Sportspeople Banned For Life

Sportspeople banned for life

  • Alexandru Bratan
    Alexandru Bratan is a male weightlifter from Moldova. He twice competed for his native Eastern European country at the Summer Olympics: 2000 and 2004. He is best known for winning the silver medal in the men's heavyweight division at the 2005 World Weightlifting Championships.
  • Alfredo Pacheco
    Alfredo Alberto Pacheco was a Salvadoran footballer who had the record for most appearances for his national team.
  • Amir Aliakbari
    Amir Aliakbari is an Iranian former Greco-Roman wrestler and current mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of Rizin.
  • Billy Coutu
    Wilfrid Arthur "Billy" "Wild Beaver" Coutu was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, the Hamilton Tigers, and the Boston Bruins.
  • Boris Onishchenko
    Boris Grigoryevich Onishchenko is a former Soviet modern pentathlete who competed at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. Being a multiple Olympic and world champion he was disqualified for cheating at the 1976 Summer Olympics and banned for life from sports.
  • Buck Weaver Buck Weaver
    George Daniel "Buck" Weaver was an American shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox.
  • Chick Gandil Chick Gandil
    Charles Arnold "Chick" Gandil was a professional baseball player. He played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox of the American League. He is best known as the ringleader of the players involved in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
  • Choi Sung-kuk
    Choi Sung-Kuk is a former South Korean footballer who played the forward position.
  • Christian Castillo (footballer) Christian Castillo (footballer)
    Christian Giovanni Castillo Martínez is a Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for Zeravani SC in the Iraqi Premier League.
  • Dagoberto Portillo
    Dagoberto Portillo Gamero is a former Salvadoran football goalkeeper.
  • Damir Ryspayev
    Damir Muratuly Ryspayev a Kazakh professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for Nomad Astana. He formerly played for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League.
  • Darwin Bonilla
    Darwin Doronis Bonilla Salgado is a former Salvadoran footballer who last played for C.D. Águila in the Salvadoran Premier League.
  • Dennis Alas
    Dennis Jonathan Alas Morales is a Salvadoran association football player, who plays as a midfielder for Santa Tecla F.C.
  • Dick Higham Dick Higham
    Richard Higham was an American professional baseball player born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. However, he is best known as the only umpire to be banned from baseball.
  • Dominique Taboga Dominique Taboga
    Dominique Taboga is a former Austrian footballer, who last played as a defender for SV Grödig, before his arrest in a match-fixing scandal.
  • Eddie Cicotte Eddie Cicotte
    Edward Victor Cicotte, nicknamed "Knuckles", was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball best known for his time with the Chicago White Sox.
  • Fred McMullin Fred McMullin
    Fred Drury McMullin was an American Major League Baseball third baseman. He is best known for his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
  • George Bechtel George Bechtel
    George A. Bechtel was an American right fielder and pitcher in professional baseball's early history who became one of the leading players of his era.
  • George Hall (baseball) George Hall (baseball)
    George William Hall was a professional baseball player who played in the National Association and later the National League. Born in Stepney, England, Hall later immigrated to the U.S. He made his professional debut on May 5, 1871.
  • Gordon McKellen
    Gordon Riley "Gordie" McKellen Jr. is an American former competitive figure skater. He is the 1973–75 U.S. national champion and placed tenth at the 1972 Winter Olympics.
  • Hal Chase Hal Chase
    Harold Homer Chase, nicknamed "Prince Hal", was a first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball, widely viewed as the best fielder at his position. During his career, he played for the New York Highlanders, Chicago White Sox, Buffalo Blues, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Giants.
  • Hansie Cronje Hansie Cronje
    Wessel Johannes "Hansie" Cronje was a South African cricketer and captain of the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. He died in a plane crash in 2002.
  • Happy Felsch Happy Felsch
    Oscar Emil "Happy" Felsch was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1915 to 1920. He is probably best known for his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
  • Harry Howell (baseball) Harry Howell (baseball)
    Harry Taylor Howell born in New Jersey was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Brooklyn Superbas, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Orioles/New York Highlanders and St. Louis Browns.
  • Heinie Zimmerman Heinie Zimmerman
    Henry Zimmerman, known as "Heinie" or "The Great Zim", was a professional baseball infielder. Zimmerman played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants from 1907 to 1919.
  • Horace Fogel Horace Fogel
    Horace Fogel was a Major League Baseball manager. In 1887, Horace was the manager for the Indianapolis Hoosiers. His record was 20-49. In he was the manager for the New York Giants with a record of 18-23.
  • Ibragim Samadov
    Ibragim Berkmanovich Samadov born July 18, 1968 in Pervomayskaya, Chechenskaya Respublika, USSR is a former Olympic weightlifter. In transition at the end of the Soviet Union, he represented the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics in the 82.5 kg division.
  • Igor Bour
    Igor Bour is a male weightlifter from Moldova. He is best known for winning the title at the 2007 European Championships in the men's – 56 kg division, defeating Vitali Dzerbianiou and Igor Grabucea.
  • Jack O'Connor (catcher) Jack O'Connor (catcher)
    John Joseph O'Connor, also known as Peach Pie, was a utility player in Major League Baseball in the American Association, the National League, and the American League, primarily used as an outfielder.
  • Jenrry Mejía
    Jenrry Manuel Mejía is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher. He signed with the New York Mets of Major League Baseball as an international free agent on April 4, 2007. He made his MLB debut in 2010 and was named the Mets' closer in May 2014.
  • Jim Devlin Jim Devlin
    James Alexander Devlin was an American Major League Baseball player who played mainly as a first baseman early in his career, then as a pitcher in the latter part.
  • José Henríquez
    José Mardoqueo Henríquez Dubón is a Salvadoran footballer who played as a defender for Zeravani SC in the Iraqi Premier League.
  • José Miguel Granadino
    José Miguel Granadino León is a Salvadoran football Defender who played for FAS.
  • Joseph Lamptey
    Joseph Lamptey is a former Ghanaian association football referee.
  • Lance Armstrong
    Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. Armstrong is the 1993 professional world champion, and won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.
  • Lefty Williams Lefty Williams
    Claude Preston "Lefty" Williams was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is probably best known for his involvement in the 1919 World Series fix, known as the Black Sox scandal.
  • Luis Anaya
    Luis Alonso Anaya Merino is a former Salvadoran professional football player, who last played for Águila in the Salvadoran Premier Division.
  • Lyudmyla Blonska Lyudmyla Blonska
    Lyudmyla Leonidivna Blonska, née Shevchuk, sometimes known as Lyudmila Blonskaya, is a former Ukrainian heptathlete, long jumper and 2006 World Indoor champion pentathlete. She was given a lifetime ban from competition after failing a drug test at the 2008 Summer Olympics, her second doping offense.
  • Marvin González
    Marvin René González Leiva is a Salvadoran footballer who last played as a defender for Santa Tecla in the Salvadoran First Division.
  • Miguel Montes
    Miguel Ángel Montes Moreno is a Salvadoran former footballer last on the team Alianza in the Salvadoran First Division.
  • Mursyid Effendi
    Mursyid Effendi is an Indonesian former footballer who played as a defender.
  • Ninel Miculescu
    Ninel Miculescu is a Romanian weightlifting champion. He is the European champion of the 69 kg category in 2010.
  • Osael Romero
    William Osael Romero Castillo is a former Salvadoran footballer who played internationally for the El Salvador national team.
  • Pete Rose Pete Rose
    Peter Edward Rose Sr., also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and manager. Rose played in Major League Baseball from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989.
  • Ramón Flores (footballer)
    Ramón Ulises Flores Aguirre is a Salvadoran footballer who plays as a defender for FAS in the Salvadoran Premier League and internationally for El Salvador.
  • Ramón Sánchez
    Ramón Alfredo Sánchez Paredes is a Salvadoran football player.
  • Reynaldo Antonio Hernández
    Reynaldo Antonio Hernández Villegas is a Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for C.D. Águila in the Salvadoran First Division.
  • Sanel Kuljić Sanel Kuljić
    Sanel Kuljić is a former Austrian footballer of Bosnian descent, who played as a striker.
  • Shane Hmiel
    Shane Hmiel is an American former racecar driver, who competed in all three of NASCAR's national series.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson Shoeless Joe Jackson
    Joseph Jefferson Jackson, nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American star outfielder who played Major League Baseball in the early 1900s.
  • Swede Risberg Swede Risberg
    Charles August "Swede" Risberg was a Major League Baseball shortstop. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 1917 to 1920. He is best known for his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
  • Tonya Harding Tonya Harding
    Tonya Maxene Harding is a former American figure skater. She is the 1991 U.S. champion and 1991 World Championship silver medallist. Harding was also a two-time Olympian and a two-time Skate America Champion.
  • Vladimir Popov (weightlifter)
    Vladimir Popov is a former male weightlifter from Moldova. He competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics for his native Eastern European country, starting in 1996.
  • Zulfugar Suleymanov
    Zulfugar Suleymanov is an Azerbaijani male weightlifter, competing in the 62 kg category and representing Azerbaijan at international competitions. He competed at world championships, most recently at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships.

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