Top 10 Premier League Cult Heroes: Jay Jay Okocha Listed

Top 10 Premier League Cult Heroes: Jay Jay Okocha Listed

Former Super Eagles captain, Jay-Jay Okocha, has been included in ex-England striker, Alan Shearer’s top 10 Premier League cult heroes.

The list was made public as part of the Match of the Day podcast, alongside Gary Lineker and Micah Richards.

Premier League cult heroes are made up of players usually forgotten by neutrals, but loved by supporters.

And Cult heroes are revered by fans even years after their departure.

The former Newcastle United player explained his decisions on picking Okocha who was part of an influx of legendary players that signed for Bolton Wanderers, when Sam Allardyce was in charge.

Arriving from PSG in 2002, Jay-Jay scored seven goals in his debut season and eventually led the Trotters to the League Cup final in 2004.

Shearer said: “He made the difficult things look easy – I must’ve tried that flicking over heads a million times and it’s never come off once. Gifted, natural ability, superb player.”

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Here is Alan Shearer’s top 10 cult heroes include: Eric Cantona, Matt Le Tissier, Paul Gascoigne, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paulo di Canio, Jay-Jay Okocha, Mario Balotelli, Chris Waddle, David Ginola, Faustino Asprilla.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.