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Footballers who excelled at other sports (Part Two)

Continuing the series about footballers who excelled at other sports. (For Part One please click here). Petr Cech As a boy growing up in the Czech Republic, Cech loved ice hockey and played it as a boy. However, he was forced to choose between it and football when he was a  teenager and, having made his choice, could not play ...

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Footballers who excelled at other sports (Part One)

Some players when they are growing up are just natural athletes. They excel at multiple sports and are often forced to make a decision about which sport they want to follow professionally. At one stage it was not uncommon for a player to actually follow two parallel careers – Denis Compton, for example, played for Arsenal between 1936 and 1950 ...

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