Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires from Professional Football at Aged 35
Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has announced that he is retiring from professional football at the age of 35.
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 Football League, 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.
He represented Nigeria on a number of occasions including Korea/Japan World Cup in 2002 where the Super Eagles were knocked out at the group stage of the competition