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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires From Professional Football As He Turns 35

Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has announced his retirement from football.



Aiyegbeni retired from football today Wednesday, which is his 35th birthday.

He said, “I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today.

“Firstly, I would like to thank God for the career I have had. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles.

“I would also like to thank all the football clubs I played for. The managers, all club staff, owners, fellow players and my dearest family and friends who immensely supported me throughout my career.

“When I started my career at Julius Berger in Nigeria all those years ago (1997) I could only have dreamt of the success that was to follow years after.

“Also playing in England especially helped me grow as a player and as a person so much that I am now settled here. I feel the time is right for me to now focus on the next chapter in my life.”


The 35-year-old started his career with Julius Berger FC in Lagos as a teenager in the Nigerian Premier League. He was later loaned to Portuguese club Gil Vicente. He made 250 appearances in the English Premier League, playing for Everton FC, Middlesborough FC, Portsmouth FC, and Blackburn.

Aiyegbeni is Nigeria’s third highest goalscorer with scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for the Super Eagles.


He left League Two side, Coventry City, in April after only three appearances.

He made four African Cup of Nations appearances for Nigeria and also played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lol! 35 abi 48?
Footballers eh

Senator EsE EsSAy said...

Eya. It's all good

Proudly Anonymous said...

I doubt if people can get past that sitter he missed against Korea.

Rappakatakata said...

Congrats to you, Yaks. May your 36th birthday make you look even younger.

Enigma G said...

35? Hahahahahahahahaha. Naija I hail thee

STERN said...

YOU FOR NO RETIRE NA. WAIT FOR ME

ladybird banks said...

lol 35 my flat bum bum... lol when we knew him my 35years old brother was still dancing sisqo upandan... Lol this one is my mum mate o

Ruby Likes girls said...

He's had a nice run.
Looks fourtyish though.

PASTORS DAUGHTER said...

isnt it too early?





























*hangs leg on the roof*

Anonymous said...

Uhmm.35 years abi.In that case,I am kuku still a Foetus.I wish my mother safe delivery as she warms up to deliver me.

Anonymous said...

Uhmm.35 years abi.In that case,I am kuku still a Foetus.I wish my mother safe delivery as she warms up to deliver me.

EESAH WAS HERE said...

Better for him and Super Eagles. We don't need his type in Super Eagles again mbok 😂😂

My Two Kobo said...

Who is 35? That agadi nwoke up there? Ok. Then I'm 12...

Chika Vincent said...

Old baba wan dey claim 35years old my friend you are 6oyears old jooo.

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

Daddy bet why?

Anonymous said...

Oga ade,you don reach here.
Are you a changed person now or still spitting garbage and bile as usual?

Stella Igbokei said...

Just cnt forget when he failed to score again Korea in the world cup, free goal post.

Fabian said...

Korea or Argentina?...not sure again,but after that match i hated any body called Aiyegbeni.i no fit forget.

Anonymous said...

Third highest goal scorer in super eagles! The guy has tried. God bless yoyr patriotic soul.I wish you the very best in your future endeavors

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