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MIND THE GAP: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR NEXT CAREER

Whether you’re 16 or 36, it’s never too early think about the day you call time on your career as a professional footballer.

“I STUDIED WHEN I WAS AWAY WITH THE TEAM. IT HELPED TO TAKE AWAY THE TENSION.”

— by Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus defender & university graduate

To be sure, to study while being a professional football player can be a challenge.

To perform at your best, you have to fit so much of your life around training and competition schedules. And you never know when you’ll have to drop everything to go to another city or country to secure a contract.

But with determination and organization it can be done.

For instance, many universities and college offer the possibility of online courses that make it easier to fit study around your playing commitments.

“START PLANNING, START THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND GO FOR IT”

— by Rob Hulse, former West Bromwich Albion player and physiotherapist
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