Julius Aghahowa

Nigeria 2017

Famed for his multiple somersault celebrations after scoring, Aghahowa was known for his blistering pace. He started his career in Africa, but soon moved to Europe and impressed whilst at Shakhtar Donetsk. He would move to the Premier League with Wigan before a move to Turkey for Kayserispor, before finally returning to Ukraine with Shakhtar. He represented his country at four Africa Cup of Nations, one World Cup and one Olympic Games. He scored 14 goals for Nigeria, including one at the 2002 World Cup.
Full name: Julius Efosa Aghahowa
Born: 12/02/1982, Benin City, Nigeria
Clubs: Bendel Insurance (1998-1999), Espérance (1999-2000), Shakhtar Donetsk (2000-2007), Wigan Athletic (2007-2008), Kayserispor (2008-2009), Shakhtar Donetsk (2009-2012), Sevastopol (loan, 2010-2011)
International: 32 apps, 14 goals (2000-2007)
Position: Striker
Honours:
  • Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 (1): 2000
  • Ukrainian Premier League (4): 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010
  • Ukrainian Cup (2): 2002, 2004