Akinfenwa's father is a Muslim and while his mother is a Christian, but he embraced the two religion as a child, but he's currently a practicing Christian.
Akinfenwa began his football career with London based team Watford FC in 2001, but he never got the chance to play for the club at the senior level, before moving to Lithuanian side FK Atlanta a year later.
He played 22 games for his new team and five scored goals, also helping the club to Lithuanian Football Cup final and played in the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds for two consecutive seasons.
However he returned to England in 2003 after he was subjected to racial abuse from fans in the country, on his return, he signed for Welsh side Barry Town and helped them to win the Welsh Cup and Welsh Premier League before he left.
Akinfenwa joined his third career club Boston United in October 2003, he scored a last minute winner on his debut against Swindon Town, but after three weeks he was released by the club.
After the setback, he joined Leyton Orient the following month, but was also released after after four weeks for undisclosed reasons, he then joined Rushden & Diamonds and Doncaster Rovers to make it his fifth club of the season, no player has done that in the history of the game.
From 2004 to 2002 Akinfenwa has played for clubs like 2004 Doncaster, Millwall, Northampton Town, Gillingham, Northampton Town, Gillingham, Wimbledon and Wycombe Wanderers to make it 15 career club.
Akinfenwa who was known all over the world after he ranked as the strongest footballer in the world in various editions of the FIFA is currently the most talked about player in English football after helping League two side Wycombe to gain promotion to the championship on Monday.
The 38 year old veteran striker scored ten goals and assisted other four as the Chairboys sealed the promotion for the first time in their history.
He is the club's all time leading scorer in the league with 52 goals, although he has been involved in over 90 goals for the club since joining four years ago.
Akinfenwa and Wycombe story is one of the sweetest in England at the moment , because the club only decided to sign him after he made a live video on What'sapp begging for a team to sign him and help keep his dream of playing in top tier alive.
Meanwhile his recent achievement has drawn praises from all of the country and Liverpool manager Jugen Kloop, Captain Jonny Henderson and Vigil Van Dijk have all sent congratulatory messages to the player, who is a fan of the Kops.
It's quiet unfortunate that no one noticed the goal scoring prowell of this deadly striker when he was younger, Akinfenwa scored over 239 career goals in 665 games
Akinfenwa never hide his love for Nigeria and he was reportedly ready to play for the country for free, unfortunately he wasn't considered for selection because he spent most of his career playing at the lower division.
However the story of Akinfenwa will lead us into this question, should a player be invited into the national team base on their ability or the league they are playing?
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