“Given the first results of the Head in the Game study and also based on my own experience, it is clear that health in retired elite football players needs further investigation. Long-term health consequences can be prevented, treated and cured. We have to overcome the myth that professional football players are invulnerable and care for the health of tomorrows elite players.”
The goal of the Head in the Game project is to evaluate and improve long-term health in elite men's and women's football. The main question we seek to answer is: does a professional football career have any consequences for the musculoskeletal or neurocognitive health of former players?