Football's greatest number 10s of the 1990s
No.1 Jay-Jay Okocha
If you were going to name the Greatest African footballer on talent alone, then Jay-Jay Okocha would probably be number one in the list. The Nigerian midfielder was outragously talented, right up there with the likes of Ronaldinho when it came to producing moments of magic with the ball that seemed to defy belief However, despite his talent Okacha never actually won the African Footballer of the Year Award and his list of honours is disappointingly thin, but one thing's for sure - Jay-Jay Okocha will be remembered by football fans across the globe for the sheer joy he brought to everyone who witnessed his incredible skills.
On Jay-Jay Okocha’s birthday, a reminder of the time he robbed Oliver Kahn and the entire Karlsruhe defence of their dignity.— A Funny Old Game (@sid_lambert) August 14, 2021
Have a heart, pal. Those men had families.pic.twitter.com/QqfsqwYogp
No.2 Abédi Pelé
Fantastic attacking midfielder who really came to prominence in the early 1990s as part of that exciting Marseille team who wowed fans across France and Europe with their swashbuckling brand of football. Making up Le Trio Magique alongside Jean-Pierre Papin and Chris Waddle, Abédi Pelé would be the only one of the three still at the club when it won the inaugural Champions League in 1993.