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Cultural Intelligence

A recent study showed that more than one third of athletes were expatriates in 20141, with almost half of all active professional footballers having experienced international migration during their football career. But mentioning cultural intelligence and professional football players in the same sentence often raises eyebrows or question marks. Why should football players have to worry about working across different cultures?

If we take a closer look at the industry, it becomes clear that players are finding themselves in multicultural teams, surrounded by diverse staff, often in a place far...

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