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Top Athletes Who Became More Famous After Retirement!

While atheletes enjoy a greatly successful career, they have a short-lived professional life. Most of them retire by the time they are 40 due to injuries and several other factors. However, retirement life for an athelete isn’t the same as it is for the rest of us. That is mostly because they have numerous career options to explore after their retirment. And their age only adds to their advantage.

More atheletes than you like to believe explore an alternative career after retirment. And some of them have found more success in their second innings than they did during their playing years. Don’t believe us? Read on to know more about foru athelete who found great success after their retirement.

Mario Lemieux

Lemieux or “Super Mario,” is one of the top five hockey players to hit the field ever. He is popular as a professional hockey player and a hockey team owner. Mario Lemieux went ahead and won several trophies, such as the Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He is also popular as one of the most successful athletes, the owner in the history of sports. He has been successful in bringing the NFL team Pittsburgh Penguin from the verge of bankruptcy in 1999. Apart from his successful career, he has overcome numerous challenges in his personal life too. Mario Lemieus is a cancer survivor who is the man of the Hodgkins Lymphoma foundation, which works on cancer research.

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley had a 16-year career as a part of the NBA. However, he did not attain the kind of fame that deserved as a player. But the “Round Mound of Rebound,” as he was famous, found great success in his post-retirement life. He is now a popular broadcaster, pitchman, and a commentator whom everyone recognizes and loves.

Apart from trying his hand at being a color commentator for TNT’s NBA programming, Charles Barkley has also been a spokesperson of Weight Watchers. Besides that, he is also an author with numerous books to his credit. This man is indeed a jack of all trades. And we cannot be happier to see him find success in all walks of life!

Vinnie Jones

The world knows him as the famous soccer player of the England Soccer Team. However, he is also a famous American actor and has been part of some big ticket projects. He was a powerhouse performer and played the game from 1984 to 1999, against his opponents at the British Premier League soccer teams, including teams such as Leeds United, Chelsea, and Sheffield. He also went on to win a championship in 1988 as a part of team Wimbledon and was at the helm of the Welsh national soccer team.

His nickname “hard man,” was a reflection of the fear he insitlls in his opponents. He successfully made the transition to acting after bidding adieu to his sporting career. He has been part of films such as Swordfish, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and X-Men: The Last Man Standing. Retirement is not on his cards just yet.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the classic example of not giving up on life after retirement. He tried his hand as a football player as he went on to play in the national championship in the 1991 University of Miami Hurricanes team. This was before playing for a brief interlude as the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL or Canadian Football League. However, Dwayne did not stop at that. His focused shifted towards professional wrestling and he found success in that too. The nickname The Rock has it’s origins in the wrestling ring as he has won over 10 world championships.

But, that wasn’t all, the next big turning point in his career was as an actor. He soon became an A-lister actor, successfully transitioning to the film world with his trademark ease. Some of his best films include Fast and Furious 7 and San Andreas. You may also enjoy his other notable roles, Hercules, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and his television stint Ballers. Well, whatever little we know of him Dwayne ain’t retiring anytime soon.

So, if you are seeking inspiration to give your career a fresh lease of life, your search ends right here. These are the most powerful sportsperson who bent age-old conventions and made their own rules in their ways. Tell us are you retired and have you started working again? Let us know how and what you have been doing to turn the tables on retirement.

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