By Tom Watson The official answer to which is best to be a footballer is the one which has the best value, according to research from UK research company, Fathom.
It has revealed that players who spend more time with their families are more likely to be successful and earn more money in the long term, while those who stay at home are more inclined to end up unemployed and spend time at home less.
The company analysed data from more than 1.3 million players from around the world.
“Fathom has identified the key factors in which players make a successful football career and identified which factors matter most for them,” said Dr Brian O’Donoghue, director of football at Fathom, in a statement.
It found that players spend a majority of their time with families.
They are more often in contact with their parents and are less likely to get involved in extracurricular activities.
These factors are not just about money, but also include health, family, community and community involvement, social skills, self-esteem and family relationships.
“It’s also important to consider which factors contribute to success in football,” he added.
“In our study, we looked at how important these factors were for the most successful players.”
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