26-year-old, Imaad Khan has become the first Pakistani to enroll for a master’s degree at the prestigious Real Madrid Graduate School in Spain this year. Khan, a skilled football player himself since the age of ten, was on the national team in 2016 during Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka. Today he runs a sports club and football academy called ‘Baseline’ in Islamabad.
Real Madrid Graduate School is ranked the world’s second-best for sports education by Forbes.
Last month, Khan started a master’s degree in football coaching and management and is currently taking online lessons while he waits for his Spanish visa to physically attend classes at the pioneering Real Madrid Graduate School, which aims to train the industry’s future leading professionals.
Khan was also accepted to the institute in 2019 but could not enroll as he needed financial aid. With help of BARD foundation, he will now be able to fulfil his dream.