There are a lot of physically fit footballers in the world today and you really do have to take good care of your body if you hope to make it to the top of your game. Long gone are the days of players like Tony Adams, who could play almost as good after a few beers as he could completely sober. Gone are the days of beer in the players lounge after the games. Now, it is all about strict diets and extreme fitness.
One of the fittest players in the world today would have to be Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who really does take good care of his body and his physique makes it look like he was carved out of marble. The hard work and dedication that he has put in has led to Cristiano becoming one of the greatest players of all time and it looks like he has a new rival on his hands.
When Welsh wizard Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur last Summer, he was relatively lightweight and was a fairly skinny lad but it looks like he has been hitting the gym hard over the Summer. Gareth recently showed off his new buff physique and we would not be surprised if he has been taking some extra training tips from Cristiano Ronaldo.
During his first season for Real Madrid last season, Gareth Bale had a fairly successful campaign, managing to bag himself 15 goals in 27 games in La Liga, which went towards him scoring 22 goals in 44 games in all competitions. We look forward to seeing what this new look Gareth Bale will bring in his second season at Real Madrid.