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Many professional footballers would like to combine their active football career with education. But where can you find an educational programme which will fit in with your active career? The FIFPro Online Academy is the answer.

The FIFPro Online Academy is an educational programme specifically developed for professional footballers who want to study alongside their football career. FIFPro – the World Players' Union and the University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) jointly developed this programme. Each year, a Sport Management bachelor degree programme starts for professional players from the European Union.

The FIFPro Online Academy is a virtual class with a real teacher. Lessons are recorded and can be watched online at any time. This gives the students all the freedom to study when it suits them best.

Cover 300All professional footballers in Europe who are interested in joining the FIFPro Online Academy, can contact their national players association (click here for an overview) or FIFPro's Suzanne Bakker.

Students can subscribe until July 1st.

On February 18th this year, FIFPro welcomed the six first graduates of the FIFPro Online Academy. They all received their degrees during a special ceremony in the FIFPro House in the Netherlands.

The six graduates are ready for the next step in their careers. All six players were happy to share their experioences and hope many other professional footballers will follow in their footsteps and sign up for the FIFPro Online Academy. In the video above, they tell their story.

Click here for more information about the FIFPro Online Academy on this link or on the brochure right.