Former Bolton Wanderers manager Samuel Allardyce recently rated former Nigerian international and captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Jay Jay Okocha above Portuguese and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Allardyce said in the current generation of footballers, there has never been a player like Okocha.
Okocha joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer after leaving PSG in the summer of 2002 after the FIFA World Cup while Allardyce was in charge of the English side.
Jay Jay helped the team avoid relegation scoring seven goals which included Bolton’s goal of the season against West Ham United in a crucial league fixture in the same season.
In his new book titled Big Sam’s Autobiography, Allardyce said he could watch the ex-Super Eagles star play all day.
He wrote, “I love Jay-Jay’s tricks on the ball, I could watch him all day… He could do drag-backs, flick-overs, double step-overs, there’s been no else like him, not even Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Okocha spent four seasons with the Bolton Wanderers making 127 appearances and scoring 14 goals. In June 2018 he was voted as the greatest player the club ever had by the club’s fans.