Regarded as one of the best strikers to have played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Yakubu Ayegbeni will always be remembered in the English Premier League as he is the first and only Nigerian so far to score a total of 17 Premier League goals in a single season.
Achieving this feat in the 2011/2012 season in the Premier League, Yakubu was on fire for his club Blackburn Rovers that season as he found the back of the net for a total of 17 times for his side. A traditional football striker, Yakubu Ayegbeni was known for his physicality and shooting prowess in front of a goal post.
Playing for the likes of Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City Blackburn Rovers, and Reading during his time in the English League, Yakubu Ayegbeni never failed to find the back of the net playing for those teams but his best moment will always be the 2011/2012 season where he made his mark as the first and only Nigerian to score a total of 17 goals in a single season.
Having made a total of 57 appearances for his national team during his time as a player, the striker never failed to show his goal-scoring ability for his nation as he found the back of the net 21 times, making him one of the highest goal scorers for the Nigerian national team.
Giving his best for club and country, many lovers of the game might not subscribe to the fact that he is one of the best strikers to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, remembering the memories of his famous miss against South Korea in the 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa. But regardless of the miss, Yakubu will always be one of the best strikers to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and his Premier League record will still be unbeaten for the moment.
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