Jay-Jay Okocha Net Worth

Jay-Jay Okocha is a former Nigerian professional soccer player who retired from playing football in 2008. He was born on August 14, 1973, and now he is 49 years old. Now he has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

He’s best known for playing both as a midfielder and striker for teams including Borussia Neunkirchen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Paris Saint-Germain, Bolton Wanderers, Qatar SC, and Hull SC.

Get more information about age, height, biography, and much more in the below articles.

Quick Facts

Full Name/Real NameAugustine Azuka Okocha
Net Worth$15 Million
Date of BirthAug 14, 1973
Age49 Years Old
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight70 Kg
ProfessionFootball Player

Early Life

Augustine Azuka Okocha was born on August 14th, 1973 in Enugu, Nigeria. His parents currently live in Iwo Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria. Jay-Jay Okocha was nicknamed by his elder brother who began playing football first; his elder brother was also called Emma Jay-Jay, but the name stuck with Emma Jay-Jay.

Personal Life

Jay-Jay Okocha married Nkechi Okocha, the love of his life, on May 3rd, 1997. They were married in a small wedding on their anniversary and celebrated the event with their children Daniella (the eldest daughter) and Ajay (their son).

Net Worth

Austin Okocha is a former soccer player and entrepreneur. He amasses his wealth from playing, as well as starting businesses, one being the Jay-Jay Okocha Group West Africa Limited. He also has a foundation that deals with helping people. His net worth is estimated to be around $15 million, and he’s retired right now.


Okocha began playing football on the streets just like many other football stars, and his makeshift ball is a prized possession.

As time went on and the 1990 FIFA World Cup came to an end, Michael Donovan and his family decided to go on holiday to Europe. They chose West Germany as their destination because they were interested in watching the German league football.

Jay Jay Okocha, a former Nigerian international midfielder and current manager of Lobi Stars in Nigeria was lending his soccer expertise to Borussia Neunkirchen during their training session one day.

The next morning, Okocha was invited back to train with the professional team. They were so impressed with his skills that they offered him a contract to join their roster.

After being with Saarbrücken for a year, Anthony signed on with Eintracht Frankfurt. He played only a few months before moving to the Bundesliga.

Okocha became a member of Eintracht Frankfurt in December 1991 and played alongside players like Tony Yeboah, Thomas Doll, and many more.

He continued to shine for the German side, earning a highlight when he scored a goal against Karlsruher SC by dribbling in the penalty box and slotting the ball past goalkeeper Oliver Kahn even going past some players twice. The vote for the best goal of the season eventually went his way.

He was part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup with Nigeria as well as the 1998 FIFA World Cup against Spain where he lost in a dramatic game.

In 1996, Okocha was a key player on an arguably more successful Nigerian side in the form of the Olympic champion team. They were named the Dream Team by the Nigerian press after their counterparts from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

His dedication to achieving success led him to a decorated international career. He’s received nine club honors and three international honors and was even voted number twelve on the list of African footballers of the last half-century in 2007.

In 2003 and 2004, he was named BBC African Footballer of the Year. He’s also been named in the FIFA 100 World Cup Greatest XI of 2004.

Net Worth

Jay Jay Okocha’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.


  • The goal of the Year (Germany): 1993
  • Nigerian Footballer of the Year: 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; runner-up: 1996
  • African Footballer of the Year runner-up: 1998
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998
  • BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2003, 2004
  • BBC Goal of the Month: April 2003
  • Premier League Player of the Month: November 2003
  • Africa Cup of Nations Top Scorer: 2004
  • Africa Cup of Nations Best Player: 2004
  • Bolton Wanderers Player of the Year: 2004–05

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