The Guinness World Record for the longest single game of Football Manager has been broken.
Sepp Hedel, from Germany, played an incredible 333 seasons – equating to an incredible 1,940 hours of real-life gameplay.
The previous record was held by Poland’s Michael Leniec, who oversaw 221 campaigns in 2017.
Hedel, whose first season started in December 2017, told guinnessworldrecords.com: “The majority of
the in-game years I played in Africa. When you are far away from home you don’t have much impact on what’s going on at home.
“I’ve played Football Manager since 2015, so it was something familiar and the game helped me to distract and keep occupied.
“The game always challenges you and I always developed new goals, so in-game vacation was not an option. You do not win the UEFA Champions League while chilling on the beach.”
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Hedel has managed three different clubs during his 333-year career.
He added: “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.
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“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 realised how insanely strong I developed FC United and it was even harder to beat my former club, but I finally managed to in 2289.
“Since every club was unique, I do not have a favourite. But shout out to Hereford FC.”