10 Surprising Football Players Who Graduated University

9. Sócrates

Socrates is perhaps the only trained Doctor to ever play at the highest level of football
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Socrates is perhaps the only trained Doctor to ever play at the highest level of football

As one of Brazil’s greatest ever players, Sócrates was just as talented off the pitch and drew other comparisons to his namesake as an iconic classical Greek philosopher.

The 1983 South American Footballer of the Year unbelievably completed a doctorate in Medicine whilst playing professionally and practised medicine after his retirement.

In addition to that, Sócrates also held a PhD in Philosophy. Sócrates is probably the smartest man to ever play the beautiful game.