EPL: Mane Overtakes Ex-Super Eagles Striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni In Total Goals Scored By African Players
Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni may not have commanded the kind of respect he deserves but his name in the history books cannot be erased. Up until Saturday, August 21, 2021, Aiyegbeni with 95 goals to his name was the fourth African highest goal scorer ever in the Premier League.
One of the names that were synonymous to the green jersey of the Super Eagles of Nigeria was that of Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni. His costly miss at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was one of the major reference to his career. Asides that, his career club and international career was a success and looking back, he's done himself proud.
Photo credit: Getty Images Timo Werner's miss in a recent World Cup qualifier has generated a lot of debate, particularly amongst very devoted fans of Chelsea Football Club. Germany were in a very dominant mood against Iceland in one of their European qualifiers for Qatar 2022 last Wednesday when the Blues forward again acted in a manner to suggest he had not yet exorcised the demons of his recurrent blunders in front of goal for both club and country.
Nigerian legendary footballer Yakubu Aiyegbeni was an excellent footballer in his prime. He played in the Premier League and was nicknamed "The Yak" which was a reference to his name. The former striker who is presently 38 years old made a reputation for himself as an excellent striker before his infamous miss for the Nigerian National team.
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Nigeria is blessed with gifted footballers. The country has produced globally recognised players like Rashidi Yekini, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Celestine Babayaro, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and so on. These players are highly regarded around the football world. Zinedine-Zidane is a French footballer who is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.
Three Super Eagles players starting a premier league game for the first time in 13 years, simply highlights how big Nigerian football has grown and the height it has reached. Watford’s trio of Emmanuel Dennis, Troost Ekong and Oghenekaro Etebo all started in Watford’s opener in the EPL, for the first time since Everton’s trio of Joseph Yobo, Victor Anichebe and Yakubu Aiyegbeni started for Everton in September 2008.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni and his lovely wife Yvonne took to social media platform to celebrate their daughter Katriel Ayegbeni as she celebrated her 10th birthday today at their home in England. Yak, a Super Eagles and Everton legend appeared in over 250 Premier League matches as a Toffee, for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, and is on record, the third highest African goal scorer in Premier League history with 96 goals.
Nigeria has produced some really good goal scorers in the English Premier League. Even though none of them managed to win the golden boot award, Yakubu Aiyegbeni did come quite close. Some of them would surely have scored more if they had spent their entire career in the league.
There is news about former Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni. The former Super Eagles star has not been much in the spotlight since he retired. Yakubu Aiyegbeni is Nigeria's top scorer in the English Premier League. The Yak made a name for himself scoring goals for several sides.
Photo Credit : Sky Sport Victor Osimhen is one of the young strikers who have been tipped to become a great finisher in the next few years. Osimhen joined Napoli in a £70m deal last summer, and he scored 12 goals in 17 starts for the Azzurri so far, and one can bet on him to score more before the end of the season.
Photo Credit: NigerianEye Since the inception of the English Premier League era in 1992, (now over) 42 Nigerian players have strutted their stuff in the top tier of English football, according to the Premier League's official website. Surprisingly, more than any other African country!
No matter what happened along Yakubu Aiyegbeni's football career as a Super Eagles player, he remains one of the best Nigerian footballers to ever play in the English premier league. He is the highest Nigerian goal scorer of all-time and one of the top five African goal scorers of all-time in the English premier league.
It can't be denied that the impact of African players in the English premier league league since it's inception has been massive. Tons of records in the league are attributed to African players. The impact of former and current players like Didier Drogba, Kanu Nwakwo, Jay-Jay Okocha, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Yakubu Aiyegbeni amongst others for their individual teams has been spectacular.
The English Premier League is one of the most widely watched football league competitions in the world. This League competition is watched by millions of Africans, including Nigerians. Football fans have favorite clubs that they root for and hope to see at the top of the EPL table.
Premier League is one of the complex and most competitive leagues in Europe, but it has been a league, where most African players have fought for their shirts and have made names for themselves, especially from the goalscoring aspect. As the English topflight League is no man's land for any club who thinks he can dominate others, some players had pulled some sterling performances in their club's histories, including the players with a Nigerian heritage.
An African has broken Yakubu Aiyegbeni's record of 95 goals in the Premier League. Sadio Mane increased his goal tally today to 96 after he scored against Burnley and helped Liverpool to win the game. The Senegalese has been a vital player for the Liverpool side and he is one of Klopp's main men.
Nigeria has produced some incredibly accurate goal scorers in the English Premier League. Despite the fact that none of them were able to win the golden boot, Yakubu Aiyegbeni came close. If they had spent their entire career in the league, a handful of them would have undoubtedly scored more.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni, a legendary Nigerian footballer, he was a fantastic player in his prime. He played in the Premier League and was dubbed "The Yak," a play on his given name. Before his infamous miss for the Nigerian National team, the former striker, who is now 38 years old, established a reputation as an excellent striker.