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Okocha, Kanu, Yakubu make best 100 foreign EPL players’ list

Okocha, Kanu, Yakubu make best 100 foreign EPL players’ list

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, is 33rd on the list of top 100 best foreign players to feature in the English Premier League, according to the ranking by popular football magazine, FourFourTwo.

The attacking midfielder, who represented Bolton Wanderers for four seasons, was one of the foreign players, who added glamour to the EPL during his playing days in England.

Okocha ranked 33rd on the list

Okocha ranked 33rd on the list

According to the magazine, “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.

During his at Bolton, Okocha won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2003 and 2004, and claimed the Premier League Player of the Month in November 2003.

Former Super Eagles strikers Nwankwo Kanu and Yakubu Aiyegbeni were also listed among the 100 best foreign English Premier League players.

While Aiyegbeni was ranked 76 on the list, Kanu occupies the 78th position.

Kanu played a key role for Arsenal, winning the Premier League title and the FA cup.

Kanu makes best 100 foreign EPL players’ list

Kanu makes best 100 foreign EPL players’ list

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He also had a short spell at West Brom before moving to Portsmouth where he netted the Wembley winner to help his team win the FA Cup in 2008.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni on the other hand had stints at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers.

Yakubu makes best 100 foreign EPL players’ list

Yakubu makes best 100 foreign EPL players’ list

He scored over 100 goals in the Premier League.

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