Sportsman in football - Salary and Career
Professional Athletes

Sportsman in football - 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 Sportsman in football earn

A Sportsman in football 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 Sportsman in football

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 Sportsman in football

Professional Athletes must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Sportsman in football 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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