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Adebayo Akinfenwa earns Guinness World Record for FIFA game series

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It's become official! Well... sort of.

Adebayo Akinfenwa, also known as 'The Beast', has been officially recognised for being the strongest player in world football by the Guinness World Records.

That is, in the FIFA video game series.

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The current AFC Wimbledon striker was officially named the strongest footballer in the FIFA video game series after he set the record after accruing the highest average strength rating of 97.6 in FIFA 12 (97), FIFA 13 (99), FIFA 14 (97) and FIFA 16 (98).

The Wimbledon striker's 98 rating in the most recent game is two more than his closest contender - Dynamo Moscow's Christopher Samba.

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The 33 year-old, who collected the award last week, said: "People talk about size, but my stats speak for themselves," as reported by the Evening Standard.

He added: "There ain't anybody stronger than me out there!"

Stephen Daultrey, editor of the Guinness World Record's Gamer Edition, also commented on the feat and praised the current League Two player for helping to put lesser-known players on the map.

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."

He went on to further add "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".

Akinfenwa hasn't been shy of trying in attempting to break more world records, however was less successful trying to build the quickest Mr Potato Head, the tallest Lego tower in one minute - which he narrowly missed out on by seven bricks - and striving to score the quickest goal against the computer on FIFA 16.

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AFC Wimbledon
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