10 Star Athletes Who Retired Way Too Early

It seems almost unimaginable to retire early from a sport you love because not only are you given the privilege of playing your chosen sport full-time, you are also privy to wealth, fame and global adulation which, even for the most modest of minds, would be difficult to give up.


Yet that’s precisely what these athletes did. So with that in mind, we’ve decided to chronicle their reasons why and assess what could have been had they decided to continue playing.

Here are 10 athletes who we think retired too early.