The most educated footballers in the world

5) Andrei Arshavin

The Russian is well known for his 4 goals he scored against Liverpool on a historic night at Anfield. While he continued to score goals on and off for the Gunners he just couldn’t manage to get on the same level which had convince Wenger to sign in in the first place.  Now 37, Arshavin plies his trade back in his homeland. An obscure fact about the Russian is that he is a well known fashion designer and even holds a master degree in the same.

4) Giorgio Chiellini

A warrior on the pitch, Giorgio Chiellini has been the backbone ofJuventus back line for nearly a decade now. He is known for his no-nonsense style football. He is a part of the famed BBC of Juventus which reunited earlier this season as Leonardo Bonucci returned after solitary season at AC Milan. The Italian defender is also among one of the most educated footballers around having completed a masters degree in economics which he completed in 2017.

3) Juan Mata

The Manchester United midfielder scored sumptuous free kick to instigate United’s remarkable comeback against Newcastle at the weekend. However such has been the story of his Manchester United career that despite some great moments including overhead kick against Liverpool, Mata has never really become a pivotal figure at Old Trafford. However the same cannot be set for this time at Chelsea where he ended as their player of the year for two consecutive Seasons before he was sold to United by his current manager Jose Mourinho. Mata holds a degree in Sports Science and Finance which he completed from a University in Madrid.

2) Edwin van der sar

One of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, the Dutchman was Unitednumber 1 goalkeeper for nearly a decade. He won several honours with the Reds including the Champions League which he won in 2008 defeating Chelsea on penalties in a game which John Terry famously slipped. Van Der Sar is currently the marketing director of Ajax and works alongside Arsenal Legend Marc Overmars as they look to bring Ajax back to the culmination of European football. The Dutchman holds a degree in international sports management and is reportedly also on the verge of acquiring the masters degree in the same

1) Frank Lampard

One of the greatest midfielders England has ever produced, Frank Lampard scored more than 200 goals for Chelsea which is remarkable considering he was a midfielder .He did anger sections of Chelsea fans with his decision to join Manchester City although he played for the blues of Manchester for only one year, he did score a goal against Chelsea. Lampard is currently the manager at Derby County and oversaw for a fantastic win at Old Trafford against his former manager Jose Mourinho. The Englishman also holds a degree in Latin course. Fair to say he is as all round in his life as he was in his footballing career.