Professional Sportsperson

Professional Sportsman

Professional Athlete

The tasks a Professional Sportsman is expected to perform include:

Participating in public exhibitions or competitions of games or sports for gain

Discussing details of engagement with clubs, institutions, etc. for participation in exhibition games or sports

Playing games or participating in sports according to established rules

Exhibiting talent, prowess, skill, style, etc.

Visiting different centres and places to participate in games according to engagement

Coaching players in particular games for consideration

Signing contracts for engagement

Playing games like cricket, football, tennis, etc. professionally based on the playersproficiency and engagement

In-depth knowledge of all the rules and regulations related to the game

Skilled in handling and using the sports equipment

Knowledge of events being held for sports professionals

Ability to take up engagement with various sports clubs, institutions etc.

Skilled in playing the game

Proficiency in fulfilling all the fitness criteria set by the sports body

Ability to keep mentally fit before a game/match

Skilled in exhibiting talent, prowess, skill, style, etc. in every game played

Not required

Physically fit

Hard working


Good stamina



It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 8 hours of practise everyday

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stiff back, joint pain and muscle injuries, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 25000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Industry in India

Sports from games and physical activity to organized competitive sport have an important role in all societies. For the individual, it enhances fitness, improves general health and enables a person to be self-confident. At the national level, sport and physical education contribute to economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together. In the recent years, India has hosted a large number of international events. Since Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010, the prime focus of the government is on infrastructure development including transportation, power, etc. Sports retailing has boosted the manufacturing industry in countries like India and China which are global manufacturing hubs for sports products.

With increasing interest in all kinds of sports and youngsters opting for sports as a career option, the job of a Professional Sportsman seems to have a great future. There are ample opportunities, starting from domestic tournaments to state level and national level tournaments and going on to international level. The career of Professional Sportsman playing sports in India is a promising one as professional sports and sports bodies/clubs are on a rise.

Professional sports teams

National/state teams

Cities and towns across India