Jay-Jay Okocha

by Muna 24 Aug,2022
Jay-Jay Okocha
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 9 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Augustine Azuka Okocha
  • Birth Country Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Famous Name Jay-Jay Okocha
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Father N/A
  • Mother N/A
  • Net Worth $15 million
  • Siblings James and Emmanuel
  • No. of Siblings 2
  • Nationality Nigerian
  • Profession Footballer
  • Started career as Football Player
  • Currently Married Married
  • Married to Nkechi Okocha
  • Children 2 kids
  • World Cup Game Played

Jay-Jay Okocha is one of the renowed former Nigerian football players who played as an attacking midfielder. Further, he has set a record of appearing 73 times for the Nigeria national team between 1993 and 2006. Additionally, he was also a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. 

Okocha is among the most famous footballer from Nigeria, and he was the backbone of his team during his active years. Similarly, fans were amazed by his tremendous football skills, and he never let down the expectation of his fans throughout his functioning years. Apart from that, he is also regarded as the greatest football player from Africa.

Have A Look At Jay-Jay's Net worth And Salary

Okocha has impressive and lengthy career events in the football vocation. Besides that, he is also the most successful Nigerian player, with an estimated net worth of $ 15 million. Similarly, Jay-Jay is also the most paid player of his time. 

Furthermore, he has spent half his life in the football vocation from where he has amassed a whopping amount of money worth millions of dollars. At the same time, the player has also gathered much fame and popularity by engaging in this field. 

Additionally, he has played several leagues and events from where Jay-Jay seems to have earned well money. Beginning his early career as a footballer, Okocha's primary source of income is his professional football career. Besides that, he might have also earned from endorsements and sponsorships. 

Jay-Jay Jay-Jay Okocha flaunting his jersey SOURCE: amazon.com

Playing for multiple clubs, his estimated salary was $ 2 million per year; hence we can assume how rich he is and Jay-Jay must be maintaining a good lifestyle with such a huge income source. 

Despite his fame and popularity, Okocha doesn't show up his lavish lifestyle publicly on online sources and keeps his private career away from the public reach. Also read about, Vincent Enyeama who professionally played as a goalkeeper. 

Facts On Okocha Married Life- His Wife's Name Revealed

The legendary footballer Jay-Jay Okocha is a married and a family man with his own small but happy family. Further, he is married to his wife, Nkechi Okocha. The lovebird is adored by his fans and well-wishers whenever they appear together. 

Over many years of their married life, Nkechi precisely appeared in the public attention; instead, she loves to maintain her lifestyle underneath public reach. As per the sources, the couple has been in a marriage connection for over 25 years. 

Jay-Jay Jay-Jay Okocha with his wife and kids SOURCE: legit.ng.com

Despite many questions about their wedding, the duo has yet to share the date and venue of their marriage. Still, there has been much gossip that Okocha and his wife, Nkechi, performed their wedding in traditional culture and in the presence of their relatives and friends. 

Additionally, the power couple is parents to two kids named Daniella and A-Jay. Still, nothing much is exposed about them at the moment as Jay-jay prefers keeping his private life far from public attention. 

Professional Career Explored

Okocha kicked off his career as a football player in 1990 when he played for the club Borussia Neunkirchen. Okocha always had impressive remarks on the football vocation as he successfully impressed the Neunkirchen's coach, who offered him a contract. A year later, he joined FC Saarbrücken but stayed for some months only. 

Further to this, in 1990, he arrived at the club Eintracht Frankfurt where he met many well-known players, including Ghanaian international striker Tony Yeboah. After spending four years in the club, he later played for the Turkish club Fenerbahce for approximately £1 million. While playing for the club, he also received Turkish citizenship and played under the Turkish name Muhammed Yavuz for Fenerbahce.

Jay-Jay Jay-Jay Okocha during his game SOURCE: beinsports.com

Additionally, he became the most expensive African player on 1998 when the club Paris Saint-Germain paid around £14 million to sign Okocha. After 2002 after the FIFA World Cup, he joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer leaving PSG. Likewise, in 2017, he was also declared the best player to have ever played for Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok/Macron Stadium.

More to this, after signing the English professional football club, Hull City, he just played one season in Qatar, Football League Championship representing the cub. At the end of the season, Okacha was emitted by the club, which eventually sent him into retirement.

International Career

Jay-Jay started his international career by playing for the Nigerian team in their 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifier away loss against Ivory Coast in May 1993. He became a favorite with Nigerian supporters, along with his skills and playing techniques. Further to this, Okocha became an essential member of an arguably more successful Nigerian side, their Olympic gold-winning side at the Atlanta Games. 

Additionally, he later joined the Super Eagles in the 2000 African Cup of Nations co-hosted with Ghana and made an appearance again in the Super Eagles in his testimonial facing a select African side in Warri. 

Age And Personal Details

Okacha was born on 14 August 1973 as Augustine Azuka Okocha. He was born and raised by his parents in his birthplace, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. Concerning his birth details, Okacha's zodiac sign is Leo. For your concern, he is from Anioma, a sub-group of the Igbo people. 

Despite his fame, Jay-Jay has hidden his parent's details behind the curtain, so we can't reveal their name and professional facts about them now. However, they lived in Iwo Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria. So on, the name fact of Jay-Jay was passed down from his elder brother James.

Jay-Jay Jay-Jay Okocha and Mesut Ozil SOURCE: acefootball.com

Furthermore, he has two brothers, an elder named James and an older brother named Emmanuel. Thus, Okacha comes from a sports background as both his brothers were former footballers who played for the Nigerian national team. 

Social Media Presence

Augustine, aka Jay-jay, is currently missing from the social media outlets as the username under his name is not available at the moment. Therefore, we must wait some more time unless he makes a comeback on the platforms. 

Additionally, we can find his pictures in different online sources. Likewise, he owns a youtube channel where Jay-Jay used to share football-related videos many years ago. 

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