One of the most flamboyant footballers of his generation turns 46 today!
Augustine Azuka "Jay-Jay" Okocha represented a string of top clubs during his playing career in Europe, most notably his stint at Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League where he became a cult hero. He's fondly remembered not only by Bolton fans, but Premier League supporters alike, for his flashy skills and African flair.
Aside from entertaining mesmerised fans, Jay-Jay was an African champion in 1994 with Nigeria.
Jay-Jay's club resume & silky skills 🔮
- 1990-1992: 🇩🇪 Borussia Neunkirchen
- 1992-1996: 🇩🇪 Eintracht Frankfurt
- 1996-1998: 🇹🇷 Fenerbahce
- 1998-2002: 🇫🇷 Paris Saint-Germain
- 2002-2006: 🏴 Bolton Wanderers
- 2006-2007: 🇶🇦 Qatar SC
- 2007-2008: 🏴 Hull City
He will be cheering on his nephew Alex Iwobi, who recently moved to Everton from Arsenal, as he continues to have a place in his heart for the Premier League in 2019/2020.
Bolton fans in the terraces would chant about Okocha "the player so nice they named him twice!" and we couldn't agree more. Thanks, Jay-Jay for all of the skills, stepovers, feints and tricks during your career.