Every match comes to an end and so does the playing career of a football player. And when those retired legs no longer run up-and-down the pitch every Saturday, these players face a whole new world where a variety of occupations are waiting to be explored.
Some 'stay' in the game and become coaches.
Some take the opportunity to try a different kind of football.
Some are given the mandate to take on a more management role, at club level...
...and sometimes at continental level.
Some view the game from the different perspective of journalism.
Some try their luck in politics.
Some try their looks in entertainment.
Some team up with old colleagues and pursue business ventures.
However, with all the new possibilities to redefine and make a name for themselves...
...they should never, and must never become security guards. Especially...
*In his golden era, the Brazillian left-back was well-known for his pace and cannonball free-kicks.
Written and illustrated by Inov Fauzi
BSD, 16 December 2011