Twitter reaction former Super Eagles striker Julius Aghahowa who turns 39 on this day 12 February.
Former Bendel Insurance goal poacher was famous for his acrobatic goal celebrations during his playing day at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium before leaving Benin City to join Esperance Sportive de Tunis in Tunisia in 1999 after his performance with Flying Eagles.
Aghahowa also played for Shakhtar Donetsk, Wigan Athletic, Kayserispor, and Sevastopol before announced his retirement from professional football in April 2013.
The Benin-born star scored 14 goals for the Nigerian national team, including their only goal at the 2002 World Cup against Sweden and he became Nigeria’s top goalscorer at the 2002 African Nations Cup as they finished with a bronze medal in the tournament.
FIFA have joined CAF, UEFA, NFF and many others to sent birthday messages via their social media handle to celebrate Nigerian legend Aghahowa as he clocks 39 on 12 February.
Happy birthday to a man who’s always known how to celebrate: Julius Aghahowa #HBD | @NGSuperEagles | #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/eOyv3Sy6BR
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) February 12, 2021
An iconic celebration!
Happy birthday to @NGSuperEagles‘ Julius Aghahowa! pic.twitter.com/4wbw5QN5vo
— #TotalAFCONU20 (@CAF_Online) February 12, 2021
Happy birthday Julius Aghahowa. Thank you for the memories pic.twitter.com/xE5AVvXmIh
— The NFF (@thenff) February 12, 2021
#UCL #LdC Bon OK, ce but n’est pas terrible… Mais attendez de voir la célébration
HB au bondissant Julius Aghahowa, 3⃣9⃣ ans aujourd’hui pic.twitter.com/2Rad4LEnko
— L’UEFA (@UEFAcom_fr) February 12, 2021
Julius Aghahowa ou l’art de la célébration renversante !pic.twitter.com/DfaRxwHiTy
— Goal France (@GoalFrance) February 12, 2021
Happy Birthday to former Super Eagles forward, Julius Aghahowa. pic.twitter.com/vr30HQyHlZ
— EaglesTracker – The home of Nigerian Footballers (@EaglesTrackerNG) February 12, 2021
Who remember when the used to put pictures of this man in packet of Knockout (US BANGER) back then. JULIUS AGHAHOWA the back flip king aka AGAWONDER. Happy Birthday Agawonder! @JuliusAga pic.twitter.com/dPT5zYHzjQ
— Jeff Daniel (@Jeffanfield) February 12, 2021
Selamat ulang tahun Julius Aghahowa… Beliau adalah penyerang yg selalu kuandalkan di Master League Winning Eleven…
— Herjuna Yusitratama (@juno_tama) February 12, 2021
Happy Birthday to Julius Aghahowa and one of the greatest celebrations in @FIFAWorldCuphistory!pic.twitter.com/1xfzStgrml
— Philip Alimo (@alimo_philip) February 12, 2021
There’s been many iconic celebrations at the World Cup, but this iconic Julius Aghahowa somersault may just be the best of the lot.
Happy 38th Birthday https://t.co/2BpwWUeEDS
— Goal South Africa (@GoalcomSA) February 12, 2021
Happy Birthday Julius Aghahowa
— Tops Design (@TheAdepoju) February 12, 2021
Happy Birthday to former Nigeria striker Julius Aghahowa. Watch a compilation of all his AFCON goals.pic.twitter.com/qkbMk4UrtT
— AfricaFootballClassics (@AfricaClassic) February 12, 2021
Happy Birthday Julius Aghahowa:
• goal digger and somersault pioneer
• His are legendary:
vs Senegal at AFCON 2000
vs Senegal at AFCON 2002
vs Sweden at 2002 WC
• A special chapter will be dedicated to him, anytime AFCON history is written. pic.twitter.com/lCcLw5o4Vw
— FAST TRACK (@FastTrackNaija) February 12, 2021
Happy Birthday to @JuliusAghahowa. That’s your acrobatic goal celebration is still fresh in mind. https://t.co/jZMZN6LSYi
— Dodzi Kwami Avuletey (@akwamidodzi) February 12, 2021
There was a Julius Aghahowa for the Super Eagles of Nigeria . https://t.co/173EvaxSQt
— COACH UDOFIA UKPONG (@CoachUdofia) February 12, 2021
Happy birthday former @NGSuperEaglesstriker to Julius Aghahowa aka Aghawonder
He gave us the most acrobatic celebration in #WorldCup history #Fmpic.twitter.com/gNmNcKSdYF
— Football411 (@football411ng) February 12, 2021
Thanks Julius Aghahowa for the memories! https://t.co/dYtXoylIau
— Ayodele Bello, EPt (@bodman247) February 12, 2021
The real Super Eagles.
Happy Birthday to Julius Aghahowa.
— Pan African Football (@panafricanfoot) February 12, 2021