2 Players In History That Graduated With A First Class Degree (+Photos)

It is a popular fact that most professional footballers didn’t go far in education. But the story of the two players below is actually encouraging. They combined their football career with footballing and surprisingly, they were able to graduate with a first class degree.

1. Duncan Watmore

Althoughany people are aware that one of the most educated player in history is Duncan Ian Watmore. He is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Middlesbrough.

He had a degree in economics and business management after signing for Sunderland, transferring from the University of Manchester to Newcastle University. He graduated with a first-class honours degree in December 2015.

2. Ini-Abasi Anefiok Umotong

Another player that graduatted with a first class degree is the Nigerian superstar Ini-Abasi Anefiok Umotong. She is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Lewes and the Nigeria national team.

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She is one of the only few players that combined football career with her studies. She studied Economics and had a degree at the University of Southampton. She graduated with first-class honours.


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