Nigerian ex-international and former captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Jay -Jay Okocha, who was born in 1973, is 44 today, August 14, 2017.
He was born in Enugu to parents who are originally from Delta State.
The super star attacking midfielder started his football career with Enugu Rangers in 1990 at the age of 17.
Okocha is well known for his tricks and skillful football techniques; which made him one of the best footballers in Nigeria from 1995-2005. He has also been ranked among the 100 best in the world by world football body FIFA.
The 1996 Olympic medallist and former Super Eagles captain who has since retired, after playing for Borussia Neunkirchen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain, Bolton Wanderers, Qatar SC and Hull City.
Okocha is happily married to Nkechi and they have two children Daniella and A-Jay.
Happy birthday to the legendary footballer!