YEAR OF BIRTH: 2003
I started playing academy soccer when I was 7 years old under a former Liverpool youth coach, Gareth Evans. At 13 I joined an MLS Academy, Atlanta United, played for them for a couple years then joined another MLS academy, FC Cincinnati, when my family briefly moved to Cincinnati. I moved back to Atlanta with my family when I was 17 and played in the UPSL for 1 season. During that season, as a 17 year old, I was winner of the golden boot for most goals scored, winner of the best young player award, and other awards. I got the opportunity to play for a AS Sona in Italy in 2021. While training with them, as they were working for my EU work permit I was severely injured in a preseason match and returned home to the U.S. I have completed my rehabilitation, and have resumed playing.
As a player that is 6ft 3 inches, competed in track & field until 2017, my strengths are my speed, skill, strength, dominance in the air, and footballing intelligence.
19-year-old that has played soccer and competed in track & field at the highest level since 7 years old. 6Ft 3 inches tall, extremely dominant in the air, among the fastest players in the world currently, extremely disciplined, very sharp footballing brain.
STYLE OF PLAY
- very fast
- quick decisions and always thinking ahead
- dominant in the air
- never lose the ball or make misplaced passes
- always know where all 22 players on the field are (helps with making passes, evading tackles, winning the ball)
- Name: Akinni James
- D.O.B: 2003
- Height: 190.5cm / 6’3”
- Weight: 78.5 kg / 173 lbs
- Max Speed: 9.98 m/s, 35.93 kmph
- High Work-rate