Football midfielder - Salary and Career
Professional Athletes

Football midfielder - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They take part as professionals in sports competitions and competitions. Participate, individually or collectively, in sports competitions, on a professional basis.

How much does an Football midfielder earn

A Football midfielder earns between $1.096 and $37.152 per month, with an average monthly salary of $8.097 and a median salary of $1.250 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 21.039 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Football midfielder

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 8.097 97.165 2.024 38
1º Quartile 1.096 13.156 274 5
Median Salary 1.250 15.000 313 6
3º Quartile 28.334 340.003 7.083 134
Higher Salary 37.152 445.822 9.288 176


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • athletes, sportsmen
        • professional athletes

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Main workplaces

Professional Athletes professionals work in clubs, sports associations, academies, public administration bodies dedicated to sports, teaching, etc. There are no common rules for all types of sport. In order to become professional, they follow specific rules of the sports associations to which they are linked, building, therefore, different trajectories, based on different combinations between time spent in the sport, participation in games and events, awards, etc. Most work as self-employed, at irregular hours. In some activities, some professionals may be subjected to special working conditions, such as psychological pressure, intense noise and high temperatures, as well as staying in uncomfortable positions for long periods.


What does it take to work in the field of Professional Athletes

Formal schooling is not a precondition for the exercise of this family's occupations. The practical training of professional athletes can take place either through training and exercises performed individually and/or collectively, in general, under the supervision of coaches or technicians, or through participation in tests, competitions, games and contests.


Functions and activities of Football midfielder

Professional Athletes must:

  • participate in official sport competitions;
  • prepare physicist for competitions;
  • define career goals and objectives in the modality;
  • prepare psychologically for competitions;
  • prepare psychologically for competition;
  • maintain nutritional preparation;
  • knowing the rules and regulations of sport;
  • develop strategies and tactics for competition;
  • knowing sports rules and regulations;
  • update technical readiness;
  • set career goals and objectives in the modality;
  • setting career goals and objectives in sport;
  • know the rules and regulations of sport;
  • update technical preparation;
  • preparing psychologically for competition;
  • prepare the physique for competitions;
  • prepare psychologically for competitions;
  • define career goals and objectives in the modality;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • prepare physicist for competition;
  • participate in official sports competition;
  • setting career goals and objectives in the sport;
  • set goals and career objectives in the sport;
  • prepare the physicist for competitions;
  • prepare yourself psychologically for competitions;
  • participate in official sports competitions;
  • prepare your physique for competitions;
  • prepare psychologically for competition;
  • preparing psychologically for competition;
  • develop strategies and tactics for the competition;
  • update the technical preparation;
  • set career goals and objectives in the sport;
  • prepare the physicist for competition;

  • Activities

    • use the appropriate material for the sport;
    • respect the rules;
    • entry in a timely manner;
    • train concentration;
    • setting target competitions;
    • be disciplined;
    • participate in unofficial tournaments and competitions;
    • know the penalties of the sport;
    • be serious;
    • use the appropriate sporting material to the characteristics of the competition venue;
    • analyze the competition calendar of the modality;
    • know the type of flooring at the competition venue;
    • be ethical;
    • use sports equipment appropriate to the characteristics of the competition venue;
    • drive the animal;
    • follow a physical preparation program with professional guidance;
    • periodize training;
    • be dedicated;
    • respect coach, referees and athletes;
    • practice sport specific physical training;
    • train memorization;
    • prepare the animal for competition;
    • know the type of floor of the competition venue;
    • avoid the ingestion of substances harmful to sports practice;
    • training regularly;
    • analyze the physical and climatic conditions of the competition venue;
    • have a leadership spirit;
    • diagnose technical deficiencies;
    • control weight;
    • practice reflex training;
    • sign up in a timely manner;
    • practice strength training;
    • develop specific means to execute the strategy;
    • maintain a good relationship with the media;
    • be sociable;
    • practice blast training;
    • practice flexibility training;
    • have courage;
    • practice agility training;
    • simulate game and competition situations;
    • training relaxation;
    • simulate plays in training;
    • submit to specific tests to identify deficiencies in minerals and vitamins;
    • have perseverance;
    • update yourself periodically;
    • submit yourself to the follow-up of a sports psychologist;
    • plan training schedule;
    • send implement for gauging;
    • train visualization;
    • participate in exchange programs;
    • practice sport-specific physical training;
    • prepare yourself psychologically for competitions;
    • follow the updated technical instructions;
    • participating in technical conferences of the sport;
    • work as a team;
    • plan a training schedule;
    • maintain emotional balance;
    • submit psychological assessment;
    • maintain self-confidence;
    • submit to the official weigh-in;
    • train regularly;
    • consult a nutritionist;
    • submit psychological evaluation;
    • master the portuguese language;
    • follow the nutritional program established by the nutritionist;
    • training concentration;
    • evaluate the type of lane and track of the racetrack;
    • have a spirit of leadership;
    • have the ability to deal with defeat;
    • submit to the official weigh-in;
    • be determined;
    • technically analyze the opponent;
    • follow the schedules predetermined by the organizing committee;
    • replenish fluid during and after training and competition;
    • training breathing;
    • evaluate the type of lane and racetrack track;
    • submit specific tests to identify deficiencies in minerals and vitamins;
    • practice reflex training;
    • practice speed training;
    • practicing muscular resistance exercises;
    • analyze opponent behavior;
    • analyze the opposing animal;
    • set the target competitions;
    • prepare yourself to react to adverse situations;
    • use specific implements of the modality;
    • practicing muscular endurance exercises;
    • have grit;
    • know the competition venue;
    • be affiliated with the entities responsible for the sport (conf., feder., associations.);
    • using the rules;
    • knowing the penalties of the sport;
    • make decisions;
    • participate in social programs;
    • set results goals for short, medium and long term;
    • have humility;
    • develop the specific means for executing the strategy;
    • correct technical deficiencies;
    • knowing the sport score;
    • know the competition regulations;
    • follow high-level sporting events;
    • periodize training;
    • seek incentives and sponsorships;
    • training under psychological pressure;
    • be affiliated with the entities responsible for the sport (cf., feder., associations.);
    • register in a timely manner;
    • adapt to the lifestyle required by the profession;
    • participate in courses and lectures in the sport;
    • define your own competition style;
    • analyze opponent's behavior;
    • practice specific physical training of the modality;
    • prepare automobile equipment for competition;
    • explore the best positioning for performance within the competition area;
    • submit physical and medical evaluation;
    • undo opponent's strengths;
    • set target competitions;
    • train relaxation;
    • exploit your opponent's weaknesses;
    • analyze the natural obstacles of the competition site;
    • practice the technical fundamentals of the sport;
    • maintain self-esteem;


    Sectors that hire Football midfielder the most in the job market

    • social, sports and similar clubs
    • other sports activities
    • production and promotion of sports events
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • sports education
    • agency of professionals for sports, cultural and artistic activities
    • other recreation and leisure activities
    • associative activities
    • advertising space agency
    • activities of employer and business associative organizations




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