Everyday questions of diet and nutrition are vital factors for top footballers and all professional sportspeople. Stars such as Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry can’t simply tuck into whatever takes their fancy. To stay fit and in peak condition, they have to watch what they eat, so a healthy, balanced diet is all part and parcel of life at the top.

However, that didn’t stop FIFA TV and FIFA.com probing a little more deeply and discovering what the star players count as their favourite food. Watch our Video of the Week and find out what really sets three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Messi’s taste-buds racing. We also hear from former France figurehead Henry and other international greats as they reveal the dishes they yearn for on special occasions.

So see for yourself what the top players prefer when it comes to delicious, mouth-watering food – and bon appetit with our unusual and quirky Video of the Week