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Okocha, Jay Jay, 1973-


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    • Okocha, Agustine Azuka, 1973-
    • Okocha, Augustine Azuka, 1973-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1973-08-14
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Enugu Rangers International Football Club
        • Organization: (naf) Eintracht Frankfurt (Soccer team)
        • Organization: (naf) Paris-Saint-Germain-Football-Club
        • Organization: (naf) Bolton Wanderers Football Club
        • Organization: (naf) Hull City AFC
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Enugu (Nigeria)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nigeria
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: Orr, Tamra. Jay-Jay Okocha, 2007:t.p. (Jay-Jay Okocha) data sheet (b. 1973 in Egugu, Nigeria; played soccer with Germany, Nigeria, Turkey, France and Britain) chpt. 1 (Agustine Okocha, b. Aug. 14, 1973; Agustine Azuka Okocha)
    • found: Internet search, May 8, 2006(Jay Jay Okocha; Augustine Okocha)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Okocha, Augustine Azuka; Jay-Jay; Muhammet Yavuz; soccer player, restaurateur; born 14 August 1973 in Enugu, Nigeria; finished his secondary school education and joined the local side Enugu Rangers (1990); debuted for Eintracht Frankfurt (1992-1993); his “magic goal” against Karlsruher SC (August 1993) was voted for “Goal of the Year” (1993); signed with the Turkish First Division team Fenerbahçe Istanbul (1996); moved to France to play for Paris Saint-Germain (1998); appeared at the 1994 World Cup in the United States and Nigeria's 1994 African Cup of Nations; starred in the Gold Medal-winning Super Eagles side at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games; runner up with Nigeria at the 2000 African Cup of Nations; captained his nation at the 2002 World Cup; signed with the English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers (2002); secured a third-place at the 2004 African Cup of Nations; selected as the BBC's African Player of the Year (2004); played his final game for the Super Eagles (February 2006); signed for Qatar SC (2006); joined Hull City AFC (2007-2008); opened a restaurant and sports bar)
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    • 2006-05-08: new
    • 2015-09-14: revised
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