Frenchman Vincent Gouttebarge (1975-) played in his own country for AJ Auxerre and FC Coumon-d'Auvergne and then in the Netherlands for FC Volendam and Almere City FC. In mid-2007, he quit his football career and assumed Dutch nationality. Due to serious injuries, he played from 1993 to 2007 only 232 games as a professional football player. During his professional career, Gouttebarge first studied movement science at the Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, where he graduated in 2000 as an exercise physiologist. He then completed his Medicine studies at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his doctorate in 2008. He conducted research at the Academic Medical Center, where he also became an Assistant Professor and he was Chief Medical Officer of the World Players 'Union FIFPro, the professional footballers' union. He started the 'After Career Consult' project at the University Medical Center in Amsterdam, where retired football players received a medical and psychological check-up and advice on a healthy lifestyle, so that they remained mentally and physically healthy even after their sports career.
In 1994 Gunnar Pfingsten (1975-) was crowned German junior shot put champion, both indoor and outdoor, and that same year he also finished seventh at the Junior European Championships in Lisbon. In 1997 he captured the silver medal at the European Junior Championships in Turku, Finland. Two years later, he became German vice champion with seniors, earning him a selection for the Seville World Cup, where he finished eleventh. After completing his studies in Medicine at the Universität Heidelberg, he specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and Emergencies. After that specialization, he started a practice in the Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Wirbelsäulenchirurgie der Neckar-Odenwald-Kliniken, which worked closely with the Medizinischen Fakultät der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.
German cyclist Christiane Soeder-Richter (1975-) became Austrian champion on the road several times At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing she finished fourth in the road race. The same year she also won the Tour de France for women and came in second on the World Cup. She took up athletics and became German champion Duathlon three times. In 1999 she finished fifth at the World Cup in that event. In 2000 she won the bronze medal and in 2001 the silver medal at the European Championship. In 2002 she was naturalized as an Austrian and focused exclusively on cycling with the bronze medal at the 2007 World Time Trial Championships in Stuttgart.
After graduating, she established herself as a sports physician in Vienna, where she published the book 'Frauenradsport' (Women's Cycling) together with her sister Stefanie Mollnhauer (1972-), who was also a sports physician and German champion athletics and biathlon. Stefanie Mollnhauer started a private practice in Lindau, Germany.
Dutch skater Carl Verheijen (1975-) was a specialist in the 5,000 and 10,000m. During the 2005 World Cup in Heerenveen, he improved the world record for the latter number. Thanks to his Dutch title, he qualified for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin at the end of that year. In 2007 he won the bronze medal at both the European and World Championships allround. In 1993 Verheijen started studying medicine at Utrecht University. After graduating, he became Chef de Mission of the Dutch team for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer and General Director of the Health Centers De Nije Veste and Corlaer in Nijkerk in the Netherlands. After that, he was affiliated with the Institute for Positive Health in Utrecht from October 2016 to August 2018, before becoming director of innovation and knowledge at Noaber foundation in Lunteren.