The Next 90 is a program aimed to provide retired football players the right tools to design their new career, be it close to the field or on any other area. It has the practical and hands-on approach of developing a real-life project, and will empower participants to be the CEO of their new career.
Players that want to translate their impact on the pitch to a second career, be it in football or in any other area.
Format & Timeline
The program is hybrid, delivered partly face-to-face and partly online.
Module 1 – Plan The Next Ninety
Module 2 – Understand Business
Module 3 - Navigate the Working Environment
Module 4 – Be Strategic
Module 5 – Communicate Like A Pro
Module 6 – Run A Project
Module 7 - Take Action
Language & Cost
Language: Programme will be taught in English.
Cost: FIFA covers all tuition and fee costs, each participant should cover their individual traveling costs for the 3 on-site modules.
FIFA Legends is the way by which FIFA recognises all those who have achieved something significant in the game of football, taking into account respective achievements linked to domestic and international careers. In total, there are over 7,000 footballers and coaches who can call themselves FIFA Legends. Leading by example is vital in football and the stars who have inspired millions of fans in the past can make a difference as role models for future generations. To that end, more than 800 FIFA Legends have already participated in activities to convey positive messages to the global football community.
The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. CIES was created in 1995 as a Foundation between the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the University of Neuchâtel, the City and State of Neuchâtel.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach (law, sociology, geography, history and management), CIES provides research and education to the world of sport. Since its creation, CIES has aimed to be a bridge between the worlds of research, education, and sports organisations. It encourages the exchange of knowledge and experience between stakeholders from both academia and the international sports industry. Thanks to its international network of universities and experts, CIES supports and conducts research and education projects all around the world.