Weight has already been considered a prominent factor for players during selection. Players are scrutinized over gaining weight even slightly. But some players have made their mark in football by beating the scale and proving that will, skill and professionalism are much more defining factors than just weight. We present you the ten heaviest footballers in the world.
10th place: Thibaut Courtois – 91 kg
At 1.99 m, the Chelsea goalkeeper is not only one of the largest, but also one of the heaviest players in professional football.
9th place: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 91 kg
8th place: Romelu Lukaku – 94 kg
Despite his physique, the Belgian footballer is very good with the ball and freezing cold at the end. He also says that his physique is a gift from God.
7th place: George Elokobi – 95 kg
This Cameroonian professional footballer weighs 95 kg. He could certainly work as a bodybuilder as much as he likes going to the gym.
6th place: Danny Shittu – 95 kg
The English leagues have some real edges, including Danny Shittu. Shittu also opened a project named ‘Dan Shittu’s Soccer Star Football Talent Hunt’ to encourage young soccer players of all types to play football.
5th place: Richard Dunne – 95 kg
With over 500 games in the Premier League, Dunne was not only one of the most experienced players in England, he was also one of the hardest. Unfortunately, he ended his career in summer 2015 and he was also the player to score the highest number of own goals i.e. 10.
4th place: Jannik Vestergaard – 96 kg
The Danish center back in the service of Borussia Mönchengladbach is the heaviest player in the Bundesliga. He could have played for Germany but chose to play for Denmark as it was his dream.
3rd place: Nikola Zigic – 97 kg
The 2.02m tall, former striker from Birmingham, is also one of the heaviest in world football with a body weight of 97 kilograms. Another factor that contributes to his athleticism is that he is Serbian by birth.
2nd place: Chris Samba – 102 kg
The Frenchman, who used to kick in the Premier League, breaks the 100 kilogram mark. He was also the victim of the famous ‘Banana Incident.’
1st place: Adebayo Akinfenwa – 104 Kg
The living legend. For years, Akinfenwa was the strongest player in FIFA, not least because of its enormous weight. He can bench press 200 kgs which is twice his weight, which only shows his physical strength.