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The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

Updated May 2, 2018 26.5k votes 6.0k voters 469.0k views77 items

List RulesVote for athletes that you still admire, even though they have been proven or accused of using performance enhancing drugs

They cheated... They made millions. This list of famous athletes who have used steroids includes both those who have confessed to using performance enhancing drugs and those who can't shake the rumors. Some may not have been proven to be athletes on steroids yet, but... let's be serious. Everyone knows. But some are still great athletes! We mean: even with hGh, EPO, extra testosterone, cortisone, saline, plasma, and blood transfusions, could you win the Tour de France 7 times? Us either.

The world of sports has gotten more and more competitive with each passing year. So it's no wonder that these professional athletes have looked to drugs in order to up their performance. The only trouble is, once they get caught, their reputations can be ruined forever (oh, and that think about shrinking balls).

Are you surprised by these athletes that use steroids? Should these steroid users be kicked out of their sport? Vote up those athletes who you still find pretty impressive, even if you know they've had plenty of help.
  • Diego Maradona1


    BirthplaceLanús, Argentina

    TeamsFC Barcelona, S.S.C. Napoli, Sevilla FC, Boca Juniors, Argentina national football team

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger2

    NationalityAustria, United States of America

    BirthplaceThal, Austria

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  • Barry Bonds3

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

    TeamsSan Francisco Giants, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left... more on Wikipedia
  • Lance Armstrong4

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePlano, Texas, United States of America

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  • Alex Rodriguez5

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Sammy Sosa6

    Sammy Sosa

    Age: 52

    NationalityUnited States of America, Dominican Republic

    BirthplaceSan Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

    TeamsChicago Cubs, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers

    Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968) is a Dominican American former... more on Wikipedia
  • Hulk Hogan7

    Hulk Hogan

    Age: 67

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Mark McGwire8

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePomona, California, United States of America

    TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Athletics

    Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963), nicknamed Big Mac, is an American former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Maria Sharapova9


    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

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  • Roger Clemens11

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Yankees, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays

    William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • Brock Lesnar12

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWebster, South Dakota, United States of America

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    BirthplaceFalmouth, Jamaica

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  • Francisco Cervelli14


    BirthplaceValencia, Venezuela

    TeamsNew York Yankees, New York Yankees

    Francisco Cervelli (born March 6, 1986) is an Italo-Venezuelan professional baseball catcher... more on Wikipedia
  • Serena Williams15

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

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    Jon Jones

    Age: 33

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

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    BirthplaceLynwood, California, United States of America

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  • Anderson Silva18


    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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  • Mark Coleman19

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFremont, Ohio, United States of America

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  • James Stewart, Jr.20

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida, United States of America

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  • Sean Sherk21

    Sean Sherk

    Age: 47

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Francis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Manny Ramírez22

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    TeamsBoston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs

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  • Dana Stubblefield23

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCleves, Ohio, United States of America

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

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  • David Ortiz24

    NationalityUnited States of America, Dominican Republic

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    TeamsBoston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins

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  • Gary Sheffield25

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Yankees, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins

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