Vaggelis Karamoulas is a graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a specialization in football.
Furthermore, he holds 2 masters. The first one, a master of education specializing in the administration of sport-educational organizations, with the thesis subject: “Communication skills of the technical director in football academies”. The second master’s degree in “Sociology, Anthropology of Sports “, specializing in the sociology of body and gender and with thesis subject: “Gender dimensions of football, the social profile of Greek women footballers”.
He is certified with the UEFA A ‘ Coaching Licence. He also has certification in adult education and safequarding by FIFA. He works as a physical education teacher in public education, while he is a professional football coach for over 25 years. Among others, he has worked in: AEK, Atromitos Ath., Apollon Ath., Ethnikos P., Kifissia, Acharnaikos, Vrilissia, Athenaida, Panelefsiniakos. Vaggeli’s has chosen to dedicate himself in women’s football both as a researcher and as a coach, having worked in Odysseas Glyfadas, Vrilissia and A.O. Zoi.
He has published articles and scientific studies and has participated as a speaker in numerous scientific seminars and conferences.
The history of sports and especially football is a story of masculinity, male dominance and underestimation of women. Even today, despite the huge rise of women’s football and the fact that it is considered as the central pillar of the sport’s development for the world governing bodies of football, it is still considered a “male” sport. For many, football and women do not go hand in hand. We will see how this inequality has evolved over time, we will examine the current situation, we will describe how gender inequality is expressed in football in Greece and internationally and we will make proposals to improve the situation.