Former Nigeria skipper Jay Jay Okocha has been named by Football magazine – FourFourTwo as the 33rd best foreign players to play in the English Premier League, out of 100.


According to FourFourTwo: “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,” the magazine said.

Okocha played for Bolton for four seasons, winning the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2003 and 2004, and the Premier League Player of the Month in November 2003.

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