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European Club List: Former Super Eagles Captain, Okocha Makes Team Of The Decade




Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has been named in Paris-Saint-Germain’s team of the decade from 2000 to 2010 which is an incredible one for the Nigerian.

During his active playing time, Okocha was one of the best midfielders in the world considering his brilliant dribbling style while playing for the Super Eagles and club sides.

But despite his superb performances while playing football, Jay-Jay Okocha was unable to win the African best player of the year award.

Okocha and Brazilian legend Ronaldinho played together years back at Paris-Saint-Germain in which the club enjoyed their stay.

After impressing at the World Cup in France, Okocha joined PSG from Turkish club Fenerbahce in 1998 for £14 million, making him the most expensive African player at the time.

Okocha made 84 appearances for PSG, scored 12 goals and won the French Super Cup in 1998 and UEFA Inter Toto Cup in 2001.

And after playing for Nigeria at the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, Okocha left Paris-Saint-Germain for a move to Bolton in the Premier League.

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Ronaldinho on the other hand signed for PSG in 2001 and made 55 appearances scoring 17 goals for the French side.

Earlier, had reported how Nigerian football legend Austin Jay-Jay Okocha explained that his biggest football career regret is not winning the CAF African best Player of the year award before he retired.

There is no doubt about the fact that Okocha was one of the best African players during his active playing time considering his superb dribbling skills.

Okocha was a joy to watch for all the clubs he played for during his playing career and was also a blessing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Brazilian star Ronaldinho confessed years back that he learnt so many things from Okocha during their time at Paris-Saint-Germain.

Legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn also made it clear that he would never forget what Okocha did to him on the pitch when he was active.


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  1. Israel Peters

    August 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Best footballer to my mind.more than the likes of Zinedane Zidane and Lampard.

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