Tim Wiese Has Been Turned from Germany Goalkeeper into Bodybuilder

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 2, 2014

Hoffenheim goalkeeper Tim Wiese reacts after he receives the first goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1899 Hoffenheim in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) NO MOBILE USE UNTIL 2 HOURS AFTER THE MATCH, WEBSITE USERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLY WITH DFL-RESTRICTIONS, SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DETAILS
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Tim Wiese was in Germany's World Cup squad for the 2010 tournament. As Germany announce their squad for this time around, four years on, pictures of the German have emerged, and they show a fairly enormous transition.

Wiese left football in January this year after falling out of favour at Hoffenheim. 

Update: Sept. 16 at 5:15 p.m. ET

It looks like Wiese may be looking at using his muscular body to pursue a new career.

Wiese told German tabloid Bild that he could try a different sport: "I have an official enquiry from the WWE. It’s about working for them as a wrestler. I will listen. I don’t s*** my pants. Why should I immediately say no? Wrestling is very popular, especially in the [United] States. I will go through the enquiry with my agent next week."

[h/t UPROXX]

--End of Update--

Since then, he has been bodybuilding:

Tim Wiese looks very different. pic.twitter.com/BkUErHJ5Cs

— Bundesliga Spotlight (@BundesligaSpot) June 1, 2014

It's a remarkable change, as the pictures show:

Kein Witz - Der Mann links auf dem Bild ist kein Wrestler aus den 90er Jahren, sonder Ex-Nationalkeeper Tim Wiese. pic.twitter.com/6BdwZ3RRmw

— Sven (@Sven_me) May 31, 2014

But this image might be our favourite of the lot:

#TimWiese: endlich ein neuer Verein. pic.twitter.com/NHTmseH1Yz

— Konstantin Kiy (@KonstantinKiy) June 2, 2014

[h/t Metro