8 Footballers Who Probably Should Have Had a Salad (Gallery)

Football today is all about finely tuned athletes strutting around the pitch with their toned abs and perfect hair. But the game wasn't always this way.

No, there used to be a place in professional football for average folk like you and me who didn't have club dietitians measuring their body fat on a daily basis and wagging their fingers at fine things like kegs of beer after matches and a nice light double cheese pizza after training.

The following are a few of the stockier individuals that gamely made their way out onto a professional football pitch:


William 'Fatty' Foulke


Jeroen Verhoeven

Neville Southall

Micky Quinn

Tomas Brolin


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