From The Field To Fashion: Athletes And Their Business Ventures

Here we mentioned the prominent faces from the world of sports who have introduced their business ventures and become business tycoons.


Afridi's business Brand "HOPE NOT OUT"

Shahid Afridi has listed among the most elegant faces of Pakistan, after the incredible success of SAF (Shahid Afridi Foundation), Boom Boom Afridi started its clothing brand with the name ‘Hope Not Out’. The motive is to give Hope to the people of Pakistan and across the globe, together we can build a better community. ‘Hope Not Out’ is a fashion brand of sports for men. The cable knit cricket pattern, high definition logo, and draw cord waist give the products a fashion-for-cause look.


Elite batsman, skipper, and right-hander  has broken several records through his brilliant performances. Virat Kohli has set some major fashion goals among the youth. Not only have his perfect strokes on the field gathered a lot of attention, his off field sense to carry the clothes keeps turning the heads. The Indian national team skipper launched “One 8”, a shoes and accessories brand in collaboration with PUMA’. He launched his brand One 8″ with the message ‘Come Out and Play’. The movement aims to highlight the simple joy of playing and how it can be seamlessly integrated into everyday life whether at work and home.


One of the world’s most famous fashion icons, the retired English footballer owns a few luxury brands and endorses many others. London born footballer, historically made caring about the style and changing the look acceptable amongst men. He redefined the ‘male culture’ not just in the UK but across the world.  Driven by the desire to revolutionize society’s take on grooming as part of modern masculinity, HOUSE 99′, offers expert and diverse solutions for all hair and skin types. The word “HOUSE” reflects David’s goal to build an inclusive community of grooming expert, to share style tips and recommendations in order to conquer every look and inspire new creations. Number “99” which has tattooed on his hands marks a momentous year in both personal life and career. The brand was founded by David Beckham in partnership with L’Oréal Luxe. Beckham’s also has its own line of fragrances “EAU DA PARFUM”



The Portuguese footballer, has created his own collection under the ‘CR 7′ label. The nickname CR 7′ is a simple combination of Ronaldo’s initials and his favoured number: ‘C’ ristiano ‘R’ onaldo plus the number ‘7’  the brand launched a fragrance range called ‘CR 7’ Cristiano Ronaldo and he has also branched out into fashion, opening clothes boutiques.



Former South African cricketer, who was also a coach of India’s world cup winning side in 2011 has several business under his name. He is not just known for his cricketing and coaching skills but has made his name amidst the most successful cricketers turned investors as well.

Gary’s first venture named “Performance Zone”. The primary aim of the project was to help the players to remain fit and improve their on field performance. He is the founder of ‘Gary Kristen Foundation’ (GKF). Gary also collaborated with Cape Africa Tours to start “Gary Kirsten Tours &Travels”, a successful travel company of his own in South Africa.