5 Players Who Underwent Amazing Body Transformation After Retirement Including Mesut Ozil

5 Players Who Underwent Amazing Body Transformation After Retirement Including Mesut Ozil

Elijah Odetokun
April 4, 2024 at 11:20 AM
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  • Mesut Ozil is bulking up his physique after retiring from football
  • The former Arsenal star has been going viral lately with gym videos
  • He is not the first to undergo body transformation after retirement

Professional footballers live a strict life with their fitness, nutrition, and other lifestyles during their active days, which enables them to have a good and lasting career.

Some of them maintain the lifestyle after retirement, while others go off programmes and live recklessly. However, a few others become more disciplined.

Mesut Ozil, Istanbul Basaksehir Royal Antwerp, UEFA Europa Conference League, Turkey.
Mesut Ozil last played for Istanbul Basaksehir before announcing his retirement. Photo by ANP.
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Sports Brief looks at five players whose bodies transformed after retirement.

Players who transformed after retirement

1. Mesut Ozil

The former Germany international announced his retirement in 2023. As recirculated by Actu Foot, he has been going viral on social media with gym videos and has bulked up his physique. He was soft and slim during his active days.

2. Fernando Torres

El Nino, as he is fondly referred to, did not have physical strength as one of his attributes during his playing career but relied on his pace and trickery. His body transformation into a physical specimen first came to light while managing Atletico Madrid's youth team.

3. Ramires

Ramires was best remembered for his time at Chelsea, especially that chip over Victor Valdes in the Champions League. For most of his career, he had no hair, but now he spots full hair and does a punk hairstyle. He added a little weight and also has beards.

4. Samir Nasri

The former Arsenal and Manchester City star made his first public appearance a month after retiring in 2021. To the surprise of many fans, he spotted a fuller figure with a pot belly. Per Daily Star, fans mocked his physique during a charity match where he played for the Legends of Marseille.

5. Wesley Sneijder

The Dutch attacker was arguably the best player in the world in 2010 as part of Jose Mourinho's treble-winning side at Inter Milan. Fans believe he should have won the Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi. He began donning a filler figure weeks after his retirement.

Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Ozil

Sports Brief reported on Ronaldo sending a message to Ozil after his former Real Madrid teammate transformed his physique after hanging up his boots last year.

The Portuguese was in awe of the transformation and left a cheeky message for the German on Instagram, applauding the work put into achieving the figure.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.