Who’s Soccer Legs Are These?

I’ll give you a few clues. He’s from the Boston area. He plays in France. He was in a major car accident a year ago. He’s famous for his stanky legg celebration…and these soccer legs are from an American soccer player and not some European star. Yeah, the picture above in the U.S. number 9 jersey and all probably gives it away…

Pretty easy, right? Yes, believe it or not these are the legs of none other than Charlie Davies. Yes, the same Davies who was nearly killed a year ago when he was involved in the car accident that left him with a huge scar on the top of his head. Yes, the same Davies who missed out on the 2010 World Cup due to the injuries from the accident. But, from this picture, it looks like he’s well on his way to regaining his full strength and most likely speed, which was a crucial aspect of Davies’ game.

Charlie Davies has some strong thighs muscles, or what you might call, “soccer legs”.

Charlie Davies Soccer Legs

Stuart Holden posted this picture on his Twitter feed, calling Davies a freak.

How did Charlie Davies get legs like these? For one it has a lot to do with genetics, but it also has a lot to do with just playing the game of soccer constantly, meaning running up and down the pitch.

I’m sure there is some soccer related weight training going on here too, especially just after the accident, when Davies was doing rehab, but the best way to get soccer legs is to just play a lot of soccer. Practice and more practice on the soccer field builds strength in your legs.

What’s funny, is that so many people wish they had soccer legs like these. And not just soccer players. When we look at the stats for this website, for instance, we constantly see searchers trying to learn more about how they can get soccer legs like Cristiano Ronaldo.