A LIFE STORY OF A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER AT THE END OF HIS CAREER
|Year of publication
|Article in Proceedings
|8TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON KINESIOLOGY
|MU Faculty or unit
|Sport and leisure time activities
|involution; handled/not handled involution; theory of transition; category
|It is possible to more or less divide the lives of professional athletes from a professional point of view into two phases - the time of their sports career and the time after. While in the time of active sports life, sport is simultaneously also the source of living, after finishing their career the athletes have to change their life from scratch and they need to find a new position in the work market. Involution - finishing career - is an important phase in the life of professional athletes. This study presents the results of two case studies - former football players. In the frame of our research, through semi structured interview we obtained the life and sport story of the players, which we subsequently processed from the point of view of handled/non handled involution. Therefore in this discussion, we are analysing the stories of these professional football players from the point of view of involution and we observe factors and categories which influenced the end of their sports career. In the story, we for example mention the category of the position of the sportsman in the society, perception of comfort, discomfort and losses, planning the future - strategies for solving the involution, support from the side of their club, family, etc. We are interpreting the results based on logical analyses of the stories and the available literature.