Top 10 People Who Are/Were Good at Both Sports and Music

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These people can be more famous either for their music or sport achievements but they have been professionally involved in both.
Ranking depends on how good they were at both.


Playing basketball in the backyard and similar don't count.

The Top Ten

1 Chris Jericho Chris Jericho Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman, currently signed to WWE.

He's a very well known professional wrestler but he is also the lead singer for the metal/hard rock band Fozzy and released six studio albums since their debut album in 2000. I've listened to some songs - pretty good. - Metal_Treasure

Christangrant, I even wonder how I haven't made this list earlier because I myself am interested in both music and sports. - Metal_Treasure

AMAZONG WRESTLER, AMAZING SINGER and everyone who disagrees... You just made the list!

Of course! I love him, Great wrestler.
Fozzy is pretty good too, check the songs out! - Ananya

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2 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

One of the best and most famous metal singers was also a very good fencer - he even competed internationally, placing 7th in Great Britain at the time. - Metal_Treasure

3 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

A singer, songwriter, record producer AND former professional basketball player. - Metal_Treasure

4 Cozy Powell Cozy Powell Colin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

A great rock/metal drummer who raced for Hitachi on the UK saloon car circuit. He also set a world record for the most drums (400) played in under one minute.
He is known for this quote: "I drive like I drum - madly".
He died in a car accident while driving at 104 mph (167 km/h) in bad weather. R.I.P. Cozy! - Metal_Treasure

5 Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias is Enrique Iglesias' father and they are singers.
Julio Iglesias was a soccer star - a professional goalkeeper for Real Madrid Castilla but due to a serious car accident he was unable to walk for 2 years and needed therapy for several more years. "During his hospitalization after the accident, a nurse gave him a guitar so that he could have something to do with his hands. In learning to play, he discovered his musical talent." Later he said about his soccer skills "I had more courage and attitude than talent." - Metal_Treasure

6 Bernie Williams

The former Yankee center fielder and classically trained guitarist released two jazz albums after retiring. - Metal_Treasure

7 Darby Mills Darby Mills Darby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.

Hard rock singer and former figure skater.
Her voice is great and I love her songs. I don't know about her figure skating skills but she was involved in professional figure skating. - Metal_Treasure

8 Pele Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward.

Probably the most legendary soccer player of all time.
In 1969 he recorded an album (Tabelinha), on which he sings and plays guitar. And he even wrote two of the songs. - Metal_Treasure

9 Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist.

Aka Terry Bollea, bass player.

10 Henrik Lundqvist Henrik Lundqvist Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

A professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. He used to play guitar for Swedish rock band Box Play. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Jack Johnson Jack Johnson

A former professional surfer. I love his soothing baritone voice. My favorite song is Cocoon. - Metal_Treasure

12 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

Low on this list because he never played football professionally but tried. And he's only an OK singer. "His ambition was to become a professional footballer. In summer 1960, he went for trials at Brentford F.C., a Third Division club at the time. Contrary to some longstanding accounts, Stewart states in his 2012 autobiography that he was never signed to the club and that the club never called him back after his trials. In any case, regarding possible career options, Stewart concluded, "Well, a musician's life is a lot easier and I can also get drunk and make music, and I can't do that and play football. I plumped for music … They're the only two things I can do actually: play football and sing." - wiki - Metal_Treasure

13 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

Great basketball player, not a good rapper. - SteelCity99

14 Brett Lee Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.

Not very good at music. But he is a bassist/vocalist of the band Six & Out. And his vocals is pretty good. - zxm

15 Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
16 Le'Veon Bell Le'Veon Bell Le'Veon Andrew Bell is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Great American football player who is starting a rap career. - SteelCity99

17 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
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