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Football Manager Addict Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Ever Game

Football Manager Addict Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Ever Game

This lad has only broke the Guinness World Record for the longest Football Manager game.

Introducing Seb Keenan.

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Goes without saying, Keenan, 26, is a Football Manager addict. The Oxford-native has played out a staggering 170 (!!) seasons on Football Manager 2010.

Keenan with his certificate.

From managing Bristol City, Queens Park Rangers to Real Madrid and, of course, his beloved Oxford United. Not to mention splitting up with his long-term girlfriend, in real life that is.

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But where did the addiction begin?

Well, during university, obviously. Seb started getting hooked on the game while studying at Newcastle Uni.

From seven hour stints during his education to playing after he gets home from work.

And he's thrilled with the achievement who's become a somewhat local hero in his office.

"It feels great. Friends have dubbed it the 'greatest achievement any of us will ever have', screams of 'legend' have been heard as I enter the office, and the response from Oxford United has been particularly pleasing," he told Daily Mail.

Keenan on the grind.

"I'm hoping to get a walk-on and half-time announcement, if nothing else. My Dad is very proud, it's probably quite concerning as he's said it's the best thing I am going to be able to achieve.

The only time Seb, who plies his trade as a digital content strategist, was unable to play for a long duration was because of his girlfriend. Though they are no longer together.

"We're not together anymore. Needless to say it's not the most endearing of games to play while in a relationship.

"An Ebbsfleet v Grimsby FA Cup Final in the fictional year of 2120 hardly screams romance.

"She's not aware yet [about the record]. Nowadays I'll play after work for an hour or so and at weekends if I'm not going out.

He recalls his first major breakthrough. Reaching the pinnacle with Huddersfield Town which included playing in the Premier League to winning the Champions League.

"My first major time investment in a team as manager was Huddersfield. I got them into the Premier League and won the Champions League.

"After that I did 25 years with Queen's Park Rangers, had the new Real Madrid Stadium named after me before settling in for a 30-season stint with Barcelona (via an ill-fated mess at Bristol City).

Seb added: "I've vowed to myself it's the only game of Football Manager I'll ever play. Once I'm finally finished, I couldn't bring myself to start again."

Seb will go down in Football Manager folklore.

Topics: Football Manager

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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