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. BJSM 2020. Under review.
  • 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 2020. Under review

Scientific Awards

  • ACSM International Clinical Scholar Award 2020