The Nigeria Football Federation, FIFA, Everton, and Middlesbrough have all celebrated former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni on the occasion of his 36th birthday today.
The Yak as he is fondly called was part of the Super Eagles side that won bronze at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
He represented Nigeria at four African Cup of Nations finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
It’s also Yakubu’s birthday today! 🍽
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) November 22, 2018
🎊 | Happy 3️⃣6️⃣th birthday, Yakubu! #EFC 💙
— Everton (@Everton) November 22, 2018
It’s Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s birthday. The bulky striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for the @NGSuperEagles and remains third all-time highest goal scorer for the team. Have a good one ‘The Yak.’ 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🎂🎂🎂 pic.twitter.com/ySIeKGeoDg
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) November 22, 2018
The forward also had a stint with clubs in Isreal and Turkey in a remarkable career that started at defunct Nigeria Professional Football League club, Julius Berger.