Smartest footballers: Former Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea stars in Premier League clever XI

West Ham ace Reece Oxford is one of thousands of teenagers who will be getting their GCSE results today. Although he is the only one doing it off the back of a great performance against Arsenal! To mark the occasion, bookmakers Bwin have created an XI of the smartest footballers to have played in the Premier League.

Even if the 16-year-old manages A*s across the board, he won’t be getting in to this side. Language, Science, and Maths experts are all in the team, which encompasses players from clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal as well as a few others.

Footballers are generally seen as a bit dim, but this group seem to be doing their best to prove that stereotype wrong.

First up are Romelu Lukaku, who can speak five languages, and Iain Dowie, who appears to struggle with all languages but has Masters in Engineering and used to work for British Aerospace!

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