15 Key Skills to Achieve Success in Football (& tips to improve)


If you dream about becoming a professional football player, you have your work cut out . Less than one percent of footballers who have played the game regularly from a very young age really achieves success in football and gets the opportunity to make a living by playing. Only a small fraction of that one percent gets the opportunity to play in the big leagues and earn the fortune and fame often associated with being a professional footballer.

To become a professional soccer player and achieve success in football, you’ll need to participate in elite soccer training to develop these 4 core areas:

  • 1. Technique – ball control, dribbling skills, passing accuracy, body control

  • 2. Game intelligence – spatial awareness, tactical knowledge, risk assessment

  • 3. Physical fitness – endurance, balance and coordination, speed, strength and power

  • 4. Proper mindset – compasssion, composure and mental strength, coachability, self-motivation