Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between injury tendency, body composition and performance parameters and whether or not these findings varies according to the playing position in semi-professional soccer players. Method: 97 semi-professional soccer player included. Body composition, balance, injury tendency, agility and flexibility parameters of the participants were assessed with tanita, y balance test, functional movement screening, t-run and sit and reach tests. Results: Weight and mineral density values were the sole body composition parameters that had showed significant difference between goal keepers and mid-field players in favor of goal keepers (p<0,05). It was observed that 27% of the atheletes had injury tendency. Functional movement screening and its sub scores were similar in all playing positions (p>0,05). Agility and flexibility values were similar in all positions (p>0,05). Right anterior and composite reach score of the goal keepers were better than mid field players (p<0,05). Conclusion: It was concluded that injury tendency is independent from playing position, it seems more beneficial using performance and injury tendency tests for individual follow-up instead of positional comparison.
Keywords: Injury, Agility, Balance, Flexibility.