TableĀ 1

Most important (up to three) reasons for ending the football career

I wanted more of a private life7447.74
I did not want the physical strain anymore4831.00
Good opportunity to change careers4227.10
Serious injury3623.23
I did not want the psychological strain (pressure, stress) anymore3120.00
Fatigued (tired, lacking in energy, burnt out)2717.42
Chronic physical complaints1912.26
Changed to a lower division2012.90
High demands in job/study1610.32
Decline in performance159.68
Club related reasons (insolvency, lower or no salary, relegation, Contract was not extended)138.39
Change of residence/stay abroad74.52
Other reasons138.39