John Akinde

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John Akinde
John Akinde.jpg
Akinde playing for Bristol City
Personal information
Full name John Job Ayo Akinde[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-08) 8 July 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Camberwell, England[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Barnet
Number 9
Youth career
000?–2006 Gravesend & Northfleet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Gravesend & Northfleet 5 (2)
2007–2008 Ebbsfleet United 23 (8)
2007 Margate (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2011 Bristol City 16 (1)
2009 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 11 (7)
2009–2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 6 (1)
2010 Brentford (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 14 (0)
2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 9 (2)
2011–2013 Crawley Town 31 (1)
2012 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Portsmouth 11 (0)
2013–2014 Alfreton Town 43 (18)
2014– Barnet 96 (59)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:43, 11 September 2016 (UTC).


John Job Ayo Akinde (born 8 July 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Barnet as a striker.

Career[edit]

John started his youth career at Tottenham but failed to make the grade. Akinde signed for Bristol City following the first ever transfer decided by a fans poll, in this case by the members of MyFootballClub.[3] Prior to playing for Bristol City, Akinde played for Ebbsfleet United where he was a graduate of the club's academy under their previous name, Gravesend and Northfleet. In 28 league appearances for Gravesend/Ebbsfleet, Akinde scored 10 goals, he also won the FA Trophy with Ebbsfleet in the season before joining Bristol City, laying on the winning goal in the final at Wembley against Torquay United.

He scored on his debut for Bristol City in a 2–2 draw against Plymouth Argyle.[4] Later in the season, Akinde signed for an initial month on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, on 11 March 2009. He also scored on his Wycombe debut, netting twice against Brentford in a 3–3 draw. Further goals against Barnet and Darlington led to the loan deal being extended until the end of the season.

On 13 November 2009, he returned to Wycombe Wanderers on a month's loan, this later being extended to two months, but he was recalled early by Bristol City on 7 January 2010. On 1 February 2010, Akinde joined Brentford on a month's loan, making two league appearances, one of which against former loan club Wycombe Wanderers.

He went out on loan for a fourth time in August 2010 when he joined Bristol Rovers in a deal scheduled to last until 5 January.[5] In January 2011 Akinde joined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until the end of the season.[6]

On 27 May 2011, newly promoted Crawley Town beat off higher league competition to sign Akinde for the 2011–12 season.[7] He scored his first league goal for Crawley Town away to Shrewsbury Town at the New Meadow on 27 February 2012.[8] On 17 March 2012, Akinde joined fellow League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on loan for the remainder of the season, along with Charlie Wassmer.[9] However, on 12 April 2012, Crawley recalled Akinde and fellow loanee Charlie Wassmer, to their push for promotion from League Two.

On 31 January 2013, Akinde was released by Crawley.[10] On 8 February, he joined Portsmouth in a month-to-month contract.[11] He made his debut a day later, against Bournemouth.[12]

Akinde was released by Portsmouth at the end of the season, after failing to score in his 11 appearances for Pompey. He signed for Alfreton Town in August 2013 on a one-year contract.[13] He made his debut against Kidderminster Harriers before scoring a hat-trick in his second game as Alfreton beat Salisbury City 3–2.[14] After 18 goals in 42 league games in 2013–14, Akinde joined Barnet on a two-year deal on 24 May 2014.[15] In his first season for the club he scored 31 league goals and Barnet won the Conference Premier.

Honours[edit]

Barnet

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 August 2016.[16][17][18]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gravesend & Northfleet 2006–07 Conference National 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
Ebbsfleet United[note 1] 2007–08 Conference Premier 18 6 0 0 4[a] 0 22 6
2008–09 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
Total 28 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 32 10
Margate (loan) 2007–08 Isthmian Premier 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Bristol City 2008–09 Championship 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
2009–10 7 0 2 0 2 0 11 0
2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 16 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 21 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2008–09 League Two 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7
2009–10 League One 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 8
Brentford (loan) 2009–10 League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2010–11 14 0 1 0 0 0 3[b] 0 18 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2010–11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Crawley Town 2011–12 League Two 25 1 2 0 1 0 1[b] 0 29 1
2012–13 League One 6 0 3 0 1 0 1[b] 0 11 0
Total 31 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 40 1
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2011–12 League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Portsmouth 2012–13 League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Alfreton Town 2013–14 Conference Premier 43 18 1 0 1[a] 1 45 19
Barnet 2014–15 Conference Premier 45 31 3 2 1[a] 0 49 33
2015–16 League Two 43 23 2 0 2 1 1[b] 0 48 24
2016–17 League Two 8 5 0 0 1 0 1[b] 0 10 5
Total 96 59 5 2 3 1 3 0 107 62
Career total 279 95 14 2 8 1 13 1 314 100
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in the Football League Trophy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gravesend & Northfleet changed their name to Ebbsfleet United prior to the 2007–08 season.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2010 and 31/08/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 14 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ Sinnott, John (29 August 2008). "Supporters approve sale of player". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Dulin, David (1 October 2008). "Bristol City 2–2 Plymouth: John Akinde sparks Robins revival on debut". Mirror. MGN Limited. Retrieved 16 October 2008. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Akinde joins on loan". Bristol Rovers F.C. 27 August 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "John Akinde makes Dagenham & Redbridge loan switch". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Shrewsbury v Crawley". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign John Akinde & Charlie Wassmer". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Striker Akinde released by Crawley". Crawley and Horley Observer. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Therry Racon, Patrick Agyemang, John Akinde join Portsmouth". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bournemouth 2–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "ALFRETON TOWN BRING IN STRIKER AKINDE". Alfreton Town Football Club. Alfreton Town Football Club. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Alfreton 3–2 Salisbury". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Barnet Sign John Akinde". Barnet Football Club. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "9. John Akinde". Soccerbase. Centurycomm Limited. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Job Ayo-Akinde". Soccerbase. Centurycomm Limited. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "John Akinde". Margate FC History. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Gravesend announce change of name". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 

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