Sports movies come and go, but the classics have a way of sticking around like few others can. Just as memorable are the many characters who anchor their roles to nostalgia, hilarity, or a perfect mix right in between. The finest become folk heroes, representative of an era. In uncovering some of the most legendary film stars found in sports, we’ve come up with our ten greatest fictional athletes to grace the movie screen.

Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) – White Men Can’t Jump


Wilie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes) – Major League


Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) – Caddyshack


Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) – Bull Durham


Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) – A League of Their Own


Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) – The Replacements


Sanka Coffie (Doug E. Doug) – Cool Runnings


Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) – The Natural


Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) – Happy Gilmore


Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) – Rocky


Written by Athlete CRUSH Staff

Posted 14 August 2017