The strongest footballer in the world according to the world football governing body, FIFA, is a Nigerian.
Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa (born 10 May 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Wycombe wanderers.
He is known for his physical strength and heavy build. His hulking frame has not always been a blessing, however, and often proved a burden in his childhood time. Big from an early age, the result of Nigerian Yoruba heritage and a childhood of starchy food made Akinfenwa struggled to get people to see past his size.
But who is the man they call "The Beast"? He runs a clothing label called Beast Mode On which plays on his strong man reputation. Here are 10 things you may not know about the 37-year-old AFC Wimbledon striker.
He weighs 16 stone
Akinfenwa is 5ft 11in but he weighs in at a mighty 16 stone, or 102kg.
He says he has always been a "naturally big guy", and has even struggled to get football teams to take him seriously.
"People said I'm too big to play football," he said. "One hundred goals later, I'm not. There are no limitations to what you want to do."
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