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Check Out Recent Photos Of Ex-Nigerian Striker Yakubu Ayegbeni

Yakubu Ayegbeni is someone that most football fans in Nigeria will remember because of his contributions to the national team and also because of his famous miss at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The ex-Nigerian striker retired from football in 2017, check out some of his most recent photos.


Yakubu Ayegbeni started his career here in Nigeria with Gateway United FC in Abeokuta. He played as a teenager in the Nigerian Premier League for Julius Berger in Lagos before he earned a loan move to Portugal with Gil Vicente.


After his loan spell ended with Gil Vicente, Maccabi Haifa signed the Nigerian striker in 1998 for $300,000. After 5 years and 24 league goals at the Israeli club, he joined Portsmouth on loan in January 2003. He made his move to Fratton Park permanent after helping the club gain promotion to the English Premier League.


Yakubu played for seven different English clubs including Middlesborough, Leicester City, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers. He scored over 100 goals in English football.


During his playing days, Yakubu was one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League, as he was a very strong and fast striker. His best season in the Premier League was his first season with Everton when he scored 15 league goals and helped the Merseyside club finish 5th.


Yakubu’s horrible miss against South Korea at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, was a defining moment in the striker’s international career. However, his horrible miss doesn’t change the fact that he scored 21 times for the Nigerian National Team.

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