Hungary striker mocked for chubby appearance at Euro 2024

By Minh Khang   June 17, 2024 | 12:28 am PT
Striker Martin Adam garnered attention when he came on as a substitute in the match between Switzerland and Hungary in Euro 2024 with a chubby look and a big belly.

Adam came on in the 79th minute to replace midfielder Milos Kerkez on Saturday night (Hanoi time). The Hungary striker immediately caught people's eyes and became a topic on social media with his chubby appearance, which is rare among professional footballers still playing, especially in a top tournament like the Euros.

"This guy must drink a lot. He has a genuine beer belly," one person commented. Some said that Adam's physique is more suitable for sports like wrestling or rugby than football. After the match, people went online to find out more about the striker, Fanzword reported.

A screenshot of Martin Adam at the Euro match between Hungary and Switzerland on June 15, 2024

A screenshot of Martin Adam at the Euro match between Hungary and Switzerland on June 15, 2024.

Adam was born in 1994 and is considered one of Hungary's best strikers over the past decade. He currently plays for South Korean club Ulsan Huyndai, scoring nine goals in 20 appearances this season. Adam joined Ulsan in the summer of 2022 for nearly $1.3 million. In total, he has scored 24 goals in 67 matches for the South Korean club.

Adam started his career with Hungarian club Vasas. He scored 31 goals for them from 2013 to 2019. He then joined Kaposvar, scoring 14 goals for this club from 2019 to 2020. The peak of Adam's career was with Paksi (2020-2022) when he scored 39 goals in 60 games.

He debuted for the Hungary national football team in 2022 and has played 21 matches, scoring three goals.

Back to Euro 2024, Hungary lost 1-3 to Switzerland on Saturday. With this result, Hungary are third in group A, with zero points as Scotland but conceded less. The 5-1 ictory over Scotland in the opening match helped the host Germany top the group with three points as Switzerland but with a better goal difference.

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