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Here are the list of Top 15 Fattest Soccer Players of All Time. Professional footballers, certainly in the modern era, are usually elite physical specimens. However, not all tow the line when it comes to staying in peak shape.
Here’s a look at 15 soccer players, past and present, that have all been guilty of carrying a few extra pounds at one time or another. Some were notorious for their weight throughout their career, while others gained a spare tyre or two as they got older.
Any more famous fat footballers spring to mind? Leave your suggestions in the comments section down below.

15. MICKY QUINN
A prolific forward, Micky Quinn was undoubtedly rotund by football standards. His own fans created the chant “He is fat, he is round, he scores at every ground.

14. ANDY REID
Reid has spent eight seasons in the Premier League and currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the Championship. Naturally stocky, Reid has at times simply been overweight.

13. RONALDO
The Brazilian striker was near unplayable in his teens and early twenties, but a constant battle with weight followed him throughout his career. One of the all-time greats himself, is now regularly referred to simply as ‘Fat Ronaldo’.

12. KEVIN PRESSMAN
Kevin Pressman had a 22 year career, with 17 of those years spent at Sheffield Wednesday, where he played over 500 games.

11. NEIL RUDDOCK
Ruddock did play for England, winning a solitary cap in a 1994 friendly against Nigeria. At club level, Ruddock’s most significant spells came with Southampton, Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham.

10. DIEGO MARADONA
Diego Maradona was always a stocky individual, but persistent drug use from the mid 1980s onwards contributed to weight gain later in his career and into his retirement.

9. FERENC PUSKAS
Ferenc Puskas is quite rightly regarded as one of the finest players and most gifted forwards the game has ever seen. Towards the end of his career Puskas was heavily overweight, but still virtually unplayable.

8. STEVE MCNULTY
McNulty has good technique for a defender, but his mobility surely has to be called into question such is his size. Aged 32, McNulty is currently on-loan at Tranmere Rovers from Luton Town.

TOMAS BROLIN
After the 1994 World Cup, Tomas Brolin was hot property in Europe. When he joined the Leeds United in 1995, Brolin had failed to recover from an injury and was hideously unfit, retired at 28.

6. JEROEN VERHOEVEN
Dutch shot-stopper Jeroen Verhoeven began his career at Ajax, in the club’s legendary academy. Renowned for his incredibly large waistline, Verhoeven is no stranger to taunts and abuse from opposition fans.

5. ADRIANO
Adriano had all the tools to become a world class center-forward. His character, fitness and work-rate were all called into question, and recent photos of the former Brazil star expose how serious his problem are.

4. NEVILLE SOUTHALL
A truly world class goalkeeper, Southall is an Everton legend, who spent 17 years with the Toffees. Southall was a large man, and towards the end of his career he was severely overweight.

3. JAN MOLBY
With fine technique and passing ability, Molby had an excellent career, but was often stocky, and as he reached his 30s his weight began to become a real issue.

2. AILTON
Standing at 5-foot-8, Ailton was very bulky. For the most part, he used this strength to his advantage, but his weight fluctuated and at times he was simply fat.

1. WILLIAM FOULKE
William Foulke was so renowned for his weight that he was more famously known by the nickname ‘Fatty’. It is even suggested that the first time ‘Who ate all the pies’ was ever heard, it was being directed at the 24st goalkeeper.

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Professional footballers, certainly in the modern era, are usually elite physical specimens. However, not all tow the line when it comes to staying in peak shape.
Here’s a look at 15 soccer players, past and present, that have all been guilty of carrying a few extra pounds at one time or another. Some were notorious for their weight throughout their career, while others gained a spare tyre or two as they got older.
Any more famous fat footballers spring to mind? Leave your suggestions in the comments section down below.

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