This Sokkaa.com article is one of many claiming that these handful of football players have exceptionally high IQs.

Most of the football players in the world are evaluated based on physical health, speed, skills, etc. However, some famous footballers have the highest IQ score. Down are the footballers with the highest IQ score in the world.

5. Juan Mata -IQ score: 142 [...]
4. Frank Lampard -IQ score: 150 [...]
3. Mario Balotelli -IQ score: 157 [...]
2. Arsene Wenger -IQ score: 157 [...]
1. Gerard Pique -IQ score: 170 [...]

I can't find any reliable reference for their claim. Is it true?

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    Oddthinking, is it OK to use "genius IQ" in the title? Is that subjective? – Barry Harrison May 19 at 20:53
  • Possible duplicate of Does James Woods have an IQ of 180? – LangLangC May 19 at 21:10
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    According to verywellmind.com/what-is-a-genius-iq-score-2795585 genius level starts at 160 so that makes the list shorter. – liftarn May 20 at 6:50
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    Yeah, the IQ-cutoff for "genius" is subjective. Some folks define it as 140+ (which is about 1 person in 261), while others go up to 160+ (which is about 1 person in 31,574), and there're plenty of other scales. Not really a proper definition in general, though, much like there's no absolute cutoff for being "tall". – Nat May 30 at 16:15
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    @Nat Right. But I swear 2 things: 1. my test reported exactly that (it just is not a scientific tool) 2. The numbers in question are equally bogus as well, for a number of reasons, and even if they were 'true', they are still meaningless, absolutely meaningless – LangLangC May 30 at 16:37

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