How Brazil Legend Ze Roberto Maintains Peak Physique at 47

Ze Roberto
Brazil Legend Ze Roberto now a fitness guru

For a footballer in his late forties, Ze Roberto has truly gone above and beyond in creating the perfect physique any athlete would dream of. 

At 47 years of age, the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star – who also played alongside Ronaldo and Ronaldinho at international level with Brazil – is showing age is no object towards achieving your goals.

Since hanging his boots, he became a personal trainer and defies logic with his ripped physique, although he was clearly keen on his fitness having only retired from football four years ago.

But what are the secrets to his success these days?

“I have no vices. I don’t drink alcoholic beverages, I don’t smoke, I eat very well, I sleep well. I have my family, which is my greatest security. I think those are important factors to reach the age I reached and still continue playing at a high level.” Ze Roberto said in an interview. 

Ze Roberto also believes he boasts a better physique than Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has set the benchmark for footballers fitness levels during his glittering career.

However, he wouldn’t put it past the Portugal captain and top scoring international footballer of all time to overtake him.

Ronaldo has now taken steps to improve his fitness by installing a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) machine at his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

The specially designed chamber will reportedly allow Ronaldo to repair damaged tissue quicker using pure oxygen delivered at an elevated atmospheric level.

Ze Roberto began his career as an attacking left-back and then attacking midfielder, but enjoyed a run in Brazil’s national side as a holding midfielder.

He ended up playing 84 times for his country and was part of the 1998 and 2006 World Cup squads.

Having spent his career in Europe at Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Hamburg, his last club was Palmeiras in his homeland in 2017.