Several football players across the universe are formally educated while a string of others aren’t educated as a result of financial incapability, lack of interest and several other factors.
However, we also have numerous footballers who are formally educated and we will be accessing the top five most educated football players in the universe.
1. Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is known for his fierce style of play and craftiness when it comes to defending against opposition teams. However, Chiellini who recently won the Euro 2020 trophy with Italy does not only edge it on the pitch as he also edges it off the pitch.
Chiellini is a degree holder in commerce and economics after he graduated from Turin University back in 2010. Seven years later, Giorgio Chiellini earned a master’s degree award in business administration.
2. Vincent Kompany
Former Manchester City player Vincent Kompany is well known and recognised for his academic excellence as the four-time Premier League winner has a degree at Alliance Manchester Business School.
Vincent Kompany also received an MA in business administration from a University College based in London after which he was honoured with an honorary doctorate by the University of Manchester whilst also chasing a doctoral degree in social sciences, focusing mainly on International Political Economy.
3. Duncan Watmore
Middlesbrough winger Duncan Watmore is known for his intelligence academically as the 27 year old attacker has a first-class honour degree to his name.
Back in 2015, Duncan acquired a diploma in Business and Economic management at Newcastle University, two years after he had graduated as a bachelor (in Business and Economic management).
Watmore believed that playing football alone isn’t reliable, this led him into studying and receiving several academic awards.
He said, “Football is a very short-term career and I always have my eye on what I want to do next and I thought having a university degree and studying could help.”
4. Frank Lampard
The Chelsea legend is widely recognised as one of the best midfielders in England as a result of his goal scoring threat and his ability to influence the game positively.
Coupled with Lampard’s fantasy style of play, his curriculum vitae as a scholar is also very impressive. Lampard graduated from Brentwood school which was situated at Essex, he went on to win 11 GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) including an A* in Latin.
5. Yuto Nagatomo
Japanese international Yuto Nagatomo is a degree holder in economics after he graduated from University of Meiji.
The current Marseille player is also an author of two books on modern economics.