Career outlook for footballer
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would play football to entertain the fans and gain success for your team. You’d work hard to keep yourself fit and healthy and constantly practice to improve your skills.
You’d need to have exceptional footballing talent and the discipline to work hard to improve your performance level.
You would play as part of a team in a professional or semi-professional league. You'd need to be a very competitive person but also work well in a team.
- Play in matches against other teams in your league
- Attend regular training sessions to improve your skills and general fitness
- Work on tactics, sometimes watching videos of matches to analyse your strengths and weaknesses
- Work with specialists such as physiotherapists, sports psychologists, coaches and your team manager
- Act on advice on diet and lifestyle from nutritionists and doctors
As a top player you might also give media interviews and be paid to promote products in adverts.
At all levels, you might take part in work in the community, such as helping to coach local children and attending charity events.
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