The 10 Most Muscular Soccer Players in the World 2024

Most Muscular Soccer Players in the World 2024: Soccer and muscles are more related than ever. Since in the past, I said that muscular players were only good for defense, these players have shown that a great bulk helps them stand out in creative tasks and even in offensive tasks thanks to their brute strength.


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The Strongest and Most Muscular Soccer Players in the World 2024

These are the 10 strongest and most muscular soccer players in the world today. In this ranking, you will be able to meet the most muscular athletes who are still active and some others who continue to maintain optimal shape despite their professional retirement.

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Currently, the big, muscular player tends to be associated with defensive duties or tank forwards. However, many of these players have shown that this same strength and bulk is what allows them to be lethal attackers or born danger creators thanks to the ease with which they can win duels due to the strong tackles they can make.

10. Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Height: 1.89 m
  • Weight: 85 kg

We open our ranking with Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who has taken it upon himself to build and maintain his body like a machine.

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The Portuguese maintain a strict diet and a strict regime in the gym that keeps him at an exceptional physical level. For this reason, despite not being the most muscular in this entire ranking, he is the most dedicated to maintaining optimal physical condition in order to maintain his legendary status.

9. George Elokobi

  • Height: 1.80 m
  • Weight: 95 kg

The ninth place in our ranking goes to George Elokobi, a Cameroonian left-back who currently plays for Aldershot Town in the fifth division of English soccer.

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With a height of just 1.80 meters, Elokobi has a total weight of 95 kilos, the vast majority of that weight being pure muscle.

8. Tim Howard

  • Height: 1.91 m
  • Weight: 88 kg

Eighth place in our ranking goes to Tim Howard, the former American goalkeeper for Everton, Manchester United, and the United States team who, after retiring in 2020, has dedicated himself to sports management.

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This player always remembered for his corpulence, has greatly improved his physique since his retirement, staying in shape thanks to his passion for the gym.

7. Romelu Lukaku

  • Height: 1.91 m
  • Weight: 103 kg

Romelu Lukaku is another player who, yes or yes, deserves to be in this ranking. This young striker, barely 28 years old, stands out not only for his six-foot-nine height but also for the almost 100kg of pure muscle that makes him one of the biggest and most lethal forwards in the elite.

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The striker is Chelsea’s (Now Inter Milan) attacking reference after several years of improving and becoming one of the best strikers in the world.

6. Danny Shittu

  • Height: 1.91 m
  • Weight: 95 kg

Danny Shitu is the strongest and most corpulent players in the world.

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This central defender of English Milwall has enviable muscles for a player his age since at 41 he has a total weight of 102 kilos of muscle.

5. Hulk

  • Height: 1.80 m
  • Weight: 85 kg

The legendary Brazilian player Hulk is still active, and at 35 years old he still has an enviable physique, being one of the most lethal forwards of the Brasileirão.

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According to the latest statistics available, the Hulk has a total weight of almost 100 kilos.

4. Zé Roberto

  • Height: 1.76 m
  • Weight: 68 kg

The Brazilian midfielder and left-back spent much of his career in his native Brazil, but also played for clubs like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

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After his retirement at the age of 43, Zé Roberto sported a masterful physique that he maintains to this day.

3. Adama Traoré

  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Weight: 86 kg

In a ranking of the most muscular and strong footballers, Adama Traoré, the former FC Barcelona youth squad, could not be missing. This winger from Wolverhampton Wanderers has a unique musculature in his style in this ranking since the Spaniard has declared on more than one occasion that he does not lift weights to maintain his muscles.

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But the physical activity of soccer and regular football training has helped him build his physique. Natural musculature and almost 80 kilos of pure muscle without the help of weights are quite a prodigy.

2. Adebayo Akinfenwa

  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Weight: 102 kg

The Beast, Adebayo Akinfenwa, yes it should appear in our ranking. This burly striker from Wycombe Wanderers has recently declared that his retirement is drawing near since at the end of the 2021/2022 season he will hang up his boots at almost 40 years of age.

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The British striker has spent almost his entire career in the lower divisions of English football and rose to fame a few years ago due to some viral photos in which he shows all his muscles.

1. Tim Wiese

  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Weight: 129 kg

This ranking would not be complete without the most muscular former soccer player in history: Tim Wiese. This German goalkeeper who after his retirement dedicated himself to wrestling, is a fixture in WWE. After playing his entire career in the Bundesliga, Wiese hung up his boots in 2014 after being called up for the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 Euro Cup with Germany.

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After this, he dedicated himself fully to the gym and then jumped into the world of wrestling, where today he stands out for being the strongest former soccer player in history, with a recorded weight of 120 kilos of pure muscle.

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