Current Sports Athlete Retirement Pool 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the athletes you think are most likely to retire in 2019

Get your predictions in now about the athletes you think are most likely to retire in 2019. Are they injury prone or just getting on in years? 2018 saw quite a few retired players from NFL, MBA, and MLB such as Manu Ginobli, Carson Palmer, and Adrian Gonzalez. Soccer players generally retire in their thirties, but Gianluigi Buffon of Paris Saint-Germain, is now playing into his early forties. There have been a few basketball and baseball players that have also played into their forties like Vince Carter and Peter Moylan. Maybe your top prospect for retirement will surprise you and keep playing. Or there could be some 2019 sports star retirements that no one even saw coming.

No matter what athletes retire this year, they won't soon be forgotten. Generally players that have stuck it out the longest in their respective sports are going for records or hoping for one last shot at the playoffs. Don't see an athlete that you think is going to retire this year? Add them to the list and check back periodically to see which athletes are retiring in 2019.

Take a look at the list below and vote up who you think will call it quits during the season or off-season in 2019.

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 41
Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the ...more
2
102 20
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 37
Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has established himself as one of the most ...more
3
66 27
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 46
Ichiro Suzuki (born October 22, 1973), often referred to mononymously as Ichiro, is a Japanese retired professional baseball outfielder who played 28 seasons combined in top-level professional ...more
4
45 14
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 43
Edward Shane Lechler is an American football punter for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and was drafted by the ...more
5
78 41
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 42
Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more
6
63 30
Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 39
Antonio Ethan Gates, Jr. is an American football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He has been selected onto the Pro Bowl nine times and is a five-time ...more
7
58 26
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 46
Bartolo Colón is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He has also pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Chicago White ...more
8
58 27
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 39
Udonis Johneal Haslem is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Haslem played college basketball for the University of Florida, ...more
9
50 22
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 39
Julius Frazier Peppers is an American football player for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of North Carolina, and was ...more
10
66 38
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 36
Jay Christopher Cutler is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more
11
49 28
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 41
Sebastian Paweł Janikowski (Polish pronunciation: [sɛˈbastjan janiˈkɔfskʲi]; born March 2, 1978) is a Polish-born former American football placekicker. He played college football for Florida ...more
12
34 16
John Denney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 41
John Sifford Denney is an American football long snapper for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football for Brigham Young University, and was signed by the ...more
13
43 27
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 37
William Anthony Parker Jr. (born 17 May 1982) is a French-American former professional basketball player. The son of a professional basketball player, Parker played for two years in the French ...more
14
38 23
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 41
Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon, Ufficiale OMRI, is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. Buffon is the record holder for ...more
15
29 16
Peter Moylan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 41
Peter Michael Moylan is an American-based Australian professional baseball relief pitcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves. Moylan features a mid ninety mile per hour fastball and throws
16
33 20
Fernando Rodney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 42
Fernando Rodney is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Rodney throws a fastball between 94-98 mph, and a palmball in the low 80s. Rodney ...more
17
43 30
Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 33
Marshawn Terrell Lynch is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is nicknamed "Beast Mode" for his aggressive running style and ...more
18
27 16
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 38
Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Z-Bo", ...more
19
37 27
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 44
Steven Matt Bryant is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played ...more
20
32 22
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 37
Jameer Nelson is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Saint ...more
21
27 17
Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 44
Philip Drury Dawson is an American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. He played for the Cleveland Browns from 1999 to 2012 and holds their ...more
22
35 26
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 39
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, and a ...more
23
33 24
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 38
José Manuel Calderón Borrallo (born September 28, 1981) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the ...more
24
39 31
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
age 35
Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten ...more
25
31 24
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Athlete Retirement Pool 2019
TRENT13 added age 39
Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school ...more