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Differnt jobs at a football club.

Jobs in Football

Jobs in Football

How well do you know football vocabulary?

This Football English lesson presents, practises and tests 10 football words that are used to describe different jobs people do working for a football club.

  1. chairman
  2. chief scout
  3. club doctor
  4. first team coach
  5. fitness coach
  6. groundsmen
  7. kit man
  8. manager
  9. physio
  10. stewards

Use the activity in the LEARN section to learn 10 words and phrases used to describe different football words. 

After you have finished with the learning activity, use the QUIZ to see how much you've learned and to score some points. There are also worksheets you can download to help you learn these football words. 

Remember, when you score points, you move up the leaderboard. You can also help your team and your country climb the leaderboard and become Premier Skills English champions!

Good luck!

Learn and practise the words

Many different people work at a football club.
Activity: This activity tests your knowledge of the 10 words above. Match the words with the pictures.
Test yourself: Match the words and the pictures

Quiz - How many words have you learnt?

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Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
19/04/2021
BR
1512
points

Yes I did!


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Gabriel Amaral
19/04/2021 16:16
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Yes I did!

Jacek-Poland
11/04/2021
PL
513
points

I didn't see two pictures. I guessed. :)


Jacek-Poland
11/04/2021 21:07
Poland
Liverpool
513

I didn't see two pictures. I guessed. :)

Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
24/03/2021
EG
438
points

There is a problem with 2 pictures in (Matching Test) they didn't appeared!


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
24/03/2021 13:52
Egypt
Arsenal
438

There is a problem with 2 pictures in (Matching Test) they didn't appeared!

marynchukdenys1984's picture
marynchukdenys1984
17/11/2020
UA
272
points

Hi, another one of the useful lesson for me! I am happy) Thanks


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marynchukdenys1984
17/11/2020 17:21
Ukraine
Liverpool
272

Hi, another one of the useful lesson for me! I am happy) Thanks

mat_cfc_pl
31/10/2020
PL
349
points

I'm fine. Happy Halloween ;)


mat_cfc_pl
31/10/2020 21:21
Poland
Chelsea
349

I'm fine. Happy Halloween ;)

Crisp87
11/09/2020
AR
264
points

Good!


Crisp87
11/09/2020 04:21
Argentina
Liverpool
264

Good!

Izabela
23/06/2020
BR
1505
points

Very good


Izabela
23/06/2020 15:56
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Very good

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
03/06/2020
TR
6473
points

It was amazing :)
But I have a question ,
what's the difference between the coach and the manager ?

Thanks a lot Rich and Jack


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
03/06/2020 22:18
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

It was amazing :)
But I have a question ,
what's the difference between the coach and the manager ?

Thanks a lot Rich and Jack

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Hector Pinzon
11/04/2020
CO
495
points

ok.


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Hector Pinzon
11/04/2020 21:38
Colombia
Manchester United
495

ok.

hsn's picture
hsn
14/02/2020
TR
5119
points

Hi Jack!
I always supposed that during the game when a player injured club doctor treat her/him on the pitch not physio. I think it's not right.
All my best wishes. Bye.


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hsn
14/02/2020 18:14
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5119

Hi Jack!
I always supposed that during the game when a player injured club doctor treat her/him on the pitch not physio. I think it's not right.
All my best wishes. Bye.

Rich's picture
Rich
18/02/2020
ES
594
points

Hi Hsn,

Jack's not around at the moment so I hope you don't mind if I answer your question :)

I've had a read of the rules and regulations about this and it seems that in 2012 it became compulsory for there always to be a team doctor on the side of the pitch, in addition to a physio. 

The only people who can treat an injured player on the pitch is the club doctor or the physio. I think both of them go on to the pitch and they decide together how to treat the injured player.

Hope that helps.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
18/02/2020 08:25
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Hsn,

Jack's not around at the moment so I hope you don't mind if I answer your question :)

I've had a read of the rules and regulations about this and it seems that in 2012 it became compulsory for there always to be a team doctor on the side of the pitch, in addition to a physio. 

The only people who can treat an injured player on the pitch is the club doctor or the physio. I think both of them go on to the pitch and they decide together how to treat the injured player.

Hope that helps.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Czarek54321
02/11/2019
PL
314
points

cool.


Czarek54321
02/11/2019 18:27
Poland
Manchester City
314

cool.

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josegsalass
22/10/2019
VE
581
points

There are some other jobs in football. I believe you should add another section.


josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
22/10/2019 00:17
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

There are some other jobs in football. I believe you should add another section.

englishman
25/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

yes it's very easy


englishman
25/08/2019 13:44
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes it's very easy

englishman
25/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

It's ok Ihave done it wit great right


englishman
25/08/2019 13:42
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

It's ok Ihave done it wit great right

KamilSh
04/06/2019
RU
473
points

It was easy.


KamilSh
04/06/2019 19:00
Russia
Liverpool
473

It was easy.

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ldzingirai
24/03/2019
ZW
1742
points

Good lesson.


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ldzingirai
24/03/2019 11:44
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

Good lesson.

Ruta__91
06/01/2019
IT
56
points

good


Ruta__91
06/01/2019 14:20
Italy
Chelsea
56

good

alberto19garcia19
29/11/2018
ES
241
points

gg wp


alberto19garcia19
29/11/2018 14:41
Spain
Arsenal
241

gg wp

misabog's picture
misabog
29/01/2018
RS
319
points

Yes, I did. But I made four mistakes on matching because I haven't seen two pictures!


misabog's picture
misabog
29/01/2018 18:53
Serbia
Liverpool
319

Yes, I did. But I made four mistakes on matching because I haven't seen two pictures!

Maks Poland
05/12/2017
PL
823
points

I'm getting better. 


Maks Poland
05/12/2017 14:59
Poland
Manchester United
823

I'm getting better. 

Yaewint
12/11/2017
MM
130
points

I got most of quesstions right.


Yaewint
12/11/2017 23:44
Myanmar
Manchester United
130

I got most of quesstions right.

jmesav92
24/10/2017
CO
297
points

I don't have clear the differen between manager and first team coach.


jmesav92
24/10/2017 22:59
Colombia
Chelsea
297

I don't have clear the differen between manager and first team coach.

admin's picture
admin
24/10/2017
GB
560
points

Hi Jmesav92

Rich (part of the Premier Skills English team) answered this question two comments down. Can you see his answer?

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


admin's picture
admin
24/10/2017 23:16
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Jmesav92

Rich (part of the Premier Skills English team) answered this question two comments down. Can you see his answer?

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

hugoslime
29/08/2017
GB
1
points

aced it


hugoslime
29/08/2017 09:20
United Kingdom
Arsenal
1

aced it

EMIZA99
09/05/2017
ES
700
points

I would like to know the differences between: Manager vs First team coach.... thanks


EMIZA99
09/05/2017 10:32
Spain
Manchester United
700

I would like to know the differences between: Manager vs First team coach.... thanks

Rich's picture
Rich
10/05/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Emiza99

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

This is a tricky one and is about football culture as well as language. In the UK, managers do many more things than coach the players and choose the team. Managers choose new players and deal with transfers and they deal with all aspects of the club from the youth teams to the first team. A first team coach works next to the manager or, in some countries, alone but his job is to only train the players in the first team. In other countries (like Spain and Italy I think) there isn't really a manager because transfers are often chosen by the club or president. 

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/05/2017 09:11
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Emiza99

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

This is a tricky one and is about football culture as well as language. In the UK, managers do many more things than coach the players and choose the team. Managers choose new players and deal with transfers and they deal with all aspects of the club from the youth teams to the first team. A first team coach works next to the manager or, in some countries, alone but his job is to only train the players in the first team. In other countries (like Spain and Italy I think) there isn't really a manager because transfers are often chosen by the club or president. 

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

baki333
24/12/2016
BA
310
points

great


baki333
24/12/2016 21:25
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
310

great

GUGUN
12/07/2016
ID
223
points

I got those right


GUGUN
12/07/2016 05:07
Indonesia
Manchester United
223

I got those right

englishman
15/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

thanks


englishman
15/06/2016 16:29
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

thanks

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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes,I did all of them true.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016 04:10
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes,I did all of them true.

haydi's picture
haydi
28/02/2016
TN
3189
points

Seriously, I'm confused between manager, coach, and chairman! Here, the coach is the person who trains the team and makes plans and methods (defending, attacking, ...), and He is the person blamed when loosing. The chairman is the owner or the sponsor of the team! I can't understand the function of manager, when listening to podcasts,I thought that is the coach because you give much importance to him!


haydi's picture
haydi
28/02/2016 22:48
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Seriously, I'm confused between manager, coach, and chairman! Here, the coach is the person who trains the team and makes plans and methods (defending, attacking, ...), and He is the person blamed when loosing. The chairman is the owner or the sponsor of the team! I can't understand the function of manager, when listening to podcasts,I thought that is the coach because you give much importance to him!

Rich's picture
Rich
29/02/2016
ES
594
points

Yes, the difference between coach and manager can be confusing and the defintion of the job can depend on the country you are talking about. A manager performs the role of coach plus he has a role in other aspects of the club such as choosing and buying players although the chairman, of course, has the money. Manager is usually the format that is used in the UK. In other countries, such as Spain, the chairman also choses the players so they hire a coach who only deals with the players. Hope that helps!


Rich's picture
Rich
29/02/2016 08:34
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yes, the difference between coach and manager can be confusing and the defintion of the job can depend on the country you are talking about. A manager performs the role of coach plus he has a role in other aspects of the club such as choosing and buying players although the chairman, of course, has the money. Manager is usually the format that is used in the UK. In other countries, such as Spain, the chairman also choses the players so they hire a coach who only deals with the players. Hope that helps!

haydi's picture
haydi
29/02/2016
TN
3189
points

thank you very much Rich! It's ok! Here, in Tunisia, just like Spain -if I well understand some issues about football- we have not 'manager', just chairman and coach, a doctor and a physio, that's all I think. The chairman and coach do all tasks.


haydi's picture
haydi
29/02/2016 12:05
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

thank you very much Rich! It's ok! Here, in Tunisia, just like Spain -if I well understand some issues about football- we have not 'manager', just chairman and coach, a doctor and a physio, that's all I think. The chairman and coach do all tasks.

Tigrann
02/02/2016
AM
328
points

easy one


Tigrann
02/02/2016 06:01
Armenia
Southampton
328

easy one

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jinlee
18/01/2016
VN
260
points

oh yay so good


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jinlee
18/01/2016 04:11
Vietnam
Chelsea
260

oh yay so good

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MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I've got everything right


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MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015 09:08
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I've got everything right

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I've got everything right. Thank you for useful vocabular!


nikosonris
16/11/2015 14:07
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I've got everything right. Thank you for useful vocabular!

knight
02/11/2015
TR
1182
points

too easy


knight
02/11/2015 20:13
Turkey
Liverpool
1182

too easy

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aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3557
points

That's great!


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aragorn1986
25/10/2015 15:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

That's great!

Abdallah
22/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Really useful quiz


Abdallah
22/09/2015 12:17
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Really useful quiz

chriswar
24/08/2015
PL
44
points

Phrase: to be in charge of.
I have to remember.


chriswar
24/08/2015 20:53
Poland
Leicester City
44

Phrase: to be in charge of.
I have to remember.

mkoriev
26/04/2015
UZ
813
points

Did it in the first attept!


mkoriev
26/04/2015 07:33
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
813

Did it in the first attept!

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Sofiene
11/03/2015
TN
2
points

great


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Sofiene
11/03/2015 18:39
Tunisia
Arsenal
2

great

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abhishekpride10
02/09/2014
IN
0
points

feels good.


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abhishekpride10
02/09/2014 06:00
India
Manchester United
0

feels good.

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Pocoyo
15/06/2014
MY
0
points

Great! I've just learnt another meaning for the word "steward".


Pocoyo's picture
Pocoyo
15/06/2014 09:54
Malaysia
Manchester United
0

Great! I've just learnt another meaning for the word "steward".

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Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 words related to the different jobs people do working for a football club.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

It's 'chief scout' NOT 'cheif scout' or 'chef scout'!