They say that if something is too boring, it can feel like it will last forever. But if something is really interesting, you could end up dabbling in it for 416 years. That was the case for Pawel Sicinski, who now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest Football Manager game – 416 years and 134 days.
According to Guinness World Records, Sicinski started his Football Manager 2018 record on January 4, 2018 and continued until May 18, 2434, with only 260 days left. In that period, he played over 460 seasons, playing 22,300 football matches, scoring 58,900 goals in all competitions, resulting in him winning a total of 1,258 trophies.
The previous record holder was Sepp Hedel, who worked 1,940 hours in the real world and watched 333 seasons. He also scored 42,672 goals, winning 258 league titles, 729 cup competitions and a total of 1,028 awards.
It is clear from the achievements of Sicinski and Hedel that Football Manager has created the perfect little niche for itself and is in no real risk of being dethroned like the football simulator, as there is simply no competition worth noting. However, developers may have to improve their game as there is another football management simulator on the horizon, and it is from one of the best players in the world.
In November last year, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski announced that Football Coach: The Game. It is the debut game from Lewa’s own RL9sport studio. “I’m part of this generation that spent most of their time outside, playing with the ball, but also got into video games,” the prolific forward said at the time. “One day when I was playing with my friends, I had this idea: what if I made my own game and showed what my behind-the-scenes work is like?”
But the title will put a new twist on the football management simulation genre, adding RPG elements to it – apparently an idea by Lewandowski himself. The manager would have different classes like Fan Favorite, Football Legend, Analytics Master, etc.
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