What to eat and drink – winners’ strategies*

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Whether you play just for fun, in the first amateur league or at elite level with intense training and match schedules: The food that you choose in training and competition will affect how well you train and play.
Energy needs
The food you eat and the fluids you drink provide your body with the energy it needs.
Hydration
An important measure to prevent a drop in performance is fluids. When you train hard or play a football match, you sweat.
Preparing for Competition: the pre-match meal
In order to avoid fatigue during an important match it is important for you to adjust your diet. The amount of food you need to eat differs depending...
Supplements
Although many players use dietary supplements, there is little proof of an effect in football.

Practical guide to eating and drinking

Practical guide to eating and drinking

This guides shows how to optimise your performance with the right food and drinks.

Important Note: All the Information on this website is based on scientific evidence produced by the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F-MARC during 15 years of research into football medicine.