Former footballer Petr Cech will embark on his surprise new career on Sunday when he makes his debut as an ice hockey player.
The ex-Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper raised eyebrows after announcing he had signed for ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix, and is due to make his first appearance against Swindon Wildcats 2.
But the 37-year-old is not the first successful athlete to decide to switch sports.
From basketball great Michael Jordan to sprint champion Usain Bolt, Sky News looks at nine stars who attempted new sporting careers with varying degrees of success.
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