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The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

Updated May 2, 2018 25.7k votes 6.0k voters 469.1k 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

    Diego Armando Maradona (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine retired...  more

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger2

    NationalityAustria, United States of America

    BirthplaceThal, Austria

    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an...  more

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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

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  • 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

    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

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  • Hulk Hogan7

    Hulk Hogan

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    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

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  • Maria Sharapova9


    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

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  • Roger Clemens10

    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

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  • Brock Lesnar11

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWebster, South Dakota, United States of America

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  • Floyd Landis13

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFarmersville, Pennsylvania

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  • Ben Johnson14


    BirthplaceFalmouth, Jamaica

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  • Antonio Bastardo15

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceHato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Antonio Francisco Bastardo Rafael (born September 21, 1985) is a Dominican professional...  more
  • Everth Cabrera16

    BirthplaceNandaime, Nicaragua

    TeamsSan Diego Padres

    Everth Cabrera (born November 17, 1986) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball infielder who is...  more
  • Francisco Cervelli17


    BirthplaceValencia, Venezuela

    TeamsNew York Yankees, New York Yankees

    Francisco Cervelli (born March 6, 1986) is an Italo-Venezuelan professional baseball catcher...  more
  • Serena Williams18

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

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    Sean Sherk

    Age: 47

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Francis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Jon Jones20

    Jon Jones

    Age: 33

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Anderson Silva21


    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

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  • Dana Stubblefield22

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCleves, Ohio, United States of America

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

    Dana William Stubblefield (born November 14, 1970) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Tyrone Wheatley23

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceInkster, Michigan

    TeamsOakland Raiders

    Tyrone Anthony Wheatley, Sr. (born January 19, 1972) is currently the head football coach at...  more
  • Barret Robbins24

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    TeamsOakland Raiders, TCU Horned Frogs football

    Barret Glenn Robbins (born August 26, 1973) is a former American football center who played...  more
  • Manny Ramírez25

    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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