FIFA, Everton, NFF Celebrate Yakubu Aiyegbeni @ 36

FIFA, Everton, NFF Celebrate Yakubu Aiyegbeni @ 36

World football governing body, FIFA, the Nigeria Football Association, Everton and Blackburn have all celebrated Yakubu Aiyegbeni on the occasion of his 36th birthday.

The former Super Eagles striker made 57 appearances for the senior national team and scored 21 goals.

Yakubu represented Nigeria at four African Cup of Nations finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Many Nigeria fans will remember Yakubu for missing an open goal in the country's 2-2 draw against South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

FIFA also felicitates with Yakubu and some of his birthday mates on their special day.

Two of his former club, Everton, and Blackburn also sent their wishes to the forward.

“Happy 3️⃣6️⃣th birthday, Yakubu! #EFC ?,” reads the tweet on the Everton Twitter handle.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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