Adebayo Akinfenwa admits EA's FIFA has changed his life

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Adebayo Akinfenwa isn't like your everyday League Two football player. The AFC Wimbledon striker - nicknamed The Beast - has quite the following.

The 33-year-old, who has starred for the likes of Torquay United, Northampton Town and Swansea City throughout his playing career, has scored goals at near enough every club he has played for. 

While his on-pitch displays have been admired by his supporters for many years, it's EA's FIFA video game series that has really taken his career to the next level. 


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That's right, Akinfenwa has built up quite the reputation in the gaming world. Now, speaking to 5 live Sport's 'The Beautiful Gamers', the robust striker has admitted that the video game has provided him with a Premier League status. 

Akinfenwa may have never stepped foot in England's elite division, but that hasn't stopped his rapid and remarkable rise away from the field of play. 

Akinfenwa speaks out

"It's allowed me to have a Premiership status in the lower leagues," he told 5 live Sport's 'The Beautiful Gamers'. "That's what FIFA's done and social media."

But fame isn't everything; the AFC Wimbledon ace has insisted that he would have still scored the goals he has throughout his stint in the lower leagues. 

He continued by saying: "My career still stays the same. I still would have played in the lower leagues and I still would have scored the goals that I scored.

"It's just given me a bigger profile outside of football."

With five league goals for AFC Wimbledon so far this season, Akinfenwa still appears to be contributing to the cause. His side currently sit in eighth position in the division and take on Yeovil Town tomorrow afternoon. 

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