Football is one of the most popular competitions in the World right now and it seems that the game is for the completely fit athletes. There are very talented players taking part in the competition with different territories and some of them are very strong not only physically but also mentally. But some are quite weak and it seems that the weak athletes used to fall into injury most of the cases. It does not mean that physically and mentally strong people yet to fall into injury but their rate is comparatively lower. Besides, those who are mentally strong can change the game in a difficult moment but mentally weak people cannot take the pressure and they are broken easily. Today we would like to talk about the top 10 strongest football players in the World.
Top 10 Strongest Football Players in the World
If we consider the strongest football players in the World, we must consider the fitness like Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. He is physically and mentally fit forward. Though he is not in the list of the top 10 strongest football players he would definitely take place in the list of top 20 strongest players so far.
In recent times, football clubs used to buy strong football player to secure their defense. It seems that you would probably make some guess about the strongest football players and in your mind, there should be CR7, Vincent Kompany, Mario Balotelli or Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Here we just make an example. So, let’s take a look below where we present the top 10 strongest football players list in the current football World.
1st – Adebayo Akinfenwa (Eng)
Adebayo Akinfenwa is an English professional football player who is currently 36 years old. It seems that his professional career has come to the end. He is playing for the English club Wycombe Wanderers as a striker. Adebayo Akinfenwa is reportedly the strongest football player in the World nowadays.
His nickname is “The Beast”. However, this 36 years old player is rated as the strongest player according to FIFA 17. He started his youth career in 2000 with Watford but in 2001, he made his senior debut with FK Atlantas.
In his professional career, he played for several clubs and in 2016, he joined in Wycombe Wanderers and still now playing for them. There he has already made 82 appearances and scored 29 goals so far.
2nd – Danny Shittu (Nig)
Danny Shittu is a Nigerian professional footballer and he is also known as Daniel Olusola Shittu. According to 2015, he was a free agent and released by Millwall. He is currently 38 years old and played as a center back.
Besides, he made 346 Premier League appearances in his professional career and also played for the Nigerian national team. Danny Shittu is the 2nd strongest football player in the World and he is an excellent defender with strong, tough with a strong defensive position.
He started his professional career in 1999 with Charlton Athletic and his career has ended in 2015 with Millwall. Besides, from 2000 to 2013, he played for the Nigerian national team and made 32 international appearances so far.
3rd – George Elokobi (Cam)
George Elokobi is the professional Cameroonian football player and we have kept him as number three strongest football player in the World. This Cameroon defender consists of 90 kilo9grams weight and height is 5’9″.
He is a strong football player with very attractive body fitness. The opponents considered his as the potential threat to their team. George Elokobi is currently 32 years old and playing for the club Leyton Orient.
He started his professional career in 2002 with Dulwich Hamlet and till now, he has played for several clubs so far.
4th – Victor Wanyama (Ken)
Kenyan international football player Victor Wanyama is on 4th position considering top 10 strongest football player in the World. He is more than 6 feet tall and currently playing for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
He is a defensive midfielder and knows well how to cover the defenders. The tall Kenyan player is not good at chasing after the ball but he is comparatively better than most in tight areas. He is currently 27 years old and also played for Celtic and Southampton earlier.
In 23rd June 2016, he joined with the EPL club Tottenham Hotspur in exchange for £11 million by making five years deal from Southampton. He has already played 55 league appearances and scored five goals so far. Besides, from 2007 he is playing for Kenya national team so far.
5th – Giorgio Chiellini (Ita)
Giorgio Chiellini is just another strong player who is currently placed on the 5th position on the top 10 strongest football player in the World. He is physically strong and brave.
Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian professional football player who is a remarkable defender and playing as the captain for both Juventus and Italy national team. He is currently 34 years old and a very popular defender. He was named three times Serie A Team of the Year and in 2015/16 he was also named as the Serie A defender of the Year.
He started his senior career in 2000 while playing with Livorno and in 2002, he joined with Roma. In 2005, after passing an amazing season, Juventus bought him and paid €4.3 million. Since then he is playing for the club Juventus and already made 365 league appearances so far.
6th – Christopher Samba (Fra)
Christopher Samba who is also known as Chris Samba is a professional football player in France and playing as the defender of Aston Villa. He is the 6th strongest football player in the World.
Though, he is French by birth but played for the Congo national team. He is a threat to his opponent where he is very fit physically and mentally.
Samba dominates the penalty area and possesses a great skill to knock down the others. He started his club career in 2002 with Sedan B and till now, he played for the several clubs.
7th – Yaya Toure (Ivo)
Yaya Toure is a professional football player and playing for the Ivory Coast national team. He is playing as the Central Midfielder and now, playing for the Greece team Olympiacos. Yaya Toure is currently 35 years old and one of the strongest football player in the World.
He is currently standing on the 7th position on top 10 strongest player in the World. He is quite big and possesses great skills. Yaya is a powerful midfielder who is completely fit in physically and mentally.
Yaya Toure started his professional career in 2001 with Beveren and also played for the couple of top rated clubs like Monaco, Barcelona and Manchester City. He played for the Citizens from 2010 to 2018 and left the club on 2nd September 2018 for Olympiacos. He played for the Man City 230 league appearances and scored 59 goals so far.
8th – Romelu Lukaku (Bel)
Romelu Lukaku is a professional football player and Belgian national team player. He is one of the key players in Manchester United and Belgium national team and playing as the striker.
He is currently 25 years old but he is already on the list of the strongest football player in the World. This player knows how to use his strength to his advantage in the ground. Lukaku started his professional career in 2009 with the club Anderlecht and played for them two years.
In 2011, he joined at the Stamford Bridge and passing loan seasons with West Brom and Everton. In 2014, Everton bought him and on 10th July 2017 the Red Devils collected him for five years and the transfer cost was £75 million, plus £15 million add-ons. He is complete fit and physically strong player and in 2018 FIFA World Cup, he presented an extraordinary performance.
9th – Christian Benteke (Bel)
Christian Benteke is also the strongest football player in the World who is a Belgian professional footballer and plays as the striker and played for Premier League club Crystal Palace.
He is also playing for the Belgium national team so far. He is a strong player and has the strength and good finishing abilities. In 2007, he started his professional career with Genk. He also played for several clubs and in most of the cases, he played for Premier League clubs.
He also played for Liverpool from 2015 to 2016 and in 20th August 2016, Crystal Palace bought him in exchange for £27 million. This 27 years old player already made 70 Premier League appearances with Crystal Palace.
10th – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Swe)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a very talented striker who is currently playing for LA Galaxy. He also played for the several big clubs in his professional career. He is the 10th strongest football player in the current World.
He is a Swedish professional footballer and took international retirement in 2016. He started his professional career with Malmo FF in 1999. Besides, he played for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint Germain, and Manchester United.
He passed his golden days with French club PSG where he made 122 league appearances and scored 113 goals so far. He is currently 37 years old and has come to the end of his football career.
According to the above-listed details statistics, we can clearly see the top 10 strongest football players in the World in recent time. Obviously, there are more players which are currently playing and they are also physically and mentally fit. But here we have talked about the top 10 strongest players so far.