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15 Footballers Who Have Transformed Amazingly Over The Years 

How many of you know Zlatan Ibrahimović? Of course all of you and if not, at least most of you.Well, I have been a fan of Zlatan single long now, and I have seen him transform over the years. Today, his hair is long, he has become tougher in every aspect, and we have seen a lot many other evident changes in him. In the same way, many other football players have also transformed. Some of them before retirement and some changed after it.Here in this story, we have tried to make a list of such superstars who have transformed physically over the years. I can guarantee that you will be shocked after seeing the pictures. So, have a look.  

1. Sergio Ramos

The Spanish footballer represents both Spain and Real Madrid as captain and central defender. But, many people do not know that he started his career with Sevilla FC in 2004 and played 41 matches. In 2005, Sergio joined Real Madrid, and the rest is history. You can also see the change in his looks.

2. Gareth Bale

It is said that Gareth Bale is faster than Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, it is a long debate, but we cannot deny the fact that he is one of the greatest players who plays for Real Madrid today. He started his career from Southampton at the age of 16 and is one of the reasons behind the success of Wales football team. Gareth has changed drastically from a skinny boy to a muscular hunk.

3. Ezequiel Lavezzi

Argentine footballer used to look like a model at the beginning of his career. He currently plays for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune and Argentina National Football Team as forward.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan started his career in 1999, and since then there has been no stopping him. He has been part of many teams including FC Barcelona. Currently, Zlatan is signed to Manchester United and will play for the team from the next season.

5. Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez is currently signed to Arsenal, but he started his career with a small team named Colo-Colo. I think his fitness level has increased drastically over the years.

6. Lionel Messi

The legendary Messi has also changed over the years. He has cut his long hair short and even got them colored white, soon after he announced his retirement which he later canceled. One more thing that has also changed over the years is his game. He is improving day by day.

7. Ronaldo

Ronaldo (Brasil) does not need any introduction as he is a star like no one else. He maintained his body throughout his career. However, he lost his shape and gained fat after leaving the field, and you can see it in the picture.

8. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was not always the handsome man whom we know today. He used to have long curly hair, a not-so-ideal set of teeth and pimples on the face, but when you look at him today, you cannot even imagine him being anything like that.

9. Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona, the former captain of Argentina suddenly gained weight after his retirement from the game.

10. Marcelo

Marcelo is the heart and soul of Cristiano Ronaldo. They both are great friends, and we've seen it during their matches. Talking about the transformation, it has been amazing for Marcelo, and you can just say it after looking at the picture.

11. Zinedine Zidane

Zidane had hair, and that's unbelievable for me to see, that's all I can say.

12. Olivier Giroud

The French footballer has also adopted the strong physique and cut-down his long hair. He currently represents Arsenal F.C.

13. Philippe Coutinho

The mid-fielder of Brazil National Team and Liverpool F.C. has transformed dramatically. There are visible changes in his hair and also the face.

14. Adebayo Akinfenwa

Adebayo is best-known as 'The Beast' because of his amazing physique. He plays for Wycombe Wanderers.