Adebayo Akinfenwa is one of the strongest players in the world who became famous largely due to KSI. He’s 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 242 pounds and can lift almost 420 pounds. He’s a striker for the Wycombe Wanderers in League One, earning £8,000 per month! Akinfenwa is widely considered the strongest player in the world. He believes, “my strength is my greatest skill. In football, nobody’s stronger. Only one person can even come close to touching me. My mom. She’s tiny but she beats me every time.”
His nickname is ‘the Beast’ due to his muscles. In FIFA 17, he was named the strongest footballer in the world and in FIFA 18 his card listed a strength of 99, which gave him a chance to reveal the secrets to his success. “I’m very honoured, I’d like to thank my parents God and chicken. They’re the ones that have helped me to make it so far in life.”
In England, he’s a celebrity and even put out an autobiography with a preface written by Steven Gerrard. Aside from his enormous stature, he’s also known for his great sense of humour. Being a Liverpool fan, he publicly threatened Sergio Ramos as a joke on YouTube.
On the other hand, he doesn’t joke around when it comes to chicken. “I saw you guys were clamouring to see me sent up to Chelsea. I’m flattered but I’ve heard chicken isn’t allowed under their train. Sorry, but for me, that’s not gonna work.” Even when opposing fans make fun of an Akinfenwa for his size, he jokes about it. “My favourite song is ‘You’re nothing but a fat Eddie Murphy’. Kills me every time though I would have preferred you are nothing but a muscly Eddie Murphy.”
Akinfenwa is an unusually inspiring player who had to get past his distinctive size in order to go pro. People said he too big to play football but 100 goals later he has proved all the doubters wrong. Since 2008, he’s played in 463 professional games and scored 145 goals. The story of Akinfenwa has now proved that in life anything is possible!