Top 10 Most Educated Football (Soccer) Players


The Top Ten

1 Socrates Socrates

Doctorate in medicine. He is the only player who finished medical school while playing soccer. Also, he practiced medicine after his retirement. - Metal_Treasure

2 Shaka Hislop Shaka Hislop Neil Shaka Hislop is a former football goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure.

Degree in Mechanical Engineering - Metal_Treasure

3 Clarke Carlisle Clarke Carlisle Clarke James Carlisle is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender and was chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting (from Staffordshire University). - Metal_Treasure

4 Juan Mata Juan Mata Juan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team.

He is a good player and smart? Wow! This guy rules. Yeah, he has a degree in journalism.

Degree in journalism. - Metal_Treasure

5 David Wetherall David Wetherall David Wetherall is an English former footballer who played as a central defender, finishing his playing career with Bradford City at the end of the 2007–08 season.

Degree in Chemistry from Sheffield University. - Metal_Treasure

6 Yuto Nagatomo Yuto Nagatomo

Bachelor in Economics - Metal_Treasure

7 Iain Dowie

A Master’s degree in engineering from Southampton University. - Metal_Treasure

8 Barry Horne Barry Horne Barry Horne is a Welsh former professional footballer, former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and sports television pundit.

Degree in Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. - Metal_Treasure

9 Tostão Tostão

Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade, generally known as Tostão, is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a forward or attacking midfielder. Tostão represented Brazil in two World Cups (1966,1970).
He is a medical doctor.

10 Steve Coppell

Degree in economics from the University of Liverpool. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Graeme Le Saux

A degree in Environmental Studies. - Metal_Treasure

12 Simon Mignolet Simon Mignolet Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Belgium national team.

He has a degree in political science from the Catholic University of Leuven.

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