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Fitness Spirits: Top Nine Famous Footballers Body Transformations (Pictures Below)

Athletes are likely to have physical changes in a short period of time. Having a big, dominating physique is important in modern day football. For some players, it’s hard to recognize them by their old pictures. All in all, here are some 9 players who have undergone a massive physical transformation over the years.

1. Adebayo Akinfenwa

Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for the ‘Wycombe Wanderers.’ He became known as “The Beast" for his heavily built body and enormous physical strength. He began his youth career with the ‘Watford Football Club’ and his senior career with the ‘FK Atlantas.’ He then played with other football clubs before getting his first professional breakthrough with the ‘Doncaster Rovers.’ He had a brief yet successful tenure with them. This was followed by his stints with ‘Torquay United,’ ‘Swansea City,’ and ‘Millwall,’ before he joined ‘Northampton Town.’ He has switched between ‘Northampton Town’ and ‘Gillingham’ for 6 years. He then signed with ‘AFC Wimbledon.’ A couple of years later, he moved to the ‘Wycombe Wanderers.’

The strong footballer weighs around 16 stone (101 kg) and has found a place in various editions of the ‘FIFA’ videogame series. He has been named the strongest footballer in the world. Akinfenwa also runs a clothing label named ‘Beast Mode On.’Akinfenwa, “The Beast”, is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Wycombe Wanderers. He is known for his physical strength and heavy build. One could say that this man would rather have a great performance in body-building than in football.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, was the equipment manager for the local club Andorinha. (The name Ronaldo was added to Cristiano’s name in honour of his father’s favourite movie actor,Ronald Reagan , who was U.S. president at the time of Cristiano’s birth.) At age 15 Ronaldo was diagnosed with a heart condition that necessitated surgery, but he was sidelined only briefly and made a full recovery. He first played for Clube Desportivo Nacional of Madeira and then transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal (known as Sporting Lisbon), where he played for that club’s various youth teams before making his debut on Sporting’s first team in 2002.Cristiano Ronaldo is the living proof that hard work pays off.

The skinny Portuguese boy, only 18, couldn’t fit in his Red Devil shirt in his first months in Manchestr. With a lot of dedication and will, Ronaldo developed into one of the strongest bodies in the sport. Today, he is a true prototype and model of what a complete athlete should be.

3. Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay (born 13 February 1994), also known simply as Memphis, is a Dutch footballer who plays as a forward for French club Lyon and the Netherlands national team .He began his professional career with PSV Eindhoven , scoring 50 goals in 124 games across all competitions. As the top scorer with 22 goals in 30 games, he helped the team win the 2014–15 Eredivisie title. He joined Manchester United in May 2015 for a reported £25 million fee. After disappointing spells at Manchester United, he joined Lyon in January 2017. The initial transfer fee was estimated to be £16–17 million, potentially rising to £22 million with the add-ons.

Depay was part of the Dutch under-17 team which won the 2011 European Championship. He made his senior debut in 2013, and the following year was part of their squad which came third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Memphis is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a winger for French club Lyon and the Netherlands national team. When he was in Manchester United, his weight increased. But this weight gain was pure muscle and not fat.


4. Mesut Ozil

German midfielder Mesut Özil emerged as one of soccer's rising stars during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and his three years with Spanish club Real Madrid.After beginning his professional soccer career with FC Schalke 04, Mesut Özil emerged as a star midfielder for SV Werder Bremen and the German national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Özil parlayed his international success into a prominent role with Real Madrid before announcing his transfer to England's Arsenal F.C. in 2013.The gym brings remarkable results for sure. Ozil had zero abs and was known as one of those lazy players who doesn’t like gyms. But look at how his abs transformed today. Practice surely makes perfect.

5. Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (born 19 December 1988) is a professional associative football player who originates from Chile. Sanchez who is often regarded as one of the key players in the Chilean National football team is known for his exceptional football wits and playmaking skills. After a much-publicised move to EPL side, Manchester United, which made him the club’s most expensive player, Sanchez’s performance plummeted and he could not live up to fans’ expectations.

This eventually led to him clinching on to a loan to Serie A side, Inter Milan. Alexis Sanchez biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life present the life/profile of the top footballer whose talent and outstanding performances made him one of the most sought after players in the world.Sanchez’s strong shots from distance come from the gym. The aim is to stabilize and strengthen the lower body while moving the upper body to fend off an opponent.

 NOTE: there are also some names which I can't excluded from the list, they are: Ibrahimovic, Messi, Sagio Ramos, Nani and Robert Lewandowski.

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