Premier League A career as a PROFESSIONAL soccer player.

About it - The Premier League is an English professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition.

Salary (wages, earnings) - Premier League players are some of the highest-paid athletes in sport and according to the Global Sports Salary Survey (GSSS), clubs pay their players on average, a £2.4 million a year each.

Classes to take - No education is necessary to become a professional soccer player. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has played soccer for Manchester United, is uneducated, although he joined the Sporting Lisbon academy at the age of 12 for training in soccer. Many professional soccer clubs have academies that train young players. Most players are recruited by scouts during soccer matches.

College - Any college that has a school soccer team that plays at a high enough level for players to get noticed.

Tuition - Ranges from what the colleges offer but no or only some payment is required if a scholarship is offered.

Facts (About the College) - College soccer is played by teams of soccer students throughout colleges and universities. It is most widespread in the United States, but is also prominent in South Korea and Canada. The institutions typically hire full-time professional coaches and staff, although the student athletes are strictly amateur and are not paid. College soccer in the United States is sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the sports regulatory body for major universities, and by the governing bodies for smaller universities and colleges.College soccer teams play a variety of conference and non-conference games throughout the fall season, with the season culminating in the post-season tournament called the College Cup. The St. Louis University Billikens are the most successful team, having won 10 College Cups.Top college players often go on to play professionally in Major League Soccer or other professional leagues. The best college soccer player each year is awarded the Hermann Trophy.

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