Dr. Sixto González Víllora | Didáctica de la Expresión Corporal | Excellence in Research

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Sixto González-Víllora embarked on his academic journey by earning a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Castilla-La Mancha in 2002. He furthered his educational qualifications by obtaining a Master's degree in Education, specializing in Physical Education, and later completed his Doctorate in Physical Education from the same institution in 2008.

Professional Endeavors

His professional career commenced as a Physical Education teacher in Secondary Education within the Community of Madrid from 2004 to 2006. Since then, he has made significant strides in academia, currently holding the position of Full Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). He has held various roles within the university, including Vice Dean of Quality and Teaching Innovation, Dean of the Faculty of Education in Cuenca, and currently serves as the Academic Director at the Vice-Rectorate of Scientific Policy.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research focuses on several key areas, including pedagogical models in physical education, talent development in sports, decision-making processes in sports, inclusive education, and neuroeducation. He has been instrumental in advancing these fields through his extensive publication record, participation in research projects, and supervision of doctoral theses.

Accolades and Recognition

His contributions to academia have been recognized with multiple awards and accolades. Notably, he has been awarded three research six-year terms by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI). Moreover, his publication record reflects his impact, with a notable presence in prestigious journals and high citation counts.

Impact and Influence

His influence extends beyond academia. He actively engages in knowledge dissemination through conferences, collaborations, and editorial roles. His research has practical implications, particularly in educational settings, as evidenced by his involvement in projects focused on enhancing student well-being and academic performance.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a seasoned academician and researcher, His legacy is characterized by his commitment to advancing knowledge and improving educational practices. His ongoing involvement in research projects, editorial roles, and academic evaluation positions signifies his dedication to shaping the future of education and sports science. He continues to mentor and guide the next generation of scholars, ensuring a lasting impact on his fields of expertise.


A total of 5601 citations for His publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of His research within the academic community.

  • Citations         5601
  • h-index           38
  • i10-index        113

Notable Publications 

The relative age effect in youth soccer players from Spain
D Gutiérrez Diaz, JC Pastor Vicedo, S González-Víllora, ...
(2), *2010

Differences in decision-making between experienced and inexperienced invasion games players
D Gutiérrez-Díaz, S González-Víllora, LM García-López, S Mitchell
(3) *2011
El concepto de iniciación deportiva en la actualidad
S González-Víllora, LM García-López, OR Contreras-Jordán, ...
Review of the tactical evaluation tools for youth players, assessing the tactics in team sports: football
S González-Víllora, J Serra-Olivares, JC Pastor-Vicedo, IT Da Costa
Tactical knowledge and decision making in young football players (10 years old).
S González-Víllora, LM García-López, JC Pastor-Vicedo, ...
(1), *2010
Decision making and skill development in youth football players.
S González-Víllora, LM García-López, OR Contreras-Jordán

Development and validation of the Game Performance Evaluation Tool (GPET) in soccer
LM García López, S González Víllora, D Gutiérrez, J Serra

Hybridizing pedagogical models: A systematic review
S Gonzalez-Villora, C Evangelio, J Sierra-Diaz, J Fernandez-Rio
(4), *2019

Physical Self-concept depending on the kind of physical activity practised and motivation to it
JG Fernández, OR Contreras, LM García-López, S González-Víllora
(2), *2010
Relative age effect in UEFA championship soccer players
S González-Víllora, JC Pastor-Vicedo, D Cordente
(1),  *2015
Sixto González Víllora | Didáctica de la Expresión Corporal | Excellence in Research

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