Cricket Legends Who Scored in Professional Football Too


2024/05/21 15:50:40 IST

Cricket Legends on the Football Pitch

    Discover six cricket icons who also made a mark in professional football.

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1. Sir Vivian Richards

    The legendary West Indian cricketer, known for his aggressive batting, also played professional football in Antigua. His athleticism and speed on the cricket field translated well onto the football pitch.

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2. Sir Garfield Sobers

    Another West Indian cricket icon, Sobers, showcased his versatility by playing both cricket and football at a high level. He represented Barbados in football during his younger days before focusing entirely on cricket.

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3. Alan Knott

    Knott, an English cricketer, was a wicket-keeper known for his agility and reflexes. He also had a brief stint as a goalkeeper for Gravesend & Northfleet Football Club (now Ebbsfleet United) in the 1960s.

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4. Clive Lloyd

    The former West Indies captain and one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history had a passion for football as well. Lloyd played football for his school team in Guyana before pursuing cricket full-time.

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5. Les Ames

    This English cricketer was one of the finest wicket-keeper batsmen of his era. In addition to cricket, he also played as a goalkeeper for Kent County Cricket Clubs football team and for Tonbridge in non-league football.

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6. Ellyse Perry

    The Australian star excels in both cricket and football. She has represented her national side in football as well.

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