Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the 1st African player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League when scored all the goals in Maccabi Haifa’s 3-0 win over Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League Group F match on Tuesday 24th September 2002 is also third on the list of highest goal scoring African in the history of the Premier League.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni whose 96 goals came in 250 Premier League matches for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers .
The powerful striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for Nigeria and took part in four Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2010 World Cup.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni is 3rd best all-time scorer for the senior national team
Didier Drogba (104) and Emmanuel Adebayor (97) are the only Africans with more goals than Yakubu Aiyegbeni in the Premier League while Rashidi Yekini (37) and Segun Odegbami (23) have more goals than “the Yak” who had 21 goals.