Becoming a famous football player is very difficult. Becoming a successful pilot is also very difficult. So how about seeing which job is the toughest? That is what Nissan thought when four Manchester City players have experienced the Dream Job Swap, becoming racing drivers for a day and being tutored by Nissan’s GT Academy drivers. 

David Silva, Bacary Sagna, Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala got behind the wheel of Nissan’s Juke Nismo RS and took to the track with professional motorsport drivers Jann Mardenborough, Miguel Faisca, Ricardo Sanchez, Lucas Ordóñez for a car control session. 

The job swap concept was inspired by a Nissan-commissioned study that found that nearly a third of nine to 13-year olds believe that footballers and racing drivers have the most exciting careers in the world.

Youngsters are clearly dreaming of following in Silva’s footsteps, with nearly a quarter (22%) admitting that becoming a footballer would be their ultimate dream job.

Driving was very much on the children’s radar too, with 64% of the 1,000 respondents highlighting learning to drive as their most exhilarating future milestone.