25. Adebayo Akinfenwa
This man is one of the most unusual soccer players on the planet. First of all, his body is like a bodybuilder’s. In short, his nickname is ‘The Beast’ for a good reason. Akinfenwa’s muscular physique has brought him cult hero status. Then his fame reached such levels that the FIFA videogame series made him their strongest player.
But Akinfenwa actually hasn’t played at the highest level. Despite this, he’s still a very popular public figure. Most of the 37-year-olds wealth has come from sponsorships. Akinfenwa reportedly can bench press 440 lbs, almost double his own body weight.