Football Players With University Education Degrees

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 | 2

We often label footbalelrs overpaid divas but that is not always true and we have some of the unlikely footballers with high quality education degrees as well as some ver intelligent footabllers who can or might make a profession outside football if they want to. Today we are going to take a look at some players who has completed their university education, or in the process or have proved to be intelligent with IQ test. So lets start with top 10 educated footballers and current coaches.

8. Nedum Onuoha

Age: 27
Education: 8 A’s in GCSE, 3 A’s A-Level

Well his football career overtook his education but still he managed to get 8 A’s in his High school in GCSE exams. He passed three of his courses in A-level. But could not persue further education. His college was in Manchester, named Xaverian College.

7. Clarke Carlisle

Age: 34
Education: A-grades at GCSE & Sports Writing and Broadcasting

Former England defender Clarke Carlisle is one of the most sobber and educater guy to have played professional football in England. He got 10 A grades in his high school test while went on to pass maths and politics in his A level studies. Now after retirning from football he is keen to take a teaching profession after finishing his degree in Sports Writing and Broadcasting.

6. Iain Dowie:

Age: 49
Education/Degree: Aeronautical engineering
Worked at: British Aerospace

The former England and Palace defende, Ian Dowie never hit a top level in terms of his coahcing/Manager career. But the guy is a proper educated guy with Aeronautical engineering degree under his belt. He also worked for British Aerospace after retiring from professional football. Quite impressive.

5. Graeme Le Saux

Age: 45
Education: Graduate in Environmental Studies

Le Saux is great former Chelsea left back and although he is happily married he is often labeled as homosexual by fans, robbie fowler also called him homosexual back in the day. He has a degree in Environmental science.

4. Steve Coppell

Age: 58
Education/Degree: Economics
From: University of Liverpoo.
Work: Managed (Man City, Crystal Palace, Reading)

Former Reading manager is highly qualified manager, his playing career halted after injury but he went into managment and just like his idol Arsene Wenger he has a masters degree in enonomics.

3. Barry Horne

Age: 51
Degree: Chemistry from the University of Liverpool
Work: Professor of Chemistry in Kings College London

2. David Wetherall

Age: 42
Degree: Chemistry from Sheffield University

Davi Wetherhall was english player who played for Bradford City and he is one of very few professional footballers to have a first class degree in science. That too in chemistry.

1. Socrates

Education: Qualified Doctor, PHD in Philosophy

Perhaps one of the greatest footballer played in FIFA world cups, Socrates was also a qualified doctor and not only that he also had a major doctorate degree in Philosophy. He should be considered one of the best athlete on planet.

Now we turn our attention to some notable mentions. Following have done something good in their academic career during or after their football career was over.

Edwin van der Sar

Age: 42
Educations: Masters in Marketing
Work: Ajax Marketing director

Oliver Bierhoff

Age: 45
Education: degree in Economics

Slaven Bilic

Age: 45
Education: Masters in Law
Work: Head coach of Croatian National team

Lampard Salary 20132. Frank Lampard

Age: 36
Education:  11 A’s GCSEs (Brentwood School)

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