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5 world-class football players who are 100% Vegan

Ninad Singh
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#4 Jermain Defoe - AFC Bournemouth

The Bournemouth star has been a vegan for a very long time.
The Bournemouth star has been a vegan for a very long time.

The English striker is just six short of becoming one of the only few players with 500 appearances in the Premier League and is also the 7th highest goalscorer in the competition's history.

Known briefly for his time with Tottenham Hotspur in the mid-2000s, Defoe is surely one of the great poachers that we remember as Premier League fans. The fact that even at the age of 36 the Englishmen continues to perform is something we need to take note of.

However, the English striker did switch to a plant-based diet earlier in his career and has credited his vegan nutrition to play an extremely important role in avoiding muscle injuries.

In addition, Defoe has also stated that his nutritional plan is something that does not give him the thought of retiring any time soon. Defoe is also one of the only few English players, along with Fabian Delph to follow this particular diet.

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