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Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by chucky234(m): 10:13pm On Oct 21, 2014
British newspaper Telegraph has unveiled a list of the top 100 players in the last 28 years, on the
proviso that the nominated players must have graced the English Premier League since its
inception.

On the 93rd position is retired Nigeria international Jay Jay Okocha, who played for Bolton
Wanderers from 2002 - 2006.

The editors said about the former PSG and Fenerbahce maestro : “The Nigerian international was
one of many eye-catching signings made by Sam Allardyce at Bolton in 2002 and he instantly
became a fans’ favourite.”

“Bolton went from perennial relegation battlers to European football during his four years there,
with Okocha giving the lie to the perception that Wanderers relied on brute force to succeed.

“As Bolton fans put it in one of their chants, he was “so good they named him twice.”

Austin Okocha scored 14 goals in 124 appearances for Bolton Wanderers, and the highlight of his
stay at the Macron Stadium was inspiring the side to the final of the 2004 League Cup.

Football experts Henry Winter, Alan Smith, Jason Burt, Mark Ogden and Jeremy Wilson were
among the panelists that drew up the list

Top 100 Players To Grace English Premier League

(1) Ryan Giggs
(2) Thiery Henry
(3) Roy Keane
(4) Alan Shearer
(5) Paul Scholes
(6) Cristiano Ronaldo
(7) Patrick Vieira
(cool Eric Cantona
(9) Dennis Bergkamp
(10) Frank Lampard
(11) Steven Gerrard
(12) John Terry
(13) Peter Schmeichel
(14) Wayne Rooney
(15) Didier Drogba
(16) Ashley Cole
(17) Rio Ferdinand
(18) Luis Suarez
(19) Yaya Toure
(20) Tony Adams
(21) David Beckham
(22) Gary Neville
(23) Andy Cole
(24) Vincent Kompany
(25) Robert Pires
(26) Robbie Fowler
(27) Robin Van Persie
(28) Nemanja Vidic
(29) Gary Speed
(30) Gianfranco Zola
(31) Jaap Stam
(32) Gareth Bale
(33) David Seaman
(34) Matt Le Tissier
(35) Sergio Aguero
(36) Ian Wright
(37) Cesc Fabregas
(38) Teddy Sheringham
(39) Ruud Van
Nistelrooy
(40) Jamie Carragher
(41) Claude Makelele
(42) Michael Owen
(43) Xabi Alonso
(44) Edwin Van Der Sar
(45) Dwight Yorke
(46) Dennis Irwin
(47) David Silva
(48) Sol Campbell
(49) Emmanuel Petit
(50) Les Ferdinand
(51) Mark Hughes
(52) Fernado Torres
(53) Pablo Zabaleta
(54) Sami Hyppia
(55) Patrice Evra
(56) Ledley King
(57) Jurgen Klinsmann
(58) Marcel Desailly
(59) Lee Dixon
(60) Branislav Ivanovic
(61) Gary Pallister
(62) Peter Cech
(63) David Ginola
(64) Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer
(65) Carlos Tevez
(66) Steve Bruce
(67) Marc Overmars
(68) Luca Modric
(69) Nicky Butt
(70) Dimitar Berbatov
(71) Nicolas Anelka
(72) Steve McManaman
(73) Peter Beardsley
(74) Tim Cahill
(75) Ricardo Carvalho
(76) David Batty
(77) Michael Carrick
(78) Lucas Radebe
(79) Jimmy Floyd
Hassel-baink
(80) Paul Ince
(81) Joe Hart
(82) Martin Keown
(83) Gus Poyet
(84) Graeme Le Saux
(85) Nigel Winterburn
(86) David James
(87) Roberto Di Matteo
(88) Pepe Reina
(89) Paolo Di Canio
(90) Shay Given
(91) Chris Sutton
(92) Robin Keane
(93) Jay-Jay Okocha
(94) Kevin Phillips
(95) Michael Ballack
(96) Freddie Ljungberg
(97) Tim Howard
(98) Phil Neville
(99) Scott Parker
(100) John Barnes
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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by Mirahcul: 10:21pm On Oct 21, 2014
nice list
Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by benega: 10:25pm On Oct 21, 2014
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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by Nobody: 10:27pm On Oct 21, 2014
69) Nicky Butt

93) Jay Jay Okocha


Tells you all you need to know about the goats who drew up the so-called list.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by briantext(m): 10:39pm On Oct 21, 2014
Ok

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by Nobody: 10:40pm On Oct 21, 2014
Toyozzie:
kanu nko?

Don't mind the idiotts.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by joedejana(m): 10:41pm On Oct 21, 2014
Hoping
*modified *
I hoped and it made FP

my brain still works afterall
Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by tobillionaire(m): 10:45pm On Oct 21, 2014
Can't find shevchenko

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by timothyuche1(m): 10:49pm On Oct 21, 2014
Where is Hazard, Costa, Mikel Obi, Van daa Saar, Layman, (abi keeper no follow for players)
They are not serious

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by timothyuche1(m): 10:50pm On Oct 21, 2014
tobillionaire:
Can't find shevchenko
U must be high with some local herbs, wetin shevy do for Epl

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by chucky234(m): 11:06pm On Oct 21, 2014
timothyuche1:

U must be high with some local herbs, wetin shevy do for Epl
help me ask am

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by chucky234(m): 11:09pm On Oct 21, 2014
timothyuche1:
Where is Hazard, Peter Czech, Costa, Mikel Obi, Van daa Saar, Layman, (abi keeper no follow for players)
They are not serious
Cech is on the list, your Hazard is average and way overrated.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by rawpadgin(m): 11:10pm On Oct 21, 2014
& about 27 of them played for man united

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by papadjaji: 11:37pm On Oct 21, 2014
Y do people always get this wrong?
It is a common thing in the south east of Nigeria to give people pet name that are repeating/double in nature. eg. chichi, nónò (pronounced nornoh) etc.
Pls note that it has nothing to do with our show of emphasis (eg lie lie, waka waka, play play etc.)

When it comes to skills, at least in super eagles, there was none and yet no sign of any one close to Jay Jay...

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by donstevico(m): 1:00am On Oct 22, 2014
how can Beckham be 21 on the list??

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by buskie13(m): 7:04am On Oct 22, 2014
Toyozzie:
kanu nko?
my question too....no adebayor or Yakubu

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by tuffgongjo(m): 9:30am On Oct 22, 2014
chucky234:
Cech is on the list, your Hazard is average and way overrated.
Far from it,he is just in his 3rd epl season so he won't be on d list.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by tuffgongjo(m): 9:31am On Oct 22, 2014
No Kanu,Yak,Yeboha?
Wash wash list.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by robosky02(m): 11:25am On Oct 22, 2014
if there is no KANU then its fake

with his exploits

especialy the famous 3-2 win over chealsea

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by adegwurulez(m): 11:25am On Oct 22, 2014
ROSSIKE:
69) Nicky Butt

93) Jay Jay Okocha


Tells you all you need to know about the goats who drew up the so-called list.
I thought i was the only one seeing the sham in this list.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by M4gunners: 11:46am On Oct 22, 2014
WTF is Ryan Giggs name doing there @ first position when Thierry Henry supposed to be? And why is Ruud Van too down?Where is Alhaji douf,Ben McCarty,Okocha name suppose to be top 50.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by kliq(m): 11:56am On Oct 22, 2014
Wow....apart from 2/3 strange names,i remember all these players.
Kanu deserves to be on this list.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by kliq(m): 11:59am On Oct 22, 2014
timothyuche1:
Where is Hazard, Peter Czech, Costa, Mikel Obi, Van daa Saar, Layman, (abi keeper no follow for players)
They are not serious

Hazard/Costa are rookies in the league...for Mikel? maybe when the list is extended to 1-500 lipsrsealed

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by timothyuche1(m): 12:36pm On Oct 22, 2014
[quote uthor=kliq post=27353914]

Hazard/Costa are rookies in the league...for Mikel? maybe when the list is extended to 1-500 lipsrsealed[/quote]
Lol

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by tuffgongjo(m): 2:22pm On Oct 22, 2014
donstevico:
how can Beckham be 21 on the list??
To me Becks is just over hyped throughout his career.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by Godson32(m): 2:45pm On Oct 22, 2014
The list is not correct if kanu is not there. What of michael essien.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by dabossman(m): 5:46pm On Oct 22, 2014
ROSSIKE:
69) Nicky Butt

93) Jay Jay Okocha


Tells you all you need to know about the goats who drew up the so-called list.

Can you compare the number of seasons Nicky Butt played with the ones Okocha played? Not to talk of the titles he won. It's not exactly a list of who is better you know.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by Nobody: 6:10pm On Oct 22, 2014
dabossman:


Can you compare the number of seasons Nicky Butt played with the ones Okocha played? Not to talk of the titles he won. It's not exactly a list of who is better you know.

So what IS the criteria? Number of games played? Number of titles won? Those cannot be the criteria to rate a footballer, as those factors are out of the player's control.

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by ChiSun27(m): 8:30pm On Oct 22, 2014
Where is our Kanu?

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by donstevico(m): 10:52pm On Oct 22, 2014
tuffgongjo:
To me Becks is just over hyped throughout his career.
lol

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Re: Jay Jay Listed In 100 Best Players In EPL History. by zioncalling: 8:31am On Oct 23, 2014
kliq:


Hazard/Costa are rookies in the league...for Mikel? maybe when the list is extended to 1-500 lipsrsealed
Mikel should be no 1 for the list of slowest Animal on the pitch. Craz y Snail grin

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