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Breaking News: Nigeria Footballer, Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires From Football

Breaking News: Nigeria Footballer, Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires From Football
November 22
11:53 2017

Nigerian forward Yakubu has retired from football at age 35
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Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has announced that he is retiring from professional football at the age of 35.

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Aiyegbeni had been a free agent after being released by Coventry City earlier this year but after not signing for a new club, the forward has decided to end his playing days.

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After first moving to English football in January 2003, Aiyegbeni went on to enjoy a fine career with teams competing in the Premier League and Championship, with 367 appearances being made in all competitions.

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Aiyegbeni represented Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Reading and Coventry, with a combined total of 141 goals being scored at those seven clubs.

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The decision to retire has been made by Aiyegbeni on his 35th birthday, 20 years on from when he turned professional with Nigerian side Julius Berger.

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Aiyegbeni also netted 21 goals from 57 appearances for Nigeria.

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