Fattest Soccer Player of all Time?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by greenbill, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. greenbill

    greenbill New Member

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    As a counter to the "buffest player" thread I saw in this forum...who do you think the fattest player of all time is?

    Here's my vote:

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    Welsh keeper Neville Southall


  2. eamonmcg

    eamonmcg New Member

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    Ronaldo is pretty fat now
  3. 655321

    655321 New Member

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    I think there could be a run off vote between Neville Southhall and big Jan "the Man" Molby. I can't find any picture on google to do it justice, but I'm sure someone has one somewhere...
  4. El CHarro_NEgro....

    El CHarro_NEgro.... Member

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    I remember a report of Foxsports about a 120kg goal keeper at Brazilian thrid division. The man did some awesome plays!


  5. greenbill

    greenbill New Member

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    Absolutely! I was about to post the same thing because I just remembered him from Liverpool circa 1992. I can remember John Motson exclaiming during a match something along the lines that Jan Molby "was in his own little world in the center circle". Funny! Someone will eventually find a picture...
  6. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

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    Willie 'Fatty' Foulkes

    Played for Chelsea.
    6'3" and over 22 stones (that's 300+lbs for the US'ers here and 136+kg for the continental types).
  7. Dave Brother

    Dave Brother New Member

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    How about Tony "Now That's a Biga Meatball" Meola? He never met a doughnut he didn't like-especially when they're flying in from the north end of RFK. ;)
  8. Soccerfever

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    At the moment,I can see that Fabrizio Micoli is fat!Plus,he's a striker!
  9. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

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    I've seen pictures of that guy. A true leviathan. He looked like he could've eaten Neville Southall. Can't get a decent picture to post off google, though.
  10. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

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    Yeah, I've been trying too.
    There's a great photo of him (with the rest of the team - y'know, a squad type photo) in the entrance of the National Football Museum in Preston (or at least there was a couple of years ago).
    It takes up a whole wall.

    It must have been the specifically designed 'pie diet' that nowadays gets unfairly ignored. Although Matt LeTissier seemed to give it a go towards the end.
  11. BadReligion

    BadReligion New Member

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    What about Ferenc Puskas? He's way before young Badsy here's time, but the old man has told me some stories of a fat hungarian who played for Real Madrid..
  12. RiverhoundsRule

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  13. Americano e Orgulho

    Americano e Orgulho New Member

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  14. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

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    Aah yes, there here is (thanks researchers).
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    Was looking for the squad photo but this is good.
    Wonder if the defence argued with him if he went off on a Schmeichel-esque rant?
  15. 655321

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    Here's Jan Molby's face...gives you a good idea of the girth below...


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  16. AShotByBalboa

    AShotByBalboa New Member

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    Stan "The Pizza Man" Stamenkovic
  17. Sinter

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    i think "fatty" foulkes takes the cake :)
  18. canzano55

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    Maradonna??
  19. 1953 4-2-4

    1953 4-2-4 Red Card

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    Wow, from the articles on Foulkes:

    Stamford Bridge was the first ground to employ ball boys – these were mainly employed in order to help out Willie.

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    Ballboys are invented because of him and he retires as a circus sideshow act.

    Talk about a career for the ages!

    Puskas:
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  20. comme

    comme Moderator Staff Member

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    Well the obvious two Foulkes and Puskas have been mentioned.

    I believe when England played Hungary in 1953 and were beaten 6-3 Stan Mortenson said to Stan Matthews "We'll have no trouble here, look at the little fat one" in reference to Puskas.
  21. Boro_lad

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    neville southall is a damn legend, and also one of the best keepers of his time, even if he is a fat bastard
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    "Does this jersey make me look gay?"
  24. Boro_lad

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    "Yes it IS a diet coke!"

    :::sits down and chuckles to himself:::

    "its really a glass of fat, and im a fat twat"
  25. Boro_lad

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    wow s************s gets stared out... how sad

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