- Rodri pursued his educational dreams despite being a regular with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
- The Spaniard has now obtained a degree in Business Administration and Management at the prestigious University of Castellon
- He took advantage of the confinement period to study hard and took his oral exam a few days after the opening of Euro 2020 in Spain.
Manchester City ace Rodrigo Hernandez stunned Cub fans as he graduated in business administration and management.
SPORTbible reports that the Spaniard had previously enrolled at the University of Castellon to take a course in business and economics studies during his time at Spanish club Villarreal.
His career progressed and he moved to Premier League club Manchester City, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his educational dreams even though he was a regular at Pep Guardiola.
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Rodri believes education is key, and he quickly used the lockdown period to study hard and took his oral exam a few days after the Euro 2020 opener between Spain and Sweden this summer.
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The same year he won the Premier League for the first time, he was at the very end of his studies.
The former Atletico Madrid man said on Manchester City’s official website.
“I’m done. I just have to do one last try, a little try, but all the subjects, the big try at the end is done.
“It was hard work, but in the end it was nice.
“You have time for everything. Of course, it is a very demanding job as a footballer because it not only requires playing, training and playing, it is also the rest and the care that you have to take for yourself.
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“Imagine coming home at three o’clock to have the whole afternoon free. There are a lot of other things you can do.
“Of course you can’t keep pace with other students, but with patience, with dedication, you can.”
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Legit.ng reported earlier that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford received a doctorate from the University of Manchester for helping tackle poverty and his athletic achievements.
The 23-year-old joins legends Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton, making him the youngest person to receive the honor.
The Manchester-born star gave free meals to hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren during the coronavirus pandemic and it was well celebrated.