England-based Nigerian-born bulky striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa has lost his status as the world’s strongest football player to Frankfurt Eintracht of Germany star, striker Sebastien Haller.
Footballlive.ng learnt that, where Akinfenwa dropped points in the latest chart, Haller has been boosted to 98 strength, thereby overtaking the Wycombe Wanderers forward.
Before losing top spot, Akinfenwa rode on the ‘strongest’ tag to become globally famous, with over one million followers on Instagram, with fans noting that ‘The Beast’ has immense energy and strength.
Despite his size, Akinfenwa kept going well on the football pitch, with remarkably surprising speed and goals instinct, with his energy helping him to emerge the strongest player in multiple versions of FIFA’s fantasy virtual.
He was the strongest player on FIFA 19 Ultimate Team with 97 strength, but he fell in the Winter Upgrades and his spot has been taken by Haller, who romps up from a 78 overall to 81.
Haller’s 91 strength stat increased to 98, beating Akinfenwa by one, as well as 86 jumping, 82 heading, 80 ball control, 82 volleys, 80 finishing and 77 sprint speed.
While the Frenchman gets top spot for the first time, Akinfenwa had been the strongest player in every edition of the game since FIFA 12 – that’s seven years of dominance.
Akinfenwa, though, did share his number one spot once in FIFA 13 with Dickson Choto, who was then with Legia Warsaw of Poland.