The glitz and glamour outside the game could also be the major reason for a certain change in body physique by these stars.
Many of them started their careers looking skinny and fit into a muscle-building structure which are often used in the front pages of magazines.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo: He was told as a youngster that he was too skinny to succeed as a footballer but his fitness regime and eating habits have seen him turn to a superhero’s physique.
2. Adam Traore: The Wolves attacker claimed that he never hit the gym to get muscular and evidence can be seen during his youthful days with Barcelona.
The Spain international has now become a big headache for defenders who do extra work to knock him off the ball and match his speed.
3. Marcus Rashford: The Manchester United forward burst into the scene in 2017 as a 19-year-old with his skinny body but exhibited a lot of strength in his abilities.
Three years later, Rashford’s chiseled-like body frame is now a household name in the city of Manchester, where he currently earns £200,000-per-week.
4. Adebayo Akinfewa: The Wycombe striker is initially known for his physical strength and heavy body built frame which earned him the nickname The Beast during his younger days.
5. George Elokobi: The former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender was nicknamed The Body while playing for the top English club.
The Cameroonian star appeared in a fashion show where he showed off his muscles on the catwalk.
6. Sergio Ramos: The Real Madrid captain grew into a superhero-like individual since completing a life-changing from Sevilla in 2005.
The 2010 World Cup winner and four-time Champions League victor loves to share videos of his high-intensity workouts.
7. Alexis Sanchez: Sanchez began to improve his physique when he moved to Italy in 2008 after he was often bullied off the ball by defenders.
Sanchez began to improve his physique when he moved to Italy in 2008 after he was often bullied off the ball by defenders.