Sunday, 22 January 2017


Strength is not the most important factor in the game of football but footballers with huge physical presence can have a good advantage in either at the forward attacking or the defence line because football requires both skill, practice and fitness.
The game of football has seen strong players in the past and here we bring to you the top 10 strongest players in the world from any environment. Much of their presence are from Africa aand they are doing well with their physicality and body build.

Below are the top 10 strongest footballers in the world.

10. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC - Sweeden - Manchester United
     Zlatan in his popular knowing is without a doubt one of the world's strongest and finest footballers guaranteeing goals where ever he goes. with his body build and athleticism, he is one of the most feared striker for opponents defenders. Ibra 36 presently is using his body fitness and strongness in Manchester United and he is doing well in his first season, in some games he has use his body against defenders and got all he could to score the ball. He could only make the NO.10 strongest footballer in the world.

9. CHRISTIAN BENTEKE - Belgium - Crystal Palace
 Christian Benteke’s strength and power at the spearhead of Aston Villa’s attack made him one of the most feared strikers in his debut season for the Villains. Benteke’s scoring form has droped ever since he left Villa Park to join Liverpool and now in Crystal Palace but the Belgian is a big threat to his opponents due to his strength and aerial threat. He can be seen in using his body on opponents defenders with the ball on air or on the ground. He is at number nine in the strongest footballers list in the world.

8. GIORGIO CHIELLINI - Italy - Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini enters the list at number eight with the Italian leading his Juventus side to yet another Scudetto last season. He is a brave, strong defender which coupled with his physical strength makes him one of the best in the world. The 30 year old puts his body on the line for his team and leads through example in Italy. He could be remembered more with his troubling of Suarez in a match that sees the Uruguain man bit Chiellini due to not allowing him to dribble pass and score. Chiellini physique has attracted more top clubs for his signing to bring in to their defence line.

7. ROMELU LUKAKU - Belgium - Everton
Romelu Lukaku’s abilities have made a name for himself in world football as well as his physical presence. At Goodison Park on loan and sealed the deal to a permanent from Chelsea. The young Belgian is similar to former Chelsea hero Didier Drogba using his strength and power to unsettle the defender. No doubt he is using his body physique very well.  He is amongst the strongest in the world entering the list at number seven

6. YAYA TOURE - Ivory Coast - Manchester City
Yaya Toure has spent recent seasons as the powerhouse in Manchester City’s midfield. few seasons ago before last season was arguably the Ivorian’s best, ramping his way through teams single handed on occasions in City’s title winning season. Toure is a giant powerful figure with wonderful technique making him one of the best in the world.

5. CHRIS SAMBA - Congo - Panathinaikos
Chris Samba was a wall in Blackburn Rovers’ defence during his time in England. Although his time at QPR was not what he was hoping for, Samba is a huge obstacle to overcome in any defence. The Congo international is a man mountain currently plying his trade in Brazil with Panathinaikos after he was released by Dynamo Moscow. Samba tips the scale at 100kgs which enables him to easily dominate the penalty area.

4. VICTOR WANYAMA - Kenya - Tottenham Hotspur
Victor Wanyama is the highest ranking top level player after switching Scotland for England, leaving Celtic to join Southampton and now playing regular for Tottenham Hotspur. Wanyama stands over six feet tall and is one of the most immensely powerful midfielders in the league. The Kenyan’s first season at Southampton in the Premier League has been hit with injuries but he later got back t his best and after his move to WhiteHart Lane, he has been in his best in the midfield of the London club, his display against Chelsea in their last League game worth so much with his physique and strength to show 

3. GEORGE ELOKOBI - Cameroon - Colchester
Despite being just 5’9” tall, George Elokobi is one of the world’s strongest players. The former Wolves defender was part of the side which survived in the Premier League on the last day of the season back in 2011. Elokobi is a colossal figure, no doubt he is the third strongest footballer on planet.

2. DANNY SHITTU - Nigeria - Free Agent

Danny Shittu in his prime,  was a fantastic Championship defender who was technically good as well as possessing goodly strength. However due to his size and build, he was easily exposed at Premier League level due to his lack of pace but his body build and physical fitness together with ability to deal with playing football makes him the second strongest footballer in the world

1. ADEBAYO AKINFENWA - England/Nigeria - Wycombe Wanderers

        Adebayo Akinfenwa has gained a reputation due to his strength and weighs over 100kg and he is only 5ft 11inches in height. Akinfenwa is built like a tank and is a veteran of England’s lower leagues. His nickname is "The Beast" a clothing labelled he runs. He is known much for his physical strength and body build, played as a striker for Wycombe Wanderers and has a good run ability with much pace when moving with the ball.
Akinfenwa once claimed that his arms were probably to same size of  Chelsea's John Terry’s legs and no-one is going to argue with him. Once the Englishman enters ‘Beast mode’, there is seemingly no going back…


1 comment:

  1. Each player has earned a place in this list with their work and acquired skills and abilities.