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Football Fan Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Ever Football Manager Save

Football Fan Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Ever Football Manager Save

A new record for the longest ever Football Manager game has been set, with Sepp Hedel from Germany going into the books after completing a whopping 333 seasons.

Sepp started his career in December 2017 when he was away working in Africa and played the majority of his game.

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Despite not playing as much when he returned to Germany and was only really at home in his imaginary dugout at weekends, Sepp went on to rack up an insane 1,940 hours of actual playing time on Football Manager 2017 without simulation or in-game vacations.

Image: Guinness World Record
Image: Guinness World Record

He managed FC United, Bengaluru FC and Hereford FC across 333 seasons, playing 15,768 games and winning 11,217 to give him a 71% win ratio.

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His teams scored 42,672 goals and conceded 15,563, while Sepp's managerial record saw him lift a ridiculous 987 trophies (729 cups and 258 league titles) as well as ten promotions and 1,028 individual awards.

You might refer to him as a bit of a cheque-book manager given he signed 684 players for a combined total of £9.41 bn but was also a prolific seller, recouping £8.65 bn from 491 player sales.

Regen Fernando Robles was his MVP, scoring 427 times in 587 games under the tutelage of Sepp.

Image: Guinness World Record
Image: Guinness World Record

Reflecting on his achievements, Sepp said: "My favourite part of the game was to develop smaller clubs, so I started with FC United of Manchester who had their first Premier League win in 2037 after six second places! That was a special moment.

"After 50 years in Manchester I had won everything, so I decided to try something new and signed with Bengaluru FC of India. This was a totally different style of play. You don't get millions due to advertising and TV rights, and you can't sign more than four foreign players, so I developed young players to achieve my goals.

"Eventually I returned to the Premier League with Hereford FC in 2277. However, I realized how insanely strong I developed FC United and it was even harder to beat my former club, but I finally managed to in 2289.

"I think the first win against the big clubs Manchester City and Manchester United with FC United of Manchester was very special. Of course, the first Premier League title and the first win of the UEFA Champions League against Atletico Madrid in 2037 was also a big deal too.

"Furthermore, to build the biggest stadium in India - the Hedel-Arena with 86,250 seats in 2257 - and to reach the AFC Champions League semi-final 2075, 2246 and 2255, were all great achievements for an Indian club."

Sepp is now the proud owner of a Guinness World Record, having beaten the previous efforts of Michal Leniec, a 38-year-old man from Poland, who managed for 221 seasons and claimed the award in December 2018.

Three months before that, Seb Keenan from Oxford was the biggest FM addict after playing out 170 seasons.

Topics: Football News, Football Manager, Sepp Hedel

Josh Lawless

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