Former Super Eagles captain, Jay-jay Okocha has been named in the top 100 best foreign players to feature in the English Premier League list, created by football magazine, FourFourTwo.
The former Bolton player was described by the magazine thus, “Okocha almost single-handedly rescued Bolton from relegation trouble in his first season, netting crucial long-range goals and dazzling the Premier League with a string of outrageous skills and showboats that embarrassed a host of opponents. For half a season, he wasn’t far from being the best player in the league – even at Bolton.”
Okocha who won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2003 and 2004, and the Premier League Player of the Month in November 2003 represented Nigeria 75 times with 14 goals to his name. In March 2004, he was named one of the top 125 living footballers by Pelé and hung his boots for the Super Eagles in 2006