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Adebayo Akinfenwa is big in soccer thanks to video game
Adebayo Akinfenwa is big in soccer thanks to video game

When Adebayo Akinfenwa was growing up in central London, he dreamed of playing professional soccer. Problem was he never stopped growing, eventually developing a body the same size and shape of a Coke machine. But he refused to let his body outgrow his dream. "I was told from a young age, 'You're too big to play football,' " he said. "My mind-set was, 'There's nobody that can tell me that I can't achieve what I want to do.' That defiance came from very young. "I wouldn't say that I set out to be different. My mind-set was, 'Look, I want to play football.' " That determination would lead to 14 professional...

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