Just recently, the German Bundesliga official website confirmed that former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha has been named as one of the German Bundesliga legends.
The Nigerian legend and former BBC African footballer of the year can best be remembered in Germany for his famous goal against Karlsruher SC where he dribbled past German keeper, Oliver Khan while playing for Eintracht Frankfurt. He made 90 appearances for Frankfurt registering 18 goals before moving to below.
In this post, brila.net brings you 5 things you never knew about Jay Jay Okocha
1, He is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizen while playing for Turkish Super-League side, Fenerbache.
2, In 1998, Jay Jay was Africa’s most expensive player when PSG paid 14 million euros for his signature.
3, In March 2004, Jay Jay Okocha was named by Pele as one of the 125 football’s living legend.
4, Jay Jay Okocha is the first player to win and retain the BBC African footballer of the year more than once (2003/04)
5, Okocha has joined the German Bundesliga Legends network, he joins the likes of Lothar Matheus and Anthony Baffoe in the network after the German Bundesliga website confirmed him as a German Bundesliga Legend.