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GLENNON SWAPPED HIS GOALKEEPING GLOVES FOR A PAIR OF SCISSORS Former Huddersfield and Carlisle player Matt Glennon now a qualified barber

MATT GLENNON NOW BARBER AND COMMENTATOR When you reach the point in your career when you’re ready for something new, most people would look to move into something related to their field. For Matt Glennon, a change meant a change, as he swapped his goal keeping gloves for a pair Read More…

FABRICE MUAMBA COMPLETES FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA

Congratulations to the thirteen PFA members who graduated from the LMA Diploma in Football Management yesterday, including our own, Fabrice Muamba. Fabrice – along with twelve other PFA members – has spent the past year undertaking a part PFA-funded Football Management Diploma at the University of Liverpool. During that time, Read More…

10 Champion Boxers You’d Never Guess Had College Degrees

Brains versus brawn. The pen versus the sword. Might against intellect. It’s a battle that seems to have raged forever. Often, the assumption is that it’s one or the other – yet this is by no means always the case. Practically all professional boxers are well-honed athletes, but some have Read More…

Seyi Olofinjana – Still Cardiff’s Brainiest Player

Recently, Nigerian national and young Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi was asked about some of his goals for the future. Awoniyi is currently on loan to FSV Frankfurt of the German second division, but he reiterated his desire to make it in the EPL, and to get a shot for Jurgen Read More…

Former Wolves and Nigeria player Seyi Olofinjana graduates from MMU

Former Wolves and Nigeria player Seyi Olofinjana graduates from Manchester Metropolitan University. The PFA Education team attended a graduation ceremony at the Bridgewater Hall to celebrate the achievements of former Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Nigerian international star Seyi Olofinjana who graduated from The Master of Sport Directorship (MSD) programme delivered Read More…

ACADEMIC FOOTBALLERS: 5 Active Nigerian Players Who Are Graduates Or Undergraduates

Combining football and education at higher institutions is very difficult to achieve, but there are players currently in the Nigeria Professional Football League and a certain Super Falcons star who have attained that milestone. IZUCHUKWU OKOSI presented five Nigerian players who have opted to pursue  high academic qualifications despite the Read More…

Goalkeeper hints at going back to school

He has turned down an invitation by coach, Samson Siasia to return to the Super Eagles. The value of educating oneself is priceless, and Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, apparently agrees with this, as he hints at a return to gaining a formal education. He shared an Instagram post of himself working on his laptop, with Read More…

Let’s Get Neurological!: 11 Really Smart Athletes

Fitness doesn’t only apply to the body. Mental fitness is just as important, and while the world’s elite athletes are certainly physical specimens, many are elite brainiacs, as well. Here is a list of some of the smartest athletes out there, from the NFL to Ultimate Frisbee. 1. Marion Bartoli Read More…

The African footballers who are investing heavily in education back home

African footballers in the diaspora often engage in developmental initiatives in their home countries as a way of giving back to society. This could range from improving the health care system, education and social infrastructure to better the lives of people in their respective countries. On a whole, these acts Read More…

Spotlight: Špindlerův Mlýn hosts Winter Universiade 1964

Take a trip back through 60 years of Universiade history. The sixth stop on the FISU history tour takes us to the Bohemia region mountain resort of Špindlerův Mlýn for the Winter Universiade 1964.    Few Winter Universiades in the history of the university sports movement have been more successful Read More…

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