The talented Mr. Manuel Akanji.
The defender of Borussia Dortmund came on the live of German TV in order to finally dispel the myth of uneducated football players.
The TV presenter arranged a challenge for Manuel Akanji: the player had to have time to multiply in mind the numbers offered by the audience, faster than the journalist would do on a calculator. The footballer easily multiplied 24 by 75 even before the journalist entered the numbers into the calculator, and the more complex example, 33x97, decided simultaneously with the arithmetic gadget.
“I trained a lot. He was very interested in numbers at school. The teacher often arranged for me all sorts of competitions, in which I won time after time,” - said Akanji's skill.