Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires from football

Nigerian and former Coventry City striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from professional football, bringing his 20 years footballing career to an end.

Aiyegbeni announced his retirement on Wednesday, November 22, a day he marked his thirty-five (35th) birthday.

The 35-year-old striker had been a free agent after being released by Coventry City earlier this year but after not signing for a new club, the striker has decided to end his playing days after 20 years in the game.

The Nigerian moved to English football in January 2003, where he went on to represent Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Reading and Coventry, scoring a combined total of one hundred and forty-one (141) goals in 367 appearances.

Aiyegbeni started his professional career with Nigerian side Julius Berger and also represented the Super Eagles, where he netted twenty-one (21) goals from fifty-seven (57) appearances for Nigeria.

 

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