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Jay-Jay Okocha


Nigerian midfielder who became known for his outstanding dribbling skills. He was an associate from the Nigerian nationwide group from 1993 to 2006. He started his professional profession with Borussia Neunkirchen in 1990. His nickname Jay-Jay was immortalized by way of a chant produced by Bolton Wanderers enthusiasts within the four years he spent using the group. He elevated two children along with his wife Nkechi. His old sibling Emmanuel also performed soccer for the Nigerian group. He retired through the Nigerian nationwide group in 2006, five years before Emmanuel Emenike would make his 1st appearance for the squad.

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Full Name Jay-Jay Okocha
Date Of Birth August 14, 1973
Place Of Birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m
Weight 70 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality Turkish, Nigerian
Spouse Nkechi Okocha
Children Daniella Okocha, A-Jay Okocha
Siblings Emmanuel Okocha
Awards CAF Legend award
Nominations African Player of the Year, Milliyet Sports Award for Foreign Athlete of the Year, CAF International Goal of the Year
Star Sign Leo

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1 Appointed the Bolton Wanderers captain prior to the commencement of the 2003-2004 season taking over from predecessor Gudni Bergsson who had retired to become a lawyer
2 Plays club football for English Premiership side Bolton Wanderers.
3 Led Nigeria to the 2002 World Cup Finals in Korea/Japan, where he also played.
4 Captain of the Nigerian international Football team.



A Question of Sport 2005 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Match of the Day 2004 TV Series Himself
Soccer Superskills with Jay Jay Okocha 2004 Video documentary Himself
Soccer AM 2004 TV Series Himself
3 zéros 2002 Himself

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