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Eat For Goals! Football Heroes' Healthy Recipes

July 18, 2010
By Robin Hackett

It's fair to say footballers' diets, in England at least, have come a long way over the last couple of decades.

Brian Clough famously ordered his Nottingham Forest team to get drunk - not tipsy, drunk - the night before the 1979 League Cup final against Southampton. England captain Rio Ferdinand, speaking in September, said Fabio Capello's current team would "batter" the semi-finalists of Italia '90 because they'd be out of breath by the 60th minute, "sweating beer".
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