When you think about top male athletes, the first image that likely springs to mind is that of a super-fit sportsman like Rafael Nadal or Kobe Bryant. Top athletes’ fitness routines are published in magazines alongside editorial spreads showing off their sculptured and toned bodies. That said, in the end, the way an athlete performs on the field or court is far more important to their legacy as a first-rate sports star than how they look or what they eat. In some cases, exceptional athletes have gone on to excel in certain sports despite their hulking physical sizes and struggles to keep the weight off. Here’s a look at ten of the fattest top-flight sportsmen who went on to achieve sometimes great things.