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.
9. Memphis Depay
Body goals: Memphis Depay pic.twitter.com/oq7QMxiUIW
— Gamaliel (@Gaazy23) December 28, 2015
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.
8. Alexis Sanchez
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) October 2, 2015
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.
His body is just 😭😍😍😍
— Emery-“VAR is coming for them” (@DoubleDeka) January 9, 2015
Luis Nani. He doesn't miss leg day nor abs day. Never. pic.twitter.com/tfPt8jArNJ
— Ali (@3aloo23) February 13, 2015
Luís Nani is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Valencia CF and the Portugal national team. People say soccer players can’t be jacked? Nani says otherwise. Fitness can be done by everyone.
6. Mesut Ozil
Mark Lawrenson: "Mesut Ozil 'has the body of an office worker"
Ladies, get yourselves down to that BBC office. pic.twitter.com/CWd2KkT6QP
— Dave (@DaveForey) December 6, 2014
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. Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos's Transformation just blows me away. pic.twitter.com/S9Cci4coEb
— Orlando Ramirez Alvarado (@The_Real_Pollo) April 17, 2015
This is Ramos in his first seasons in Real Madrid. Compare him with the recent Ramos and tell me if you don’t see change.
— Hannah Armstrong (@HannahA14) June 27, 2013