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Okocha, Ronaldinho make PSG’s ‘team of the decade’ list

Okocha, Ronaldinho make PSG’s ‘team of the decade’ list
August 11
21:38 2020

Augustine Okocha, former Super Eagles midfielder and captain, has made the list of Paris Saint-Germain’s team of the decade.

The former attacking midfielder was named alongside Ronaldinho Gaucho, a Barcelona and Brazilian legend.

The list, compiled by the France Football, a French weekly magazine, considered the decade from 2000 to 2010.

Okocha, who spent nearly thirteen years with the Nigerian national side, won the 1994 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with the Eagles.


He also featured in five AFCON tournaments for the three-time African champions and was part of the Olympic gold medal-winning side in 1996.

After an impressive performance at the World Cup in France, Okocha joined PSG from Fenerbahce, a Turkish club, in 1998 for a deal worth £14 million.


The deal made the 46-year-old the most expensive African player at that time.

In PSG, Okocha secured 84 appearances where he scored 12 goals and won the French Super Cup in 1998.

He also won the UEFA Inter Toto Cup with the club in 2001.

Okocha left PSG for Bolton Wanderers in England after the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan.


Ronaldinho, on the other hand, joined PSG in 2001 where he made 55 appearances and scored 17 goals.

Renowned for his technical skills and creativity, the 40-year-old left PSG for Barcelona in 2003, where he won the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

The Brazilian star also won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or.



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