11 Of The Best World Cup 2010 Footballer Bodies

June 10, 2010 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug


It’s that time folks

That one event that comes just ONCE every four years.

That one sport that is universally accepted across the globe that sends the entire male species completely bonkers, which often leads to violence.

The one sport where the wives and girlfriends simply have no choice but to watch back in awe.

The world cup 2010!

Hosted in South Africa

Starting June 11th (This Friday)

I didn’t get the chance to visit South Africa for this wonderful spectacle of an event this time, but I’m pretty certain that it’s buzzing out there right about now.

Since football/ soccer is a physical sport, there will naturally be some physiques in there that many of you would like to aspire to ( Men only – sorry ladies, I don’t follow female football)

After all, these guys do train at performance level. So it’s expected.

Now, every sport out there will create very different body types for the athletes involved, and the athletes involved usually have to have a certain body type to stand a chance at being the best in that sport.

That’s what inspired me to write the article,

8 Great Famous Bodybuilding Bodies From 8 of Your Favorite Sports (Unisex)

As I know that most of you at some point could have been, or may still be training to be great athletes. And all of you will obviously have different body-types.

Today is a celebration of the best footballer bodies from the upcoming World Cup 2010.

That is,

  • Super sized Hamstrings/ Quads
  • Big butt muscles
  • Toned/Ripped/Cut less bulkier upper bodies

That is a body type that many of you would like to have. Personally I’d just take the super sized quads. They can keep the rest. I prefer the wide shoulder V-shape look. But hey, that’s me.

Enough talk, time for some inspiration!

In no specific order.

# 1

  • Name: Christiano Ronaldo
  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Home team: Portugal


Mr Ronaldo is arguably the most ripped and bulkiest footballer of the current game. He has the perfect body that most hardgainers would like to aspire to. Not only does he have the trademark footballer quads, he also has the upper body to go with it. And he’s probably got your girlfriend talking too.

# 2

  • Name: David Beckham
  • Club: Milan/ L.A Galaxy
  • Home team: England


Ok, he might not actually be taking part in the world cup this year, but he will be assisting the team along side manager Fabio Capello. Either way, Mr. Becks is still in great shape and still maintains the more natural/ model look that many of you may want to have. That is, powerful legs and toned upper body.

# 3

  • Name: Didier Drogba
  • Club: Chelsea
  • Home team: Ivory Coast


This is the kind of body that you will develop when you perform ‘bodyweight-only‘ exercises in your workouts. You see, most footballers are naturall skinny, or they don’t necessarily have any stand out bodily features that will make you go ‘ooh.. ahh’. However, it is the sheer intensity of their aerobic training that will help them to develop natural/ toned looking muscles and of course, strong and powerful legs.

The result = The body of Didier Drogba

Nothing wrong with that at all!

# 4

  • Name: Gennaro Gattuso
  • Club: AC Milan
  • Home team: Italy


Mr Gattuso has one of those rock solid type of bodies. It’s one of those bodies to have if you want to look good in anything that you wear. Nothing too ‘stand outish’ here, but if you just want a strong healthy body, then this is the way to go.

# 5

  • Name: Fabio Cannavaro
  • Club: Juventus
  • Home team: Italy


I’m not going to say anything about this one. I think the picture speaks for itself for why I included Mr. Cannavaro in this list. Ladies… Gents… thoughts and comments please.

# 6

  • Name: Carles Poyul
  • Club: Barcelona
  • Home team: Spain


This is another bodyweight-only exercise type of body. Not too muscular, but definitely more ripped than your average footballer. Not a bad body to have if you want to look good this summer. Look out for him in the coming weeks.

# 7

  • Name: Sergio Ramos
  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Home team: Spain


This could be the body to go for if you’re a hardgainer who doesn’t aspire to grow huge muscles from working out. Besides, the ladies seem to like this type of body in the year 2010. It’s not skinny, it’s not bulky. It’s just natural. Besides, you’ll find that you’ll probably be a lot stronger than your bulky friends, as maintaining a body like this involves cardio and strength gaining bodyweight exercises.

# 8

  • Name: Thierry Henry
  • Club: Barcelona
  • Home team: France


It feels like Thierry Henry has been around like… forever. Nevertheless, he is still fighting fit and for me, he was one of the first athletes to inspire me to fight off chicken leg syndrome.


Because Mr.Henry has a typical hardgainer frame, yet I wouldn’t call him a hardgainer anymore.

1. Hes now ripped

2. Look at his quads. Complete awesomeness.

If you need to overcome chicken leg syndrome, then let this be your inspiration. Build legs like Mr. Henry!

# 9

  • Name: Freddie Ljungberg
  • Club: Seattle Sounders FC
  • Home team: Sweden


Ok, Sweden may not be present in this years world cup and Freddie is no longer playing football at the international level. However, that was still only a recent decision and for the purpose of this article, it was only right that I included Mr.Ljungberg in this list and it really is not hard to see why.

He is ripped, has model looks and is what you could call Sweden’s version of David Beckham. If you are a budding sportsman and just happen to have model looks, then following in this mans foot steps is not a bad thing.

# 10

  • Name: Tim Cahill
  • Club: Everton
  • Home team: Australia


Ok. The only reason why I included Tim in this list is because I know that there are some of you out there who really are trying to hold onto your pre-teen baby body. You know, the type where a pre-teen is forcing the fact that they are developing muscles but are not quite there yet. If so, then Tim is the man to aspire to. Clean, baby cuts and far from menacing. Hopefully his top comes off in the coming weeks for you to take a closer look.

# 11

  • Name: Diego Forlan
  • Club: Aletico Madrid
  • Home team: Uruguay


Last but definitely not least!

Mr. Forlan is ripped! Just the way that I know many of you would like to be. I don’t know much about his back story, but I do know that this is a gym body, and one that I will definitely recommend. Keep an eye out for this one, as his top my just decide to fly off of his body.

The world cup is only several hours away now and I can’t wait. I love it every time it comes around. Nevertheless, it’s an event where you’ll will find a body that you can aspire to have.

See you in the comments.

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