Tom Brady: how a legend is built

Diet, training and curiosity behind the champion

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Tom Brady: how a legend is built

As teased by ESPN's Adam Schefter, Tom Brady retired after 22 seasons and a record 7 Super Bowl wins, at 44 year-old. Married to super supermodel Gisele Bundchen, the most famous quarterback of all time has created a real empire around him.

Let's discover all the curiosities. From 2004 to 2006 Tom Brady had a relationship with actress and model Bridget Moynahan, with whom he had a son, born in 2007. Brady later met super supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The couple got married on February 26, 2009.

The two had two children, Benjamin Rein and Vivian Lake. Workouts are a fundamental part of an athlete's life if he wants to be the best up to 44 year-old. Tom, for example, trains on the beach, taking advantage of the additional difficulties given by the sand, uses weights, machines and bodyweight exercises.

An important part of his fitness is Interval training, based on alternating sets and repetitions and recovery periods. Brady also talked about his diet: "My diet is a mix of Eastern and Western philosophies. Some of these have been around for thousands of years.

It may seem restrictive to some people, but it is unnatural for me to eat otherwise." In general, according to some information, he does not eat fruit, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and does not drink coffee, in addition he uses only pink salt.

A diet low in acid substances.

The carreer

In the eighteen seasons that Brady has been a starter for a significant number of games, he has reached the Super Bowl on nine occasions with the Patriots (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI, LII and LIII), winning six ( XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI and LIII) and once with the Buccaneers (LV, won).

He was also named a record five-time Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV), was called up for fourteen Pro Bowl, held the NFL record for most touchdown passes thrown in a single season between 2007 and 2013 and has the third highest career passer rating of all time (97.2) among players with at least 1,500 passes attempted.

Brady also helped set the NFL record for most streak in a franchise with 21 over two seasons (2003–04) and in 2007 led New England to play its first (and so far only) regular season without. losses since the number of seasonal games was increased from 14 to 16.

In the playoffs he threw more yards and touchdowns than any other quarterback and won more games than any other player in history (his record is 30 wins and 10 losses). Brady and Joe Montana are the only two players in NFL history to have won both the NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP titles more than once in their careers.

In fact, the Patriots quarterback has been named best player of the league three times: in 2007, in 2010 (becoming the first player in history to win the MVP title with a unanimous verdict) and in 2017. Brady is also the only quarterback to have led his team to ten Super Bowls (reached nine times with the Patriots and once with the Buccaneers).

In 2005 and 2021 he was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, while he won The Sporting News Sportsman of the Year award in 2004 and 2007, the year in which he was also named Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press (first NFL player to receive this award from Montana in 1990).

Evaluating his physical qualities and great performance in competition, many experts consider him the strongest football player in history.

Tom Brady