Whether they like it or not, soccer players have a reputation for not being the brightest sparks.

We don’t know if it’s there mundane post-match interview responses or bad lifestyle decisions, but we just expect the average player to be dumb.

These 11 soccer stars are reason we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.

We bet they are smarter than you and get paid multi-millions for their 90 minute Saturday job!


Yuto Nagatomo


Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo graduated with a Bachelors in Economics at Meji University.

The Japanese international who has written two books attended the university in Western Japan before joining FC Tokyo in 2007.