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Utaka, Okocha, Taiwo, Martins Are Nigerian Players In Odemwingie’s Top 11

Former Super Eagles winger and EPL star, Osaze Odemwingie chose career first starting XI in the Premier League including five stars from the Nigeria Super Eagles.

AllNews understands that Odemwinngie concentrated on naming players who played in the "best league" in the world which according to him is the English Premier League.

Osazie, 39, played in West Bromwich, Cardiff City, Bristol City, and Stoke City ending his career at second-tier Rotherham United 

He scored 125 goals in over 414 appearances for club football, 20 goals for country - Russia, and Nigeria in a career spanning across 18 years.

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Starting XI

GK: Asmir Begović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Asmir Begović is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club AFC Bournemouth and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. Begović started his professional career with English club Portsmouth, signing for them in the summer of 2003

Centre Back: Robert Huth (Germany)

Robert Huth is a German former professional footballer who played as a centre-back. He is a three-time Premier League winner and has made the most Premier League appearances by a German player. 

Centre-Back: Craig Dawson

Craig Dawson is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club West Ham United, on loan from Watford. He has previously played for Radcliffe Borough, Bolton Wanderers, Rochdale and West Bromwich Albion.

Right Back: Glen Johnson

Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson is an English former professional footballer who played predominantly as a right back. Johnson began his career at West Ham United, spending time on loan at Millwall, and was signed by Chelsea for a £6 million fee after West Ham's relegation in 2003.

Left-Back: Taye Taiwo (Nigerian)

Taye Ismaila Taiwo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defender for United Premier Soccer League club Palm Beach Stars.

Defensive Midfielder: Stephen Nzonzi (France)

Steven Nkemboanza Mike Christopher Nzonzi is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for French club Rennes, on loan from Italian club Roma, and the French national team.

Attacking/Central Midfielder: Jay Jay Okocha (Nigerian)

Augustine Azuka "Jay-Jay" Okocha is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Attacking/Central Midfielder: Chris Brunt

Christopher Colin Brunt is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays for Championship club Bristol City.

A versatile player, Brunt has featured primarily as a left winger, but can also operate as a left back or attacking midfielder.

Right Wing: John Utaka (Nigerian)

John Chukwudi Utaka is a former Nigerian footballer who played as a striker and is currently a youth coach at Montpellier HSC. He is the older brother of fellow professional footballer Peter Utaka.

Left Wing: Yakubu Ayegbeni

Yakubu Ayegbeni, known as Yakubu, is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Centre Forward: Martin Obafemi (Nigerian)

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall as a forward. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe.

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