Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Football, Football player

1982 –

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Who is Yakubu Aiyegbeni?

Yakubu Aiyegbeni, generally known simply as Yakubu, is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Guangzhou R&F and the Nigerian national football team. His nickname is "The Yak".

His performances in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League earned a loan move to English club Portsmouth which became permanent as they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003. He has since played for English clubs Middlesbrough, Everton and Leicester City before moving to Blackburn on the final day of the summer transfer window of 2011. He is the third highest scorer in the history of the Nigeria national football team, and represented them at four African Cup of Nations finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the football at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Born
Nov 22, 1982
Benin City
Also known as
  • Yakubu
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Children
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Nigeria
Profession
Lived in
  • Benin City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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