Eight famous British football players and their degrees

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When you have a talent in sport it is hard to get a higher education due to the specificity of the British educational system. For example, most famous football players finished only secondary school. University of International Innovations has compiled a list of football stars from the UK that can boast a higher education degree

  • Ryan Giggs ( Manchester United, 1990–2014)

Honorary Master of Arts degree from Salford University for contributions to football and charity work in developing countries.

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Gordon Flood/Wiki

  • Alan Shearer (Newcastle United, 1996—2006)

Doctor of Civil Law by Northumbria University and Newcastle University

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geograph.org.uk/Wiki
  • Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, 1998–2015)

Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University to mark his contribution to sport.

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Ruaraidh Gillies/Flickr
  • Tony Adams (Arsenal, 1983–2002)

Certificate of Higher Education at Brunel University.

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arsenalaction.com
  • Gary Neville (Manchester United, 1992–2011)

Honorary doctorate from the University of Salford in 2014; Honorary degree from the University of Bolton for his outstanding contributions to football.

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University of Salford Press Office
  • Jamie Carragher (Liverpool, 1996–2013)

Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.

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eplindex.com
  • Graeme Le Saux (Chelsea, 1997-2003)

Environmental Studies degree at Kingston University.

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Vauxhall/YouTube
  • Iain Dowie (Southampton, 1991–1995)

Degree in Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Actually, young players were more fortunate, because with the development of education they get an opportunity to get a degree remotely in convenient time. They do not have to sacrifice career for education, or vice versa.