An upbeat journey under the skin of a one-of-a-kind athlete trying to make sense of life after sport; what makes Adebayo Akinfenwa a professional footballer without comparison?
With no Premier League appearances, no international heroics and without a high-profile footballer lifestyle, Bayo commands more fame and respect than most of his peers. Constantly rejected as too big, to play professionally, he went on to break goal-scoring and English Football League records.
Bayo achieved the incredible landmark of an almost uninterrupted twenty-year playing career in professional football. In the process he racked up 696 games scoring 206 goals and is the oldest player to play and to score in the EFL Championship.
A teak-tough determination to succeed on the pitch matched by a consistent entrepreneurial pursuit of life after football. Bayo reveals how his brothers, his family and roots and a are central to the limitless mindset that have made him the universally admired man he is today.
With a social media presence and cult-status usually reserved only for the high-profile global sports-stars, retirement is just the beginning of our love-affair with Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa.
"Don’t try to impress, just try to do your best": Adebayo Akinfenwa is hoping his Amazon Prime documentary Beast Mode On will inspire people to achieve their own dreams as he reflects on Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho's recognition of his career.