Big Adebayo Akinfenwa Proves Critic Wrong by Playing Pro Football for 22 Years with Great Performance

Posted by Timige, On 15 Jun, 2022 | Updated On 22 Jun, 2022 No Comments »

Adebayo Akinfenwa footballer
Many people have had doubts about Adebayo Akinfenwa's football ability due to his size. He was told by many to leave football and join rugby or wrestling. He proved people wrong by working hard and won several trophies with his clubs.

Speaking in an interview, Akinfenwa said:

“I was told I was too big to play football … and I’ve played this game for 22 years. I don’t need acknowledgement from anybody. I will sit down and say: ‘You know what, B, you did all right.

“Some say: ‘He’s built like a rugby player, he’s built like a wrestler, I don’t get all the hype around him.’ …It’s fine because we’re all entitled to our opinions but I do want people to know that the strongest thing that we own is our mind and if we believe it in ourselves, then we can achieve it. The mind is a powerful thing. If people say something, it doesn’t make it so.”

Akinfenwa spent almost his entire football career in England and had a fairly decent career, despite never playing in the Premier League.

He won the Welsh Premier League with Barry Town in 2002-03 and the Football League Trophy with Swansea City in 2005-06.

He was named player of the season at four different clubs: Torquay United, Northampton Town, AFC Wimbledon and Wycombe Wanderers.

He played his last professional game in May 2022 for Wycombe Wanderers against Sunderland in the 2022 League One play-off and then announced his retirement at age 40.

Akinfenwa played a total of 794 games and scored 233 goals.

PS: While Akinfenwa was growing up, Football Kitchen Admin was his mentor, as he always went to the stadium to watch him play.

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