Yeah, we know that the EPL, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue, etc on the topmost conversations right now, still we wanted you to remember of of Nigeria’s heroes so we dug up so fun facts about the Nigerian football legend, Finidi George. Cool right? Let’s get to it already…
1. Did you know Finidi means “future full of sun?”
No? Now you know.
2. He was scouted to join Ajax during a Super Eagles training camp in Holland
He won eight major trophies with Ajax including three Dutch League titles, two Dutch Super cups, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup. Finidi broke into the Ajax team due to an injury to a first team player and then went on to become a key member of the famous 1995 Louis Van Gaal treble winning team.
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3. He made his Super Eagles debut in 1991 with 3 assists for late Rashidi Yekini and one goal in a 7-1 win over Burkina Faso.
4. He appeared in four African cup of nations for Nigeria, winning gold in Tunisia 1994, and 2 World Cups in USA 94 and France 98.
5. He won the Nigerian league title with Iwuanyanwu Nationale in 1990.
6. He retired from playing football after an illustrious 15 year career
Here’s a bonus fact: Finidi was nicknamed “The Gazelle” during his playing days at Ajax.
I’m sure you were quite surprised at some of the facts listed here. Drop your thoughts in the comment section on which of the seven or eight (if you wish) you never knew about.