Fox Soccer: Soccer players struggling with mental health, survey reveals

By: Fox Soccer April 2nd, 2014

One in four professional footballers said they suffer symptoms of anxiety and depression in a new study into the sport’s largely unexplored ”dark side” of mental illness.The mental health of recently retired professional footballers was even more worrisome, with one in three reporting signs of anxiety and depression. Some 300 current and former professionals – from the Netherlands, Major League Soccer, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand – took part in the study for the players’ union, FIFPro. Read More….