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Shaq, Dhoni, Sir Alex and other sports stars who received a doctorate degree – in pictures

Some greats earned the title while others were rewarded for their contribution to sports

Recently, it was announced that Marcus Rashford was set to become the youngest recipient of an honorary doctorate from The University of Manchester for his campaign against child hunger.

Rashford, 22, was thus following in the footsteps of Manchester United greats Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton in earning a doctorate from the university.

So how many sport stars have doctorate degrees? Above is a gallery of such athletes. It must be noted that some players were handed the degree while others earned it.

To view the next image, click on the arrows or just swipe if on a mobile.

Updated: July 18, 2020 07:52 AM

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