If you put together a list of desirable professions, football and music are right up near the top.
But not content to have just one job, many musicians started their careers trying to make it as a professional footballers in a bid to line up alongside the like of Manchester United's Ryan Giggs and LA Galaxy star David Beckham.
Gigwise has decided to celebrate those that nearly made it in our new gallery, which includes the likes of Pete Doherty, Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and Rod Stewart.
Check out the full list below and leave your thoughts in the comment form at the bottom of the page.
Stunning shots of The Strypes, Chvrches, Swim Deep, Arcane Roots and more
Buskers, punters and scenic views from the TGE as the seaside festival gets underway
Party like its 2002? More bands make their return - mostly with new beards
Start planning your end of year gigs now
Band plan return to form with new material