We are used to footballers having a slim body, the right weight, etc. But, over the years, we have seen players who did not meet those canons and still managed to shine. Today we present players who despite having “a few extra kilos” have managed to shine in the world of football.
One of the best strikers in football history. The Brazilian suffered from hypothyroidism, to treat this pathology he had to take some medications which were not allowed in the world of football.
The Brazilian striker dominated the centre-forward position for a while. But due to lack of discipline he caused him to gain weight. Hadrian was known as “The Emperor”.
The Dutch midfielder treasured an exquisite quality in his boots. He has played for teams like Inter Milan, Real Madrid or Galatasaray. He has managed to win the Champions League, Spanish leagues, Serie A and was even runner-up in the world in 2010.
The Paraguayan midfielder has been one of the most important foreigners in Argentine soccer and the Paraguayan national team. This player has always been known for his weight problems, but this has not prevented him from shining. Ortigoza has managed to win a Copa Libertadores, being chosen the best player in the final.
Argentine soccer player with a long career in soccer in his native country. He has played for more than 15 teams and scoring lots of goals.
One of the best players in football history. He had to deal with problems of this type throughout his career. In the 1994 World Cup, Maradona was competing slightly overweight. Even with all this, Maradona is recognized by many as the best footballer in history.
Compatriot from Ortigoza. He has been one of the best players on the Paraguayan national team, winning awards for top scorer, Paraguayan player of the year, and best player in South America.
The Argentine striker has been a great attacker, with a long journey through various international clubs. He has played for clubs like Real Madrid, Napoli or Juventus. He has been world runner-up in 2014.
One of the best players in the history of Peru. He has had great moments in football, defending the colors of Fiorentina, a Serie A club, Real Betis and the jersey of his national team.
The Wycombe Wanderers striker has a career spanning more than 20 years, playing for more than 15 teams. Currently he has scored more than 200 goals throughout his career.
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