Adebayo Akinfenwa vs Raheem Sterling: Tale of the tape as 'strongest footballer in the world' prepares for Liverpool visit

The AFC Wimbledon striker could bench press three Sterlings

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AFC Wimbledon take on Liverpool tonight in a game billed as Jack vs the Giant.

However, it is the League Two side that can boast a giant amongst their ranks in the shape of Adebayo Akinfenwa, a player recognised as the 'strongest footballer in the world'.

The 16-stone striker was given the title of the strongest by EA, whose FIFA 15 game based on real world statistics ranks him as the toughest player there is.

Ina show of that strength Akinfenwa has even boasted in the past that he can bench-press 180kg - a weight equivalent to almost three Raheem Sterlings.

So ahead of tonight's FA Cup third round tie, we match up the two sides' strikers...

ADEBAYO AKINFENWA vs RAHEEM STERLING

32 AGE 20

6ft 1in HEIGHT 5ft 6in

86.17kg WEIGHT 67.57kg

11 CLUBS PLAYED FOR 1

London, England PLACE OF BIRTH Kingston, Jamaica

97 FIFA STATS - STRENGTH 67

45 FIFA STATS - ACCELERATION 94

41 FIFA STATS - AGILITY 88

59 FIFA STATS - AGGRESSION 34

54 FIFA STATS - SPRINT SPEED 92

9 GOALS THIS SEASON 6

 

Speaking ahead of the match, Akinfenwa revealed how excited he was about tonight's match.

"It's the biggest game, there is no bigger," the 32-year-old told the BBC.

"I am a Liverpool supporter so even if I played in the Champions League final, this would be the biggest game."

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