Jay-Jay Okocha

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Birthday
14, 1973
Birthplace
Enugu, Nigeria
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1973 (age 45)
Birthplace
Enugu, Nigeria

About

Nigerian midfielder who became known for his superb dribbling skills. He was a member of the Nigerian national team from 1993 to 2006.

Before Fame

He began his professional career with Borussia Neunkirchen in 1990.

Trivia

His nickname Jay-Jay was immortalized by a chant developed by Bolton Wanderers fans in the four years he spent with the team.

Family Life

He raised two children with his wife Nkechi. His older brother Emmanuel also played football for the Nigerian team. 

Associated With

He retired from the Nigerian national team in 2006, five years before Emmanuel Emenike would make his first appearance for the squad.