FIELD RESEARCH FINDINGS
THE FA RELEASE REPORT INTO THE EFFECTS OF FOOTBALL IN EX-PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS.
In 2017, The FA and The PFA appointed Dr William Stewart and colleagues at the University of Glasgow and the Hampden Sports Clinic to lead an independent research study into the incidence of degenerative neurocognitive disease in ex-professional footballers.
Making this one of the most comprehensive studies ever commissioned globally into the long-term health of former professional footballers.
The Study titled ‘Football’s Influence on Lifelong Health and Dementia Risk’ [FIELD] aim was to be able to provide some understanding of the long-term health impact of football.
Today [21 October 2019] The FA released the findings of the report. You can find out the results and insights into the research by visiting The FA site below.