The game of football is one of the interesting sporting event in the world.
Many people both young and old love to watch football matches all over the world.
The football players gained much respect and love from the football lovers both locally and internationally.
There are many talented football players right now, they use football to show their God-giving talents and skills.
However, there are also other footballers who are also very intelligent combining there football career and educational line to make a living.
They have a good record in education which earned them good grades.
Below are two famous footballers who are medical doctors;
1. Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio
He was a Brazilian footballer who played as a midfielder.
His medical degree and his political awareness, combined with style and quality of his play, earned him the nickname Doctor Socrates.
He is considered to be one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.
In 1983, he was named South American Footballer of the Year.
In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.
He played for Brazil for seven years, scoring 22 goals and representing the nation in two World Cups.
He captained the team in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
He was an elegant, talented and technical playmaker, known for his great through passes, precise long balls, link-up play, his vision on the field, as well as his physical strength.
He was also a two-footed player.
He was a physician, a rare achievement for a professional footballer.
He held a bachelor’s degree in medicine from the Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, the medical school of the University of São.
2. Nadia Nadim
She is a footballer and physician who plays as a striker for NWSL club Racing Louisville FC.
Born in Afghanistan, she represents the Denmark national team at international level.
She attended medical school at Aarhus University with the aim of becoming a surgeon when her playing days are over.
In 2020, she was assisting in surgery. She qualified as a doctor in January 2022.