Aiyegbeni quits professional football

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Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has announced his retirement from professional football, 20 years on from when he turned professional with Nigerian side Julius Berger.

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.

Aiyegbeni represented Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Reading and Coventry, with a combined total of 141 goals being scored at those 7 clubs.

Aiyegbeni also netted 21 goals from 57 appearances for Nigeria.

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