Sickening, isn’t it? You dream and push yourself as a child, hoping to be good enough to maybe once pull on the colours of your favourite team, and walk out in front of a packed house. Then, at age nine, you see your Scout team lose 9-1, and you realise that you are never going to reach that elite level.
Think then, just how incredible it is to be good enough to compete in two sports at a high level, and finding such people is not at all easy (as I have found out!) Whether it is giving up a football career to chase another dream, or using another outlet to pursue that winning feeling, I present to you ten players to have lived the dream.
This group of talented individuals have been able supplement (mostly) successful careers with appearances in a variety of different other sporting environments. From an Olympic gold medalist to a Norwegian chess champion, from an international poker star to a BBC breakfast host, these ten players have been able to enjoy two tastes of sport at the highest level. Don’t hate them too much.
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