Akinfenwa Signs New Deal

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Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has signed a new deal with the club until the summer of 2018.
The 34-year-old, who has a famed 16-stone frame, has 17 goals in 48 games for the club since joining them after leaving AFC Wimbledon last summer.
Akinfenwa – also known as “The Beast” – has helped Wycombe to within four points off the play-off places.
Akinfenwa -“I know sometimes the strikers get the plaudits, but the work that goes on by everyone is incredible,” he said.
“When we cross that line we are together, and I want to thank everyone; the staff, the players and the fans.”

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Adebayo Akinfenwa’s 16-stone frame has made him one of the most recognisable English players outside the Premier League.

Akinfenwa’s first professional breakthrough came at Doncaster Rovers, having spent time up until then in the lower leagues of English football as well as spells in Lithuania and Wales. Following a short but successful time at Doncaster, Akinfenwa moved to his seventh club, Torquay United. He proved to be a goal threat, but left the struggling team the following season to join Swansea City. After spending two seasons with the Welsh club, he joined League One side Millwall and later moved to Northampton Town, where his goal-scoring talent was recognised by higher league clubs such as Leyton Orient and Grimsby Town. Akinfenwa spent six years switching from Northampton to Gillingham, where his goal-scoring ability was still apparent. In June 2014, he signed for League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

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