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FIFA 18: The reason why Adebayo Akinfenwa is guaranteed to be the strongest player on the game again

George Elokobi's move to Leyton Orient means the game's second strongest player won't feature on FIFA 18

Every FIFA player will know there’s usually only one man in the frame when it comes to the game’s strongest player.

Adebayo Akinfenwa has become possible more well known in popular culture for his ridiculous strength, though we shouldn’t discount that the big man also bags a few goals every year.

The Wycombe striker’s Beast Mode has become a huge hit for FIFA fans, and here’s the better news – he’s likely to stay in the top spot for another season.


A lot gets made of who will be the strongest player on FIFA each year, and Akinfenwa is almost certainly going to be top of the pile when FIFA 18 is released following George Elokobi’s transfer to Leyton Orient.

Adebayo Akinfenwa – set Beast Mode to ‘On’

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Adebayo Akinfenwa – set Beast Mode to ‘On’

Elokobi was the second strongest player on FIFA 17, but the former Colchester defender’s move to Orient means he will not feature on the game after the O’s relegation to the National League.

The fifth tier of English football doesn’t feature on the EA Sports game, and Elokobi hasn’t been handed been handed an international cap by his native Cameroon, meaning that Akinfenwa will surely have a clear run at the strongest player title.

That is not natural, George

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That is not natural, George

The third strongest player on FIFA 17 was Seattle Sounders’ Roman Torres, while Lens’ Abdoul Ba also had a 95 strength rating.

That’s a full three points off Akinfenwa, though there could be some competition from Newcastle’s new French defender Florian Lejeune.

Lejeune recorded a strength score of 96 on his UT card, and he may receive a handy boost after moving to the Premier League.

However, given the cult hero status of Akinfenwa on the game, and how much EA used the striker’s strength to market the game this year, we’d be very surprised to see his name not on the top of the strength charts.

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