Augustine 'Jay-Jay' Okocha (1973)

Augustine Azuka 'Jay-Jay' Okocha (August 14, 1973) Was an attacking midfielder who was blessed with a fine technique and a full truck box. Came to European fields via a holiday.

At the age of seventeen, Okocha traveled to Germany from his native Nigeria to meet a friend. Borussia Neunkirchen then asked the teenager if he would like to join the training and so the little technician started his career in Europe. After two seasons, Eintracht Frankfurt picked up the player and the African is performing very well on the river Main. Oliver Kahn can talk about this, the proud goalie was completely maddened by the youngster as a player of Karlsruher SC.  After four seasons, Okocha left Germany and left for Turkey, where he started playing for Fenerbahçe.

On the Bosporus, it turned out that Okocha had scoring ability in addition to a bulging truck box. In 61 games he let the net go round thirty times, many of which were free kicks. In addition, the 1994 Africa Cup winner obtained the Turkish passport and a corresponding Turkish name. On the streets of Istanbul, Okocha is also called Muhammet Yavuz.

The good play and the many goals by Okocha were reason enough for the French Paris Saint-German to pay a sloppy twenty million euros for it. And so, after two years, the Turkish league was exchanged for that of France. In France, however, it went a lot less, although he played there four more seasons and won the French Cup.

In 2002 'Jay-Jay' moves to England, where Bolton Wanderers benefits for four seasons and enjoys the special qualities of Jay-Jay Okocha. After one season of sandbox football in Qatar, at Qatar SC, Okocha decided to end his football career at Hull City in 2008 at Hull City. Today, Okocha runs a bar in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, among other things.

(Photo: Wikipedia)

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