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Every Athlete Who Retired In 2020

Updated February 8, 2021 770 votes 129 voters 1.9k views10 items

List RulesVote up the best athletes who announced their retirement in 2020.

Which are the best of the athletes who decided to retire in 2020? This list ranks the best athletes who announced their retirement in 2019. Not all athletes plan their retirement. It can be due to factors such as injury or lack of demand from teams within their sport.

In many cases, they are famous players who have decided to move on and explore other avenues in life. Other times, recently retired athletes feel that they have made the most out of their careers and want to go out at the top of their game.

Check this list throughout the year for recent 2020 athlete retirements and vote up the athletes you were most sorry to see call it quits in 2020.

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  • Announced retirement: January 24, 2020

    Career achievements
    2018 Australian Open champion
    2x US Open finalist (2009, 2014)
    30 career WTA titles
    Former World No. 1
    More than $34 million in prize money

    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
    • Profession: Tennis player
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  • Antonio Gates
    Photo: Jeffrey Beall / Wikimedia Commons

    Announced retirement: January 14, 2020

    Career achievements
    NFL 2000s All-Decade Team selection
    San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team
    8x Pro Bowl selection (2004-2011)
    3x first-team All-Pro selection (2004-2006)

    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    • Profession: American football player, Basketball player
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  • Announced retirement: January 14, 2020

    Career achievements
    2013 Defensive Player of the Year
    2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year
    2017 Art Rooney Award winner
    7x Pro Bowl selection
    5x first-team All-Pro

    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    • Profession: American football player
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  • Announced retirement: January 22, 2020

    Career achievements
    2x Super Bowl champion (2007, 2011)
    2x Super Bowl MVP (2007, 2011)
    4x Pro Bowl selection (2008, 2011, 2012, 2015)
    2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year

    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Profession: American football player
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