Author: Gheorghe Dumitru
Research on penalties has been conducted by sport scientists from different disciplines who aspire to help shooters and goalkeepers improve their respective performances.
It took over 8 years for the author – Dr. Gheorghe DUMITRU – to finish this unprecedented project, namely to collect, translate into Romanian and systematize de novo the information (i.e., 364 bibliographic sources) published to date on penalty kicks in football/soccer. It was a long-lasting and exhausting intellectual endeavor which finally seems to have been accomplished, if we take into consideration that it resulted in a book of 462 pages – with 6 parts, 22 chapters and 35 tables, which approaches the penalty kicks not only from a technical and tactical perspective, but also from a psychological one.
Key words: penalty, lottery, science