Dr. Florian Egger, MD

Dr. Florian Egger, MD
Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine
Saarland University
Campus Bldg. B 8.2
66123 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302 70412

Specialist for Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine

Scientific Areas of Interest

  • Sports Cardiology
  • FIFA Sudden Death Registry
  • Infectious disease transmission in football
  • Spiroergometry
  • Sports Physiology and Performance


  • Egger F., Meyer T., Such U. and Hecksteden, A. (2014) Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate on High-Intensity Endurance Performance in Cyclists: A Double-Blind, Randomized Cross-Over Trial. PloSone 9(12), e114729. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114729. eCollection 2014.​vyxvyv
  • Egger F., Meyer T. and Hecksteden A. (2016) Interindividual Variation in the Relationship of Different Intensity Markers-A Challenge for Targeted Training Prescriptions. PloSone 11(10), e0165010. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165010. eCollection 2016
  • Egger F., Scharhag J., Kästner A., Dvorak J., Bohm P., Meyer T. FIFA Sudden Death Registry (FIFA-SDR) - a prospective, observational study of Sudden Death in world-wide Football from 2014-2018. Br J Sports Med  2020;0:1-8.doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-102368
  • Egger F., Faude O., Schreiber S, Gärtner B., Meyer T. Does playing football (soccer) lead to SARS-CoV-2 transmission? - A case series of 3 matches with 18 infected football players. Sci & Med in Football 2020Feb 26 2021:1–6. doi:10.1080/24733938.2021.1895442
  • Egger F., Blumenauer D., Fischer P., Venhorst A., Kulenthiran S., Bewarder Y., Zimmer A., Böhm M., Meyer T., Mahfoud F. Effects of face masks on performance and cardiorespiratory response in well-trained athletes. Clin. Res. Cardiol. 2021;2021:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s00392-021-01877-0
  • Schreiber S, Faude O, Gärtner B, Meyer T, Egger F. Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from on-field player contacts in amateur, youth and professional football (soccer). Br J Sports Med. 2021 Oct 18;bjsports-2021-104441. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-104441
  • Faude O, Müller S, Schreiber S, Müller S, Nebiker L, Beaudouin F, Meyer T, Egger F. A video-based analysis of situations bearing the risk of respiratory disease transmission during football matches. Sci Rep 12, 3034 (2022).
  • Egger F, Ditscheid A, Schwarz M, Meyer T. Physical Demands of Walking Football in Patients With Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Diseases. Clin J Sport Med. 2024 Mar 21. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000001218. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38511909.
  • Egger F, Schilling T, Baumann S, Meyer T, Scharhag J. Cardiovascular risk of veterans' football: An observational cohort study with follow-up. PLoS One. 2024 Apr 5;19(4):e0297951. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0297951. PMID: 38578731; PMCID: PMC10997130.

Scientific Awards

  • ACSM International Clinical Scholar Award 2020