangerous, need to think again. And its also not easy. It is pretty dang hard. In soccer you don't wear anything to protect yourself besides shine guards. Your also at the risk of falling and breaking your neck. Then could possibly die. Do you know how it fells for someone to kick the soccer ball then it hits you in your stomach. Or face. I know how it feels. It feels terrible.
I have broken 3 ribs gotten 4 concussions lost the hearing in my right ear and have a severe knee injury from being slide tackled. Also I once broke another players shin guard which cut open his shin. Finally a friend of mine has died on the field from playing which gave him a heart attack. I'm only fifteen so how's that for a dangerous sport. Oh yeah by the way a little stat for all you tough hockey players in the past 12 years world wide 3 or 4 hockey players have died on the ice while over 70 soccer players died in the same time.
I fractured my tibia while playing soccer. I was running when my friend passed me the ball. I then dribbled it into the box and then I was about to shoot, when someone tried to kick the ball, but kicked my shin instead. I was lying there, when the nurse came out and held me. I could not stand up, so they called my dad. He came and then they called an ambulance, who rushed me to the dandenong hospital. They gave me morph, and put a cast, which covers my foot all the way to my calf. I'm gonna have the cast for about 10 weeks! NO SOCCER
I've been playing goal for the past 12 years, and I know from experience how awful soccer can be when it comes to injuries. I've had numerous concussions from balls to the face, and if I was ever to break my nose it would have been from that. Typically I'm used to playing with girls, but since I turned 18 I've played goal in coed full time, and some of the guys out there can rifle off shots like you wouldn't believe. I've done deep tissue and bone damage to my ankle from going for a ball out of the box, and the guy I was against kicked as hard as he could but ended up bending my foot backwards. I've seen teammates break or severely sprain ankles from challenges with girls, two broken noses (one unfortunately my fault on my defender) and a ridiculous amount of fights in coed. Sometimes the guys purposely aim at me (they can literally place shots where they want from half) or try to muscle me out of the way (not much I can do at 5'3"). A few years back a premier player some of my friends played with was paralyzed when she stopped a penalty shot and the opposing team descended on her, not caring where they kicked. Soccer definitely gets a bad rap from people who have no idea what actually happens (not everyone dives like they do on T.V... ) as a sissy sport, but it is far from it.
Soccer is an amazing sport that takes skill and concentration. I watched as our goalie got a black eye, a broken wrist and a concussion. Soccer is the sport that is where you will most likely get a concussion. I've watched people break bones and ligaments and muscle while playing. Even though it is dangerous, people keep playing because they love the sport and it has joined people from all over the world. You should consider yourself very lucky if you get the play soccer when you want and be happy you have enough skill.
I've broken my leg, a few fingers, sprained my wrist, ripped muscle tendons in my fingers... All playing various positions in soccer. Those hockeyheads below who say soccer isn't a contact sport are patently incorrect. Let's see you people actually play it before you call it not a sport..
And these votes are stupid; if they were really about the most dangerous types of sports, why aren't scuba diving or base jumping on the list? Quit being subjective and actually go with what is more dangerous.
When I was in level 2 I broke my arm doing a soul circle on the bar I didn't know it was broken until my mom saw that my bone was sticking out and I went to the hospital and had a cast on for about 2 months I've never really had another injury. My friends friend was doing something during gymnastics practice on trampoline and she did something wrong and when she looked at her arm it was in a Z shape! I do 26 hours a week and WE TRAIN SERIOUSLY (unlike cheerleaders)
I used to play soccer but had to stop after only TWO years of playing. I've messed up both of my knees. One was so bad that the doctor said that if I even so much tried to play I could end up needing surgery and not be able to play many sports again and if a surgery had gone wrong people could loose their leg or die from an infection... And I almost broke my nose for taking a ball to the face playing center midfield! The fact that teams can be a mixed gender is a little more hurtfull... (i'm a girl) so at the age of 13 I can't play sports much anymore
Everyone says soccer doesn't get physical but it definitely does. Especially in the last 10 minutes of the game. Their are fights breaking out. Slide tackling with the spikes up. Kicking people in the legs. The only protection you get are shin guards. They don't help much but to a soccer players they are heaven underneath a sock. Soccer should be number 1.
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