New data reveals Ferns among the most-travelled players in the world

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Football Fern Olivia Chance has travelled more than 145,000 kms in eight months, a new study into player workloads has revealed.

Credit: FIFPRO.

Chance, who made 12 trips during the research period, tops the list of international players for the amount of travel required.

Main photo: Olivia Chance … 145,406 kms in eight months.

Fellow Fern Meikayla Moore is the sixth most-travelled player, racking up 108,628 kms in 10 trips.

The study has been carried out by FIFPRO, the global organisation that represents more than 65,000 professional footballers.

With partner Football Benchmark, FIFPRO have developed a player workload monitoring platform that tracks the health and workload status of professional footballers around the world.

The size of the women’s sample in the data now covers 300 players with data back to June 2018.

Data includes matches and minutes played, distances travelled and days of rest.

Olivia Chance travelled 145,406 kilometres over 12 trips – making her the most-travelled international from August 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023.

Behind Chance is Sam Kerr (Chelsea/Australia) with 128,752 kilometres, followed by Sarina Bolden (Western Sydney Wanderers/Philippines) with 113,503 kilometres.

An annual report looking at player workload leading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be released in mid-July.

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