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Football or Soccer is a game played between two teams comprising of eleven players on each team who kick a spherical ball, aiming it to the opponent’s goal post. Accept for the Goal keeper no other players are supposed to use any other body parts but for their legs to kick the ball. The goal keeper is the only person permitted to handle the ball and may only do so within the penalty area. Football or soccer is the most popular sports in the world played by 250 million players over 200 countries.

Career Options

  • - Professional Football Player - Amateur Football Player - Sporting Clubs - Football Coach - Schools - Sports Academy

Educational Qualifications

  • There is no prerequisite for a football player when it comes to the game; however, coaches need to have at least graduation with 60% marks.

Personal Skills

  • - Athletic body and mind - Good stamina

Courses to be pursued

  • - Coaching courses
  • D-License (Introductory License): The AIFF - C Licence: AFC - B-Licence: AFC - A-Licence: AFC - Pro-Licence: AFC - Goalkeeping Level (1
  • 2 & 3): AFC - Conditioning Coaching Licence: AFC - Futsal Certificate Level 1 & 2: AFC

Top Colleges

  • Tata Football Academy Address: Inner Circle Road Bistupur Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001 Phone: 2221736 Website:
  • Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools HQ Address: Plot No. 382, 3rd Floor, 100 Ft Road, Ghitorni, Delhi 110030 Phone: 095820 08744

Working Conditions

Coaches and scouts often work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Full-time coaches usually practice more than 40 hours a week for several months during the sports season.

Top Companies

  • All India Football Federation, Address: Football House Sector 19 Phase 1 Dwarka New Delhi 110075 Phone: 91-11-25308200 Website:
  • Premier Indian Football Academy Address: #20 Ever Green Estate Shakti Mill Lane Beside Famous Studios Mahalakshmi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011 Phone: 09820968365 Website:

Successful Persons

Baichung Bhutia

Baichung Bhutia was born on 15 December 1976 and is a retired Indian footballer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent who played as a striker. Bhutia is considered to be the torchbearer of Indian football in the international arena. He is often nicknamed the Sikkimese Sniper because of his shooting skills in football.

Sunil Chetri

Sunil Chhetri was born on 3 August 1984 and he is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Indian club Bengaluru FC and the Indian national team. Popularly known as "Captain Fantastic" ,he is both the most-capped player,and all-time top goalscorer for Indian national team, with 64 goals in 101 appearances. He is also the current captain of the national team.

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