Making a comeback: Sport stars who came out of retirement

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Over the last couple of weeks, the world of sport has seen not one, but two stars come out of retirement.

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Today, World Cup winner Josh Lewesy announced he had answered an SOS from his former club Wasps by signing a temporary contract.

Meanwhile, last week Jens Lehmann answered a similar call from Arsenal and will seemingly be competing with Manuel Almunia for a starting role as the Gunners look to win the Premier League title.

The pair are far from the first sportsmen to make a return after announcing retirement. Here we run down the greatest comebacks, both the successful and unsuccessful.