Heaviest footballer: Football is a game of skills and tactics. Speed and power are also very important for a footballer. For Instance Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was a thin young man with average speed when he joined Manchester United in 2003. However, worked very hard to get to where he is today in the gym and with speed Coaches. He is now among the heaviest and fastest footballers today.
Other players use their weight to get their way in the game. They will get passed opponents using massive force. Take for instance former Blackburn defender Chris Samba, he once bulldozed his way into the hands of weak David De Gea to give his side a valuable lead at Old Trafford. Man United fans will remember that game, they actually lost.
Today let’s take a closer look at the heavyweights in the game today;
10. Thibaut Courtois- 91 Kgs
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois might look thin but the truth is he has very strong bones and well-developed muscles. His height can be able to conceal all this but all becomes clear when he steps on that weighing machine.
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic-91Kgs
The Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic once said: ‘People say I don’t chase the ball but they fail to understand that a very heavy, you can’t expect a 91 Kgs man to be running up and down for 90 minutes’. You know what, he might be right, he is a goal scorer, he has scored a lot of goals and he continues to do so.
8. Romelu Lukaku- 94 kgs
Manchester Unites forward Romelu Lukaku is a threat to many defenders. He is so strong especially in the air that you can be sure you will not win the battle next to him. Opponents have however hatched a plan to deal with the Big Belgian and that is too rough him from all angles, it is certainly working in many games.
7. George Elokobi- 95 Kgs
Cameroon-born George Elokobi is simply a giant. Any striker will not wait for him because you never know where he will throw you. He weighs 95 Kilograms. He currently plays his football at Braintree Town on loan from Colchester United.
6. Danny Shittu- 95 Kgs
Former Nigerian International Danny Shittu may be a free agent but he is certainly not a light man. He weighs 95 kilograms a good reason why maybe he is still without a club since Millwall released him in 2015.