Yakubu AIyegbeni Announces Retirement From Football As He Celebrates 35th Birthday
Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has announced his retirement from professional football today as he celebrates his 35th birthday today, November 22.
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.
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.
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.
Aiyegbeni also netted 21 goals from 57 appearances for Nigeria.