Tsuneyasu Miyamoto will become the first former professional Japanese soccer player to enroll in the FIFA Master program, Miyamoto’s management office announced April 17.
The former national soccer team captain retired late last year after playing for the J.League's Vissel Kobe.
Miyamoto, 35, will be the fifth Japanese to study for an International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport.
He is scheduled to move to Europe in late July to prepare for his studies, including language training, before the program starts in September.
The FIFA Master program entails studying the history of sports, business theory, law and other disciplines over 10 months at universities in Britain, Italy and Switzerland.
“I hope to do my best in my studies and group work so I can use the knowledge and connections I gain in the program to contribute to the development of the sports industry and the world of soccer,” Miyamoto said.
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