To dream of a professional athlete represents an aspect of yourself that is an expert at winning or being competitive. You or someone else in your life that is experienced at being the best or being the most attractive. Feeling no jealousy at all when it comes to winning.
Negatively, you may be feeling that you aren’t “measuring up” enough or being as competitive as you think you should be. You may feel ugly, weak, or less of a winner than someone else. It may also reflect your obsessions with winning that are going too far.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a professional athlete opening a door for him. In waking life his nagging doubts about the name of the company he was building inspired him to come up with a brand new name that was much more attractive.