English professional footballer who plays as a striker for AFC Wimbledon, Adebayo Akinfenwa, nicknamed “The Beast” who is known for his physical strength and heavy build, has been officially recognised for being the strongest player in world football by the Guinness World Records.
He visited the Guinness World Records headquarters in London where he was presented with an official certificate for his title “Strongest player in the FIFA videogame series.”
The record was based upon the FIFA videogame titles, FIFA 12 (strength rating 97), FIFA 13 (99), FIFA 14 (97) and FIFA 16 (98), accruing an average strength rating of 97.6.
In the most recent iteration, experts had graded Akinfenwa’s strength stats at 98 out of 99, two more than Dinamo Moskva’s Christopher Samba.
Commenting on his award, the professional footballer said: “People talk about size, but my stats speak for themselves…There aint nobody stronger than me out there!”
Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, Stephen Daultrey said: “Very few footballers repeatedly top-score in FIFA ratings unless they’re Messi or Ronaldo, so it’s fantastic that a lower-league English player has been recognised by experts as the highest-strength player on four occasions.
Akinfenwa has become a real cult star off the back of his presence in FIFA. With his unconventional footballing physique and playing style, it’s very likely that Akinfenwa is the strongest pound-for-pound pro currently in the game – just as FIFA repeatedly claims.”