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World Cup 2022: What to study to join the football industry?

Dernière mise à jour : 18 janv.

Quatar stadium lusail crowd watching the opening of the fifa world cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup, founded in 1930 and often referred to as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the sport's global governing body.

Millions of people watch the World Cup, as of now, it is the most-watched sports event in the world. People from all horizons share the same love for football, but often enough, people aren’t aware of the proportions of this industry and everything it involves.

What are the careers in football?

It’s true that everyone is familiar with the key players when talking about football teams, everybody can tell you that there’s a manager in charge of selecting the players, and obviously, there are players too. But who knows what other staff is involved in a football club? What other roles are there to fulfill, who helps the man at the top to actually make it to the top?

Goalkeeping coaches, Chief Analysts, Fitness coaches, Conditioning Coaches, and Nutritionists there are many people involved in the good functioning of a football team, all with their own set of responsibilities and tasks, all with their importance.

Five man standing on a football field England's national football team's staff

Why join the sports industry?

If you love football, but you don’t have the talent for the sport, there are many careers you can pursue. Working in the industry enables one to stay close to the action without actually playing on the field. With salaries going from an average of £22k per year for a regular sports coach to an average of £40k per year for a physical therapist.

Of course, to join the industry you will need the right qualifications and expertise, and for that, there are many programs you can study!

What to study to join the sports industry?

Here are some of the programs you can pursue to become a sports industry professional:

  • B.Sc. Sports Business Management

You can develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a managerial job in the sport, recreation, and leisure industries with the help of this degree. Many of our partners provide this degree, such as Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Sterling, Birkbeck University of London

  • B.Sc. Applied Sports Science

For the purpose of assisting students in preparing for a future in the sports-related industries, this degree combines laboratory-based science instruction with real-world field experience. Our partner The University of Aberdeen provides with this degree.

  • B.Sc. Sports Rehabilitation

This degree equips students with the knowledge, skills, and flexibility to work independently across a range of sporting, health, rehabilitation, and exercise environments. Plenty of our partners provide this degree, like Teesside University, University of Sunderland, University of Northampton.

If you want to follow your passion for sports, these degrees will be most helpful in making you an expert in this fast-paced, exciting, and ever-growing industry.


If you are interested in studying abroad, you can start your applications now.

Our experienced team of advisors offers guidance to all students who wish to study abroad.

SA Global has assisted hundreds of students in all aspects of their studies. Applications are still open to study at world-class universities.

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