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Career Guide: How to Become a Football Player!

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Football is one of the most popular sports with a following of over three and a half billion people. Countless players pride themselves as football players. However, to stand out above the rest and be a world-recognized player takes a lot. If you’re wondering if you have what it takes to have the world watch you on the pitch, then here’s the guide that can get your basics right. 

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies 

Aspiring candidates who wish to become a successful football player must be physically fit. No formal education is required; however, if the candidates want to pursue a degree, then they can pursue a degree in sports management. 

Curriculum and Core Subjects 

Some of the core subjects studied in sports management are:

  • Sports Management
  • Marketing
  • Administration and Organization
  • Sports Law
  • Finance
  • Facility Management
  • Communications and Technology
  • Sports History

Careers Related to the Field

Some of the careers related to the field are:

  • Sports Agent 
  • Athletic Trainer 
  • Sports Attorney
  • General Manager 
  • Facilities/Stadium Manager 
  • Game Official 
  • Sports Psychologist 
  • Sports Nutritionist 


In India, the average salary of a footballer can range from Rs. 65 lakh to Rs. 70 lakh per annum. 

Top Universities

Some of the top universities in India are listed below:

  • Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi
  • The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, West Bengal
  • MIT University, Meghalaya
  • International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai 
  • National Academy of Sports Management, Mumbai 
  • Centurion University of Technology and Management, Orissa

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