Date of birth
The ‘Beast’ signed for the Blues in July 2016 following his release from AFC Wimbledon, where he had slotted home a penalty in their play-off final win at Wembley before issuing a come-and-get-me plea to managers via WhatsApp.
The former Swansea, Gillingham and Northampton star opened his account for his new club in the 1-1 draw with Accrington in August, and went on to add important strikes in the league as well as scoring the winner in the FA Cup first round win at Portsmouth, reaching double figures by January.
Akinfenwa finished the season with an equal career-best 18 goals, scooping the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end of his maiden campaign at Adams Park.
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