Adebayo Akinfenwa delivered an incredible post-match interview after Wycombe's promotion


Adebayo Akinfenwa stole the show after Wycombe Wanderers sealed promotion to the Championship on Monday.

The Chairboys defeated Oxford United in the League One playoff final at Wembley Stadium to reach the second tier of English football for the first time in their history.

Anthony Stewart and Joe Jacobson scored the goals for Gareth Ainsworth’s side to complete a dramatic story for Wycombe, who almost dropped out of the Football League in 2014.

Indeed, Wycombe were outside of the playoff places when the season was suspended in March. But they got their shot when the final standings were determined on an unweighted points-per-game basis.

It was a special day for the club and nobody appeared to enjoy it more than Akinfenwa.

The 38-year-old couldn’t hide his excitement and the result was one of the best post-match interviews of all time.


Forget sticking to the script. Akinfenwa tore it up and let his emotions out when he spoke to Sky Sports.

“Four years ago I stood in front of you and I was technically unemployed,” Akinfenwa told the interviewer, as he took a break from the hysterics to deliver a poignant line.

Watch the full interview below.

Brilliant. That’s how post-match interviews should be done.

Akinfenwa, nicknamed The Beast, could now get a shot to play in the Championship at the age of 38. What a journey it’s been.

The striker achieved promoted from League Two with AFC Wimbledon in 2016 but was released from his contract after the match.

He joined Wycombe, initially on a one-year contract, and has now helped them to two promotions.


Ainsworth has done a remarkable job at steering the Buckinghamshire club around and he spoke of his delight at full-time.

“It's an amazing feeling. To take this club into the Championship is just surreal, it's beyond my wildest dreams,” he said, per BBC Sport.

"Today is just the culmination of all the desire and heart of all those boys out there on the pitch. They absolutely delivered and then some.”

GIVEMESPORT's Scott Wilson says:

Is there a more entertaining footballer than Akinfenwa?

His energy is infectious and he fully deserves all the adoration coming his way.

I hate to think of the number of people that have taken one look at the forward and doubted him.

But he's now fired Wycombe to the Championship, and those critics have been silenced.

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