Jay Jay Okocha named in top 10 Premier League cult heroes

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Ex-England striker, Alan Shearer, has included Ex-Super Eagles captain, Jay-Jay Okocha, in his top 10 Premier League cult heroes.

The list was made public as part of the Match of the Day podcast, alongside Gary Lineker and Micah Richards.

It is made up of players usually forgotten by neutrals, but loved by supporters.

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Cult heroes are revered by fans even years after their departure.

Shearer, who played for Newcastle United in the Premier League, explains his decisions on picking Okocha who was part of an influx of legendary players that signed for Bolton Wanderers, when Sam Allardyce was in charge.

Arriving from PSG in 2002, Okocha scored seven goals in his debut season and eventually led the Trotters to the League Cup final in 2004.

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Shearer said: “He made the difficult things look easy – I must’ve tried that flicking over heads a million times and it’s never come off once. Gifted, natural ability, superb player.”

Alan Shearer’s top 10 cult heroes are: 1.Eric Cantona, 2. Matt Le Tissier, 3. Paul Gascoigne, 4. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 5. Paulo di Canio, 6. Jay-Jay Okocha, 7. Mario Balotelli, 8. Chris Waddle, 9. David Ginola, 10. Faustino Asprilla.

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