Dr. Papadopoulos graduated from a total of four degree programs with a doctorate in addition to the German Sport University in Cologne (sports management & sports economics) as the youngest doctor of the university and also attended the elite universities in Cambridge (England) and St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he participated in the so-called Was allowed to attend Executive Education. As part of his studies in sports science (Dipl. Sportwiss.), But later also in the context of his doctoral thesis, he dealt with scientific issues in the field of sports management & sports economics, where he put his focus on the football league. As part of one of his empirical studies, he analyzed, including inclusion of Bundesliga referees at the DFB, the relationship between remuneration and performance in professional sports.
He was also best of class in Business Administration (BWL), earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration with highest honors, completed the Management Information Systems degree (MIS) with “very good” and was also the fastest Masters graduate of all time at the UPB, maybe even throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. Dr. Papadopoulos also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Economics and completed the SAP ERP Certification course at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Of course, he looks back on a variety of professional experiences. Among other things, these include the product marketing stations at L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH, the sales department at Menshen Packaging Co. Ltd. in Shanghai (China) and in the sales department of a well-known German sporting goods manufacturer, who also equipped various professional clubs. In addition, he was active in numerous German sports clubs in the field of sports management and sports marketing.
His expertise in the field of sports management and many years of experience in professional sports has earned Dr. Ing. Papadopoulos has been bundling them for many years as a consultant / consultant and providing professional athletes with professional strategic career advice and planning. As a former high-performance athlete and football lover, he knows exactly the individual situation of professional athletes. His network is comprehensive, multi-layered and of course global. It is this combination of experience, competence and contacts that is unique and helpful for the individual career planning of professional athletes.