|Date of birth||23 October 1963|
|Place of birth||Kaduna, Nigeria|
|Date of death||4 May 2012(aged 48)|
|Place of death||Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Rashidi Yekini (23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012) was a Nigerian professional footballer who played as a Forward. He is the all-time top goalscorer for his nation. He was widely considered as one of the best football players in Africa.
Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international footballer, and represented the nation in seven big tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.
References[change | change source]
- Nigerian football legend, Rashidi Yekini, dies at 49; The Times of Nigeria, 4 May 2012
- "Obituary: Rashidi Yekini (1963–2012)". Yahoo Sports. 4 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- Nigeria: Legendary footballer, Rashidi Yekini dies at 48; All Africa, 5 May 2012