Sports are amazing, with so many great athletes. Football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer are some of the most popular sports in the US, and each one of them has thousands of professional athletes, making it difficult to keep track of them all. Who did they play for? What team? What position? Did they get traded, or are they a new first-round draft pick? It's impossible to know them all, but a true sports fan would be able to name these players and their team off the top of their head without much difficulty.
True sports fans know what team every player plays for. They don't just have one favorite sport, they have many and they know all the best players in the world, the teams they play for and who drafted or traded for them. With so many professional sports leagues and sports teams across the world, we'll see who's a true sports fan by having our readers take this quiz and pick the teams these players play for.
It can be hard to keep track and everyone, of every team and trades, so put that sports cap on, get the rally started early, and see how much of a sports fan everyone is by naming each team these players play for.
1Who does Todd Gurley play for?
Todd Gurley is considered the best running back in the NFL today and led the league last season with 13 touchdowns, a mark he has already passed this season, as through eight games he has 14 touchdowns. Not surprisingly, given his breakout season last year, he was named the Offensive Player of the Year, as he rushed for over 1,300 yards and also caught six touchdown passes for 19 total touchdowns in one year. He’s the workhorse running back for this team.
2Where is LeBron James playing?
LeBron James is often in the discussion about being the greatest basketball player ever. He has played in nine NBA Finals, including the last eight in a row, but winning only three of them. During this time, he has played for two different teams, and has attended four Finals in a row for each. But now he has moved on to another team, and the question now is, can James pull that team to another NBA Finals appearance to make it nine in a row and 10 overall.
3What team is Crosby captain of?
Sidney Crosby is the captain for this NHL franchise, the one who drafted him back in 2005 in what was called the ‘Crosby Sweepstakes’ at the time, due to the fact that he is a generational player. He has been the face of the NHL since being drafted, and although he has had to deal with concussion problems, Crosby has managed to lead his team to three Stanley Cups, winning in back-to-back years in 2016 and 2017. He’s also won the scoring race as the league’s top goal scorer twice.
4Who does Mike Trout play for?
Mike Trout is considered the best player in baseball today, and he is only 27 years old. He has spent his entire professional life with this team, as he was selected in the first round by them in the 2009 MLB Draft. He went on to win the 2012 Rookie of the Year award, while he has also earned two AL MVP awards and seven All-Star selections. He’s also led the AL in home runs and RBIs in 2014, and stolen bases in 2012.
5Who does Messi play for?
Lionel Messi is considering one of the best soccer players in the world and many say he is the greatest of all time. Over his professional life, he has won five Ballon d’Or awards, which is the FIFA Player of the Year award for the entire world, doing so four years in a row. Messi has played his entire professional life for this club team, becoming their all-time top scorer in 2012. Overall he has 390 goals as part of the top club in 427 games.
6Who does Tom Brady for?
When people speak of Tom Brady, more often than not the Greatest of All Time conversation gets started. That’s because as the quarterback for this franchise, he has won five Super Bowls, more than any other player in the history of the league, and he has played in a total of eight Super Bowls. When you consider that prior to this season he had played 16 seasons in the league, that means Brady has made it to the Super Bowl 50 percent of the seasons he has played.
7Where does Stephen Curry play?
When it comes to one of the best current active players, Stephen Curry is perhaps the embodiment of an elite level player. Over the last four seasons he has led his team to the NBA Finals and won three of them. This was the team that drafted him back in 2009 with the seventh overall pick. Along with being a three-time NBA Champion, Curry is also a two-time NBA MVP winning in back-to-back years in 2015 and 2016, as well as league scoring champion in 2016.
8Who does Carey Price play for?
When it comes to the best goalies in the league, many wouldn’t argue that Carey Price is the best goalie in the league today. He was drafted fifth overall in the 2005 NHL Draft by this team, who he has played his entire professional life with. Price is so talented that he became the first goalie in NHL history to win the Vezina Trophy, for the league’s top goalie, and the Hart Trophy, for the league’s most valuable player, in the same season, along with the Ted Lindsay Award for a three trophy year.
9Who does Clayton Kershaw play for?
Clayton Kershaw was drafted seventh overall in the 2006 MLB Draft by this team, who he has started with ever since and turned into one of the league’s most dominating starting pitchers. He was voted the National League MVP in 2014, and he has won three National League Cy Young awards as the league’s top pitcher. He’s also led the National League is wins three times and ERA five times, including a stretch of four years in a row between 2011 and 2014.
10Where does Ronaldo play?
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the best soccer players in the world, having won a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards as the FIFA Player of the Year. He has played with three main clubs, in three different countries and leagues. He is the all-time goal-scoring leader with his previous club, but in 2010 he was transferred to his a different club, in what was a massive deal. He is considered the highest paid athlete in the world, having recently transferred to this club.
11Who does Antonio Brown play for?
If anyone were to ask who the top wide receiver is in the NFL, most people would point to Antonio Brown, who has played his entire professional football life for this franchise. Brown is by far the most elite wide receiver in the game, having caught over 1,100 yards five times in eight seasons, including a 1,800 yard season in 2015. Add in 59 total touchdowns, Brown is the number-one target by far on this team, which has helped him become a two-time receiving yards and reception leader in the NFL.
12Who did Kevin Durant sign with?
Kevin Durant didn’t start his professional basketball life with this team, but rather signed with them in the off-season in 2016 because he wanted to win a championship. It was met with a lot of controversy because the team he signed with had just played in their second NBA Finals in a row but were coming off a loss. With Durant on their team, they became a Super Team and won the next two NBA Finals, with Durant earning the NBA Finals MVP award in both of those Finals.
13What team is Ovechkin captain of?
When it comes to elite level goal scorers, Alex Ovechkin may be the best in the NHL today. He was the first overall pick by this team in 2004, and has been their franchise player ever since and is even their team captain today, the one that led them to their first Stanley Cup last season. For Ovechkin, it’s all about the goals, and so far he has scored over 50 goals seven times in 13 seasons, while also winning the Rocket Richard trophy as the league’s top goal scorer seven times!
14What team has Jose Altuve?
Jose Altuve is such a skilled batter that over the last four seasons he has recorded over 200 hits in each. He wasn’t drafted, but rather, he signed with this franchise as an amateur and has played with them ever since, including helping them win the World Series in 2017. He’s the shortest active player in baseball at 5-foot-6, but that hasn’t stopped him from being the home run leader in 2017, a three-time AL batting champion, two-time stolen base leader and the AL most valuable player in 2017.
15Who does Neymar play for?
Neymar is considered the third best player in the soccer world today, and has come in third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in 2015. His transfer in 2017 worth more than $222 million Euros made him the most expensive player ever in the history of the sport. He now plays for this team, who he has played 30 games for and so far has scored 28 goals. It is his third team since playing professional club soccer, which he started doing in 2009.
16Who did Drew Brees win the Super Bowl with?
When it comes to elite level passing quarterbacks, Drew Brees is perhaps on the top of that list. He didn’t always play for the franchise he does today, as he was drafted by another team before signing with his current team in 2006. As a member of that team, he won the franchise’s first Super Bowl in 2009, earning also the game MVP award. This season, he earned two records, breaking the all-time touchdowns thrown and most passing yards records held by Peyton Manning.
17Where did James Harden get traded?
James Harden was selected third overall in 2009, but that isn’t the team he won the league’s MVP award with last season, as Harden moved to this team in 2012 after failing to come to contract terms with his first team. He has since spent all his time with this team where he has averaged over 26 points a game every season he has played, earning himself the NBA scoring title last season as well, to go along with the assist title he won the year before.
18Who does Evgeni Malkin play for?
Evgeni Malkin was the second overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft to this team and has made perhaps the most elite one-two punch in the NHL today at center with Sidney Crosby. Malkin is a three-time Stanley Cup champion with this team, and has one the Conn Smyth during one of their playoff runs as the MVP of the playoffs. He has also won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player and two Art Ross Trophy twice as the league’s top point producer.
19Who does Max Scherzer play for?
Max Scherzer is one of the best starting pitchers in professional baseball and became just the sixth player in league history to win back-to-back Cy Young awards, doing so in 2016 and 2017, which were actually his second and third Cy Young awards, as he won it first in 2013, but that one was with a different team. In fact, Scherzer has played for three teams, as he was selected 11th overall in the first round of the 2006 amateur draft, before signing with a new team in 2010, and with his present team in 2015.
20What school does Ed Oliver play at?
Ed Oliver is current considered one of the best players in NCAA football, and plays defensive tackle for this college program out of Texas. His commitment to this school made him the first five-star recruit in history to commit to a school that wasn’t in one of the Power Five conferences, but that hasn’t stopped him for being considered great, as he was named the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. He has said he will go into the NFL Draft next season and is expected to be the first overall pick.
21What team does Odell Beckham Jr. play for?
Odell Beckham Jr. has played his entire time for this franchise, who drafted him 12th overall in 2014. In his first three seasons, he scored over 10 touchdowns in each and had over 1360 yards each year as well, making him one of the best wide receivers in the game. In 2017, injuries hurt his production and he was limited to just 4 games, but that didn’t stop him from signing a massive five-year, $95 million contract to stay with the team in the off-season.
22Who does Russell Westbrook play for?
Russell Westbrook was the fourth overall pick, but not technically by the team he plays for now. That’s because he was selected by the Seattle Supersonics, who then moved to this city, where Westbrook is now the team leader. He is one of the best scoring players in the league, having earned the scoring title in both 2015 and 2017, while doubling down in the 2017 season with a league MVP title as well. Although, he is still looking for his first NBA Championship.
23Who was Erik Karlsson traded to?
Erik Karlsson is considered to be one of the top defencemen in the NHL today and is widely known for his offensive ability from the blueline, more so than his defensive ability. In his first 627 games in the NHL, he scored 126 goals and 518 points, which is high for a defencemen, which has helped him win two Norris Trophies as the league’s top blueliner. A trade in the off-season, however, moved him on from the team that drafted him, so now he plays for this team in the Western Conference.
24Who does Corey Kluber play for?
Corey Kluber is one of the best starting pitchers in baseball today, and already he has a two-time winner of the Cy Young award for the AL’s best pitcher, winning in 2014 and 2017, the same years he also led the AL in wins. Kluber was not drafted by his current team, but rather was selected in the fourth round in the 2007 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres before he was traded to the team he plays for today.
25What school is Nick Bosa committed to?
Nick Bosa is an elite level college football player who plays for this powerhouse school in the Big Ten conference. He was a five-star recruit when he committed to this school and currently plays defensive end. He was on the Big Ten Championship team in 2017, and earned Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2017 as well. He will be top pick in the first round of the NFL Draft next season, even though he has dropped out of school to get ready for the draft.
26Who drafted Ezekiel Elliott?
Ezekiel Elliott was a very hyped draft pick coming out of the 2016 draft where he was selected fourth overall by this franchise. It didn’t take him long to make his mark in the league, as in his very first season he led the league in rushing with over 1630 yards, while scoring 15 touchdowns behind a great offensive line. A suspension limited him to just 12 games the next season, but he continued his dominating ways, earning over 980 yards and seven touchdowns.
27Who was Kawhi Leonard traded to?
Kawhi Leonard was drafted 15th overall in 2011 and would go on to win the NBA Championship with his drafted franchise in 2014, earning the NBA Finals MVP award in the process. But after a season of injury, Leonard wanted out and was sent to his new home franchise, in what was a blockbuster trade this past off-season. Leonard is regarded as one of the most elite players in the NBA and a defensive specialist. However, he’s also an amazing scorer as he is proving this season.
28Who drafted Connor McDavid
Connor McDavid is considering by many to be the best hockey player in the world right now, and he was the first overall pick by this franchise back in 2015. While he was a bit slowed down his first two seasons, in his second and third seasons he was the only player in the NHL to score over 100 points in both, and already captured the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, two Art Ross Trophies as the league’s top points scorer and a Ted Lindsay Award.
29Who does Bryce Harper play for?
Bryce Harper is considered one of the best hitters in baseball, having been named an All-Star six times, while also winning the National League MVP award in 2015. He was drafted first overall in the 2010 MLB Draft by his current team, who he has played for ever since, and earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2012, was the home run leader in 2015, and this past year he won the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game, showing off his powerful swing.
30What school does Bryce Love play for?
Bryce Love broke his school’s rushing record last season with 2,118 rushing yards and his 13 touchdowns runs over 50 yards was the most in a single-season by any team in FBS history. He was the Heisman runner-up last season, but should be in the conversation this year, and will be considered a top running back option in the NFL Draft when he does commit to the NFL path. He was the back up of NFL running back Christian McCaffrey in his first year at this school.
31Who was Khalil Mack traded to?
Khalil Mack was drafted fifth overall in 2014, but this past off season he was traded to his current franchise for a first round pick after his original team couldn’t settle on a contract. Mack is regarded as one of the best outside linebackers in the NFL today, so good, in fact, he became the first player to earn first-team All-Pro selections for two different positions in the same year. His $141 million contract he signed has made him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.
32Who has Tim Duncan always played for?
When it comes to the best power forward in the NBA, most people would have Tim Duncan on the top of that list. He has played 19 seasons in the NBA, all for this one team, who drafted him with the first overall pick in 1997. He has since won five NBA Championships, been named the NBA Finals MVP three times, the league MVP twice, and been a 10-time All-NBA First-Time selection, along with 15 All-Star Game selections to top it all off.
33Who drafted Auston Matthews?
Auston Matthews was drafted first overall by this franchise in 2016, but made headlines before that as he decided to not play in the NCAA or junior hockey in Canada, but instead played with men over in the Swiss National League to continue his development. When he finally did come to the NHL, he lived up to the hype, scoring four goals in his first game. In his first season he finished with 40 goals, while an injury short second season saw him finish with 34 goals in 62 games.
34Who does Nolan Arenado play for?
Nolan Arenado is an elite level player with the bat and the glove, as over the past five full seasons he is second in the MLB in 106 defensive runs saves, and the only player to win a Golden Glove in each year. On top of the that, was also tied for the National League lead in home runs and RBIs in two of the past three seasons, all with this team that drafted him in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft.
35Who is Aaron Rodgers quarterback for?
Ask around the NFL and the players will say the best player in the game today is Aaron Rodgers, who is the quarterback for this franchise. He led them to a Super Bowl in 2010, earning the game’s MVP award as well. He’s been a two-time NFL MVP for his amazing play, but interesting enough, he was not a starter right out of the gate, as he had to play back-up to NFL legend Brett Favre before he could take over the starting role in 2008.
36Who was Kyrie Irving traded to?
Kyrie Irving was the first overall pick in 2011 and stayed with that franchise to help get them to three straight NBA Finals, winning it all in the second visit in 2016, the city’s first championship victory. But after the 2017 season and losing in the Finals again, Irving requested a trade, as he wanted to be the focal point of a team he was on and with his first team, there wasn’t a chance that would happen, as LeBron James played with him. He was then traded to the franchise he plays for today.
37Who drafted Nathan MacKinnon?
Nathan MacKinnon was drafted first overall by this franchise in 2013, and has played his entire professional life with them, most as their alternate captain. His first season he had 24 goals in 82 games, but a slump in development, due to his team being near the bottom of the league, saw his points decline. However, last season he finished with 97 points in 74 games, including scoring 39 goals. In his rookie year, he also won the Calder Trophy as the league’s Rookie of the Year.
38Who does Chris Sale play for?
Chris Sale is one of the best pitchers in baseball and struck out 308 batters in 2017, the most of any pitcher in baseball. That is the second time he has done that in his professional life, and he has done it with two different teams, as he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft before being traded to his current team in 2017, who he would help lead to the World Series in 2018.
39Who does J.J. Watt play for?
When it comes to best defensive linemen in the NFL, J.J. Watt’s name is often in that conversation, as the former 11th overall pick by this franchise has been a four-time Pro Bowl selection and has been named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year three times. He is able to get to the quarterback for sacks better than anyway, as he has led the league in sacks twice, and has recorded over 76 sacks so far in his professional life.
40Who drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is considered one of the top 10 players in the NBA today. He was the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by this team, who he has played six seasons for so far, earning two NBA All-Star selections and the Most Improved Player award in 2017. Nicknamed "The Greek Freak", Antetokounmpo has only got better with age, as last season he had 26.9 points per game, the most he has put up so far in his professional basketball life.
41Who does Patrick Kane play for?
Patrick Kane is one of the most gifted goal scorers in the NHL today and has played for this team since 2007, when the drafted him first overall. In that time, he has won three Stanley Cups with them, including scoring the Cup clinching goal in 2010. Kane also became the first player from the United States to win the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer in 2015-16, when he scored 106 points. It’s no wonder why he was named as part of the NHL best 100 players of all-time.
42Who does Joey Votto play for?
Joey Votto has played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues, all for this team who drafted him with the 44th selection in the 2002 MLB Draft. He has since gone on the earn six All-Star selections and was named the National League most valuable player in 2010, along with leading the National League in home runs that year. As a Canadian, he’s also won the Lou Marsh Trophy as the top athlete from Canada, doing so in 2010 and 2017.
43Who does Jalen Ramsey play for?
Jalen Ramsey has been one of the main reasons this team’s defense has turned into one of the best in the league. The former fifth overall draft pick in 2016 has earned himself a reputation for shutting down wide receivers and has even called out nearly every quarterback in the league for not be that good (in his opinion). He nearly helped his team get to the Super Bowl last season, and over the course of his playing time, he has 153 tackles, 35 deflections and even returned one interception for a touchdown.
44Who picked Anthony Davis first overall?
Anthony Davis was the first overall pick by this franchise in 2012, and while the franchise has changed their nickname, they still remain the same city that drafted him. In six seasons in the NBA, he has been named an All-Star five times, is a three-time shots block leader, doing so in 2015, 2017 and 2018, and a three-time All-Pro First-Time selection. The franchise player averages 23.4 points a game so far, but has only played in 13 playoff games, so there is still plenty of work to be done.
45Who does Patrik Laine play for?
Patrik Laine is turning into one of the best goal scorers in the NHL today with this franchise who drafted hm second overall in 2016. In his first season in the league he scored 36 goals and was just shy of winning the Rookie of the Year award. The next season he scored 44 goals, and so far has 80 goals and 134 points in 155 games. So far this season he has seven goals and nine points in his first 14 games.
46Who does Giancarlo Stanton hit for?
Giancarlo Stanton is one of the best power hitters in baseball and before joining his current team in 2018, he was a two-time National League home run leader and two time Hank Aaron award winner, given to the best batter in each league. He was also selected as the National League Most Valuable Player in 2017, the same year he led the league in RBIs. He was traded to his current team, becoming just the second player to be traded after he hit 50 home runs the season before.
47Who does Julio Jones play for?
Julio Jones is the top target for this NFL team, who selected him sixth overall in 2011, after he won the National Championship with Alabama in 2009. Since joining this team, he has been a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and in 2015 he led the NFL in receiving yards and receptions. In his first seven seasons, he had over 1100 yards in five of them, and has scored 43 touchdowns so far in 96 regular season games. He just missed out on a Super Bowl ring in 2017 as well.
48Who does Joel Embiid play for?
Joel Embiid is considered one of the best players in professional basketball who was the third overall draft pick in 2014 by this team, who he has played for through his first two seasons. He earned his first All-Star selection last season and so far is averaging 22 points per game as a member of this franchise. Considering he is over seven-feet tall, many say he can’t be the game’s best, but Embiid is turning into one of the league’s most productive big men.
49Who does Aaron Judge play for?
Aaron Judge is one of the best power hitters in the Major Leagues, as in 2017 as a member of this team, he won the Rookie of the Year award, along with the Silver Slugger Award, led the AL in home runs, and he had the most home runs in a rookie season in MLB history with 52. Not bad for a player selected in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft by this dynasty franchise, and being just 26 years old now.
50Who drafted Steven Stamkos first overall?
Steven Stamkos is an elite centermen for this franchise who drafted him first overall in 2008. He has been the NHL’s leading scorer twice, winning the Rocket Richard trophy in 2010 and 2012. He is known for his one-knee slap shot from the faceoff dot on the powerplay, and over his professional life with this franchise he has scored 348 goals and 668 points in 664 games. He still needs to add a Stanley Cup to his resume, as his team came up short in 2015 when they reached the finals.