Football has stood as one of the pioneers in codified sport since its birth in the late 19th century. As tactics and skill evolved, coaches in the game soon looked to improve the physical and mental attributes of their players.
Sports science provides the platform today, but from fitness specific training regimes to modern day practices like saliva testing, science in some form has always played its part. Travel through history in the timeline below and learn about the landmark progressions in football as virtual reality prepares to enter the fray.
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