Ranking the Strongest 15 Players in World Football

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Ranking the Strongest 15 Players in World Football
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Strength is not the most important attribute in modern football, that much is true. But, on a cold wet Wednesday night against a Tony Pulis-inspired Stoke side at the Britannia, would you rather have Adebayo Akinfenwa or Lionel Messi by your side as you fight for Premier League survival?

You'd still take Messi? Well, that's your prerogative, but the simple fact is the former would almost certainly win you the game with a monstrous demonstration of physicality. Okay, maybe that's not entirely true. 

While that may be said in jest, strength should never be under-appreciated as an asset in football and in recent years we have seen some truly giant players excel due to a combination of extreme power and impressive technique.

Here at Bleacher Report, we thought it would be a good idea to salute some of these footballing goliaths and thus, over the next few pages, we attempt to rank some of the strongest players in the game at the present time.

Whether you agree or disagree with the rankings, feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. We do, though, advise you do not tell any of the players featured to their face should you disagree with their inclusion. It's for your own safety.


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