07 December 2018

8th World Congress on Science and Football 2015

wcsf 2015

The 8th World Congress on Science and Football 2015 was a multidisciplinary congress focusing on five codes of football: Soccer, Rugby, and Australian, American and Gaelic Football.

The congress gathered international scientists from the natural, human and social sciences, as well as practitioners, and the newest research results, methodologies and applied approaches were highlighted. Knowledge was exchanged and dialogues on both mono- and multidisciplinary aspects of football were in focus in the congress program that included: Plenary sessions, Invited symposia, Oral and poster presentations, Workshops and Social events.

The Scientific and Organizing Committee are very content with the congress, and expressed gratitude towards all participants. Thanks to the 500 participants from more than 40 different countries who all contributed to making the congress a success, and thanks to collaboration partners, sponsors and exhibitors.


Scientific Committee
  • Jens Bangsbo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (chair)
  • Mario Bizzini, F-MARC, FIFA, Switzerland
  • Jan Cabri, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
  • Carlo Castagna, Technical Department of the Italian Football Association, Italy
  • Brian Dawson, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Barry Drust, Liverpool John More University, United Kingdom
  • Anne-Marie Elbe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kari Fasting, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Norway
  • Peter Riis Hansen, Gentofte Hospital, Denmark
  • Per Hölmich, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
  • Maria Kavussanu, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Peter Krustrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Joseph Maguire, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Tim Meyer, Saarland University, Germany
  • Hiroyuki Nunome, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Donna O’Connor, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Laila Ottesen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Albrecht Sonntag, ESSCA School of Management, France
  • Natalia Stambulova, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Per Aagaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Local Organizing Committee
  • Peter Krustrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (chair)
  • Søren Bennike, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Glen Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Anne Lykke Poulsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Knud Ryom, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Morten Randers Thomsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mie Bendtsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific programme

The congress covered multidisciplinary as well as mono-disciplinary themes. 
Download the congress programme and abstract book here.

The 9th World Congress on Science and Football 2019

WCSF2019 takes place in Melbourne, Australia. See you there!

On behalf of the Scientific & Local Organizing Committee