Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Ayegbeni was one of the best strikers in Nigeria's football, he was also was regarded as a dead ball specialist. Yakubu Ayegbeni enjoyed his playing days, he was idolized by every kid born in the early 2000s. The 38-year-old pitched his tenths in a couple of European top clubs namely Leicester City, Bolton, Middlesbrough etc.
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.
The Man Yakubu Aiyegbeni is a prolific Nigerian striker who played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.His net scoring abilities made him a favorite among many Nigerian football lovers.His infamous miss at the 2010 world cup led to his disappearance from the national team.
It is barely three years after popular Super Eagles player Yakubu Ayegbeni retired from playing football. Yakubu had made his retirement known to SkySports News On 22nd November 2017, the day he clocked 35 years. Yakubu is one of the greatest Super Eagles Player Nigeria ever had, despite missing an open goal in the match against Nigeria and South Korea during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is currently the third Super Eagles player to score the highest International goal for Nigeria, having succeeded 21 goals in
The English Premier League is one of the most recognized leagues in the world, and a number of Nigerian footballers have played for different clubs in the league. We will be looking at 6 of those Nigerian football stars who have played in the premier league. 1.
It has almost become part of many Nigerian, once any big player misses a clear goal opportunity they will compare it with Yakubu of super Eagle (Nigeria senior team).
1. Rashidi Yekini Rashidi Yekini was an active Nigerian footballer from the year 1984 to 1998. He was born in October 1963 and he is regarded as Nigeria highest goal scorer. He played 62 games for Nigeria and scored 37 goals. He played a total of 253 games in his career and score 164 goals.
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.
The 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League started on Tuesday night, and a lot of drama have started happening, with some of the youngsters showcasing their talents for their respective clubs. Ivory Coast national team star Sebastien Haller was the talk of the town on Wednesday night, as he netted four goals in Ajax Amsterdam FC 5-1 away victory over Portuguese Primeira Liga Champions Sporting Lisbon FC.
Many Nigerians footballers has graced the English top flight in the past with 9 Nigerians currently featuring in English Premiere League, few distinguish themselves and set a achievement which other footballer from the West African nation can emulate. Here are Nigerians that presently holds the records for most goals, most assist, most titles and most appaerances in the English top division. Most Nigerian with EPL title? The former Super Eagles captain who was at Chelsea for eleven years is still the Nigerian
It is important to always open the history files and unveil the giant strikes achieved by out football heroes. Many Nigerian footballers have features for different English football clubs. In this file, I take you through the records of top three Nigerian goal scorers in the history of the English Premier League.
Following Muhammad Salah's effort against Manchester United at Old Trafford on thursday night, he has overtaken Nigerian football icon, Yakubu Ayegbeni in the premier league african goalscoring hall of fame.Salah's goal and Liverpool's fourth of the night took him to 96 goals in the English top flight, overtaking Yakubu(95 goals) in the process.
The name Yakubu Ayegbeni will definitely ring a bell in the minds of a lot of Nigerian football fans. Yakubu is a former Nigerian player and striker who debuted for the national team in 2000. He is also the third highest goal scorer for Nigeria in all competitions with twenty one goals. Yakubu also dominated at the club level in England as he scored a total of 96 goals during his stint at the premier League with clubs like Portsmouth FC, Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers. Off the pitch, Yakubu is also
Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Ayegbeni has said that he will never apologize to Nigerians for missing to score a goal in an open net without a goal keeper at the Fifa World Cup in 2010 in South Africa. You will recall that at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni missed a glorious chance to put Nigeria ahead against South Korea. Speaking with the Nations Nigeria, the former Everton striker said that he won't apologize to Nigerians for the miss because it wasn't a deliberate
In the past few days, there has been lots of opinion on the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr. As at now, there are at least 100 million Nigerians that are better managers than Gernot Rohr. In the wake of the disappointing results and performances against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, a lot of people have called for the sack of Rohr. From the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare to various ex-internationals, the likes of Yakubu Ayegbeni, Jonathan Akpoborie, and some others, they have called for Rohr to be booted
Kelechi Iheanacho has always been in the limelight since he started off his career as a Nigerian youth player in the FIFA U17 world cup in Qatar.
Yakubu Ayegbeni (Nigeria, Maccabi Haifa) The previous Nigeria striker turned into Africa's first player to score a hat trick in quite a while League during his spell at Maccabi Haifa. Having experienced a 5-2 loss to Manchester United in a Group F experience, the Israeli first class side ricocheted back with a 3-0 destruction of Olympiacos on September 24, 2002 in Nicosia.
The European football governing body UEFA has named Super Eagles of Nigeria Legend Yakubu Ayegbeni among the African top scorers in the English Premier League history, via their Verified Twitter handle on Friday night, having starred in the League during his playing days.The former Nigerian international who was recognized as one of the Africa Best Strikers in the history of English Premier League was able to score a lot of goals for his former English clubs, and his records has never gone unnoticed.
Super Eagles of Nigeria Striker Kelechi Iheanacho has become the first African Player to set new record, after netting brace against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United to knock them out of the 2020/2021 Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.
The goal opportunity missed by Nigerian ex star footballer Yakubu Ayegbeni is still fresh in the memories of many Nigerians. It was an open goal opportunity at the 2010 world cup where the Yakubu, Nigeria's top striker at the time, failed to score an open goal against South Korea which would have sent Nigeria straight into the Final 16 of the tournament. The man Yakubu Ayegbeni, was born on November 22 1982 in Benin city, Edo state. As a child, he loved playing football so much that he would play all day in