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5 footballers who underwent crazy body transformations: Part 2

Have you checked out the first part of this article? If you haven’t, you can do so here. Now, here are a few more footballers who underwent crazy body transformations!

1.Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez started working out in 2008 when he left South America for Italy. An Italian journalist, Pietro Oleotto revealed that “In his first season, Alexis was skinny and stayed on the right-wing a lot, the physicality in the penalty area was too much for him. So, he began improving his body and they built him an ad-hoc gym. He worked out for two hours a day after training. I remember seeing him halfway through pre-season training camp and being shocked by how much muscle he had put on”.  

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Of course, his real name is not Hulk! It’s actually Givanildo Vieira de Souza, but he is commonly known as Hulk due to his physique. But he wasn’t always like this, he was once just a skinny Brazilian boy. Recently, he shared one of his workout routines on his Instagram page, check it out down below.

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3.Gareth Bale

Bale made his football debut as a skinny 16-year-old playing for Southampton. He is the second-youngest player ever to play for Southampton, after Theo Walcott. His transformation started when he joined Real Madrid in 2013. Very much influenced by Ronaldo’s hard work, Bale is not shy to let his fans and followers know about his admiration towards the multiple-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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4.Lionel Messi

Messi isn’t as muscular as others on our list but his body has undergone a crazy transformation over the years. His nutritionist, Dr Giuliano Poser revealed that he makes sure the Barcelona player stays clear of sweets, bread and pasta.

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5.Mario Balotelli

We’re not going to say much about Balotelli, let’s just see how much he has changed over the years. #amazing

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