Can you believe it? Arguably the Barclays Premier League’s best footballer and current top goalscorer Sergio Aguero of Manchester City Football Club revealed that his latest vegetarian diet had helped him recover from his injuries and stay fitter and stronger as a result.
This is almost the highest profile endorsement right now of the benefits of ditching our meat, from one of the best footballers in the whole world, coming from a country whose diet is laden with meat, and in an industry with deep-rooted beliefs that meat consumption is essential in achieving optimal fitness and strength.
No wonder Aguero looked absolutely revitalised with clinical precision in his finishing since coming back from his injuries mid-season. With currently 25 goals in 31 league appearances, he is set to win the Golden Boot for scoring the highest number of goals in the Premier League this season. Take a bow, Sergio!
Despite being vastly outnumbered, there are currently some very interesting vegetarian/vegan connections in the football world, including:
- Everton captain Phil Jagielka (who’s vegan during the season)
- Everton chairman Bill Kenwright (veggie) and his spouse Jenny Seagrove (veggie)
- former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville (veggie)
- former Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Reading striker Jason Roberts (vegan during the season)
- former Everton and Swansea City player Neil Robinson (vegan since 1980’s)
- former Crawley Town and Fleetwood Town player Dean Howell (vegan), who now owns Revolution Foods
- Forest Green Rovers (only football club serving veggie meals only), whose owner Dale Vince is a staunch vegan
Hopefully with striker extraordinaire Aguero leading the line for the vegetarian movement in addition to his current club Manchester City, more professional athletes will see from a health fitness perspective how amazing it can be to live without meat and hence follow suit.
Who knows? We might bump into Sergio one day at Vegfest!
from Vegfest UK