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After retiring, David Beckham, Paolo Maldini, and other football legends have maintained outstanding body physiques. Footballers must be tempted to hit McDonald’s and the off license after hanging up their boots after decades of hard training and watching what they eat – and drink. However, this group has demonstrated that it is possible to resist succumbing to the temptation of making up for lost time at the takeaway. Check out the retired football legends that kept their elite physiques after their careers were over, from David Beckham to Paolo Maldini… Golden Balls retired from football seven years ago, believe it…

Here’s how Newcastle owner Bin Salman stacks up against Man City boss Sheikh Mansour’s fortune in terms of homes, yachts, and cars. Mohammed bin Salman, the billionaire owner of Newcastle United, took over the club in October. Now, the Saudi Crown Prince will take on the richest clubs in the Premier League by attempting to sign the best players in the world for Eddie Howe’s side. The worlds of sports and entertainment, according to Bin Salman, are ways for his country to become a global player. The crown prince funded the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, which…

Footballers adopt a variety of security measures, ranging from purchasing £50,000 panic rooms to spending up to £40,000 on guard dogs. Thanks to their large salaries, footballers can afford the finest luxury in life, such as spacious mansions, automobiles, and pricey jewelry. However, this makes them easy prey for opportunistic thieves, who will steal anything of value. Kyle Walker of Manchester City boosted up his security detail by purchasing a doberman from Chaperone K9, a guard dog specialist, for £40,000. Last year, Dele Alli was the victim of a heist in which two burglars stormed into his North London house,…

From Antonio Conte’s ketchup ban to Monster Munch, mushrooms, and ice in Coca-Cola, football managers have banned a variety of foods. GONE are the days when footballers fueled their bodies by consuming fast food, crisps, and carbonated beverages. Players’ diets are now crucial in the pursuit of athletic perfection. Their clubs keep a close eye on what they eat, and some even have their own personal chefs. Even the managers are taking drastic measures, such as prohibiting players from eating certain foods. Antonio Conte has become the latest manager to take on the role of nutritionist by banning ketchup from…

Dele Alli and Eric Dier, Lewis Hamilton and Neymar, and Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are some of the most famous sporting bromances. PERMIT ME TO TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT MY BEST FRIEND… Isn’t it no surprise that the world’s biggest sports players need someone to lean on from time to time, given that they’re under pressure to perform at their best at the highest level? Some even manage to create bromances, lavishing public and social media attention on one another, much to their own supporters’ delight. But it’s these sporting superstars who have us wanting to wrap our…

Man United failed to sign seven players, including Ronaldinho and Hazard, and instead purchased Bebe and Kagawa. The allure of playing in the Theatre of Dreams was insufficient to persuade these young players that their future lay at Old Trafford. Manchester United has been known to miss out on a number of transfer targets during the transfer market over the years. It meant they had to rearrange their plans and relocate to accommodate someone else. Who, on the other hand, did the Red Devils fail to sign? What’s more, who did they replace them with? Ronaldinho was one of the…

Aubameyang’s father is an AC Milan scout, and his brothers have also played for the Serie A giants. He could have signed for Newcastle. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a big hit in front of goal for Arsenal since his arrival. The 31-year-old striker comes from a footballing family; his father was an African legend, and his brothers are still active players. Despite representing Gabon, he was raised in Milan, where his father is a Rossoneri scout. If Alan Pardew had his way, Aubameyang would have worn Newcastle’s black and white. Allow SunSport to introduce you to Arsenal’s star player’s untold…

There were six amazing moves that never happened after Thomas Muller’s transfer to Manchester United was stopped by his wife, Wags. FOOTBALLERS are constantly on the road, and their families must relocate as well. Some will even be forced to relocate to foreign shores where they are unfamiliar. Jack Rodwell just signed with Western Sydney Wanderers, a move he says was influenced by his Australian wife. But what about Wags who have sabotaged the transfers of their partners? Here are six couples who were told by their other halves to stay put. Thomas Muller’s wife Lisa got in the way…

From pranking Bayern Munich teammates to playing around with his horse, Dave, Thomas Muller is football’s funniest man. STAND UP for football’s funniest player… Thomas Muller makes us chuckle when he isn’t scoring goals for Bayern Munich. Muller, 30, signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern last year, keeping him at the club until 2023. He went on to win the Champions League with Bayern, defeating PSG 1-0 in the final, just a few months after signing the deal. Muller announced the following after signing the new contract: “For me, this club is more than just another employer. It’s something…

Meet Faiq Bolkiah, the world’s wealthiest footballer, heir to a £13 billion fortune inherited from his uncle, Sultan of Brunei. MEET Faiq Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei’s nephew, who is the world’s richest footballer. Following an unsuccessful spell with Leicester City on our shores, Faiq Bolkiah, 23, now plays for Maritimo in Portugal. The talented winger is one of Hassanal Bolkiah’s £13 billion fortune’s heirs. Bolkiah is now the wealthiest living footballer, surpassing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Faiq is a member of the royal family because his father is Jefri Bolkiah, an oil magnate’s brother. Faiq,…

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