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.
The ideal participant is :
A retired player with at least one international A match for her/his national team.
With a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Players that want to translate their impact on the pitch to a second career, be it in football or in any other area.
A curious mind with deep interest in sharing experiences and knowledge.
A demonstrable eagerness to always learn and improve her/himself.
Format & Timeline
The program is hybrid, delivered partly face-to-face and partly online.
The Learning Journey
Module 1 - Plan The Next Ninety
The Kickoff will allow you to understand your own skills, how they can be used in a different setting and to set a professional objective. You will be ready for the journey.
Module 2 - Understand Business
An effective manager must understand the logic of business, evaluate risks, recognize red flags and take the right decisions. Module 2 will get you ready for the business environment.
Module 3 - Navigate the Working Environment
Like in Football, it is essential to know how an organizational structure works in order to thrive on leadership positions. Module 3 will prepare you to run successful organizations and be an effective manager.
Module 4 - Be Strategic
How do we turn good ideas into a reality? It is all about strategy. Module 4 navigates the core of any business, and provides frame tool to be strategic.
Module 5 - Communicate Like A Pro
Communication is a crucial dimension of every business, you have to craft a compelling message, have a positive impact on your audience, build trust and be persuasive. Module 5 will make you a natural communicator.
Module 6 - Run A Project
What makes a difference between managers is their ability to plan and execute projects. Module 6 will give you all the tools to execute and run all the phases of a successful project.
Module 7 - Take Action
The final step on your new journey, presenting a concrete Final Project that will be your plan to enter the business world and successfully start your second career.
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.
The application period for the first edition is closed. General information and application process for the 2nd edition will be available at the end of 2022.
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