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Jay-Jay Okocha

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Augustine Azuka Okocha ( ə-KOTCH-ə; born 14 August 1973), commonly known as Jay-Jay Okocha, is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He played 73 times for the Nigeria national team between 1993 and 2006, scoring 14 times, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He is regarded as one of the greatest football players from Africa.He played across multiple leagues, starting his career at Enugu Rangers in the Nigerian Professional Football League before moving to Borussia Neunkirchen in Oberliga Südwest, Germany's third division in July 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jay-Jay Okocha has received more than 3,583,243 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jay-Jay Okocha is the 644th most popular soccer player (up from 979th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jay-Jay Okocha ranks 644 out of 16,880Before him are Enrico Albertosi, Giorgio Chinaglia, Javier Mascherano, Paulo Futre, Cesc Fàbregas, and Hideo Shinojima. After him are Ferenc Plattkó, Sami Khedira, Phil Jones, Geoff Hurst, Santos Iriarte, and Amadeo Carrizo.

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Among people born in 1973, Jay-Jay Okocha ranks 40Before him are Ruslana, Monica Seles, Varg Vikernes, Christian Vieri, Rogério Ceni, and Xavier Bettel. After him are Haile Gebrselassie, Rüştü Reçber, Patrick Wilson, Giancarlo Fisichella, Claude Makélélé, and Ceca.

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Among people born in Nigeria, Jay-Jay Okocha ranks 12 out of 236Before him are Fela Kuti (1938), Sade (1959), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olaudah Equiano (1745), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), and Olusegun Obasanjo (1937). After him are Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941), Tony Allen (1940), Sani Abacha (1943), Francis Arinze (1932), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), and Goodluck Jonathan (1957).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Jay-Jay Okocha ranks 1After him are Rashidi Yekini (1963), Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Tijani Babangida (1973), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Taribo West (1974), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Obafemi Martins (1984), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Finidi George (1971), Sunday Oliseh (1974), and Victor Ikpeba (1973).