While most professional footballers spend the bulk of their careers focusing only on sport, here are 14 players who impressively have degrees to their name.
To be a top-level player for many years is impressive, but to perform consistently with the demands of professional football and focus on education too is a feat that is truly admirable.
For example, Giorgio Chiellini. Today, the 37-year-old centre-back still holds key roles within both the Juventus and Italy set-ups and is widely revered among the best defenders of the last 15 years.
It has been reported, though, that, in 2010, the Bianconeri legend completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Commerce before getting his Master's in the same subjects seven years later.
Chiellini's intelligence and drive should perhaps come as no surprise, however, with the 2020 UEFA European Championship winner having made a name for himself by smartly thwarting his opponents.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has a degree in Physical Education, while former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta, who scored the winner in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final in South Africa, has acquired a degree in Sports Science and Biology.
Here are 14 players with degrees to their names!