Joseph Yobo

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Joseph Yobo
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Yobo playing for Fenerbahçe in 2012
Personal information
Full name Joseph Michael Yobo[1]
Date of birth (1980-09-06) 6 September 1980 (age 40)[2]
Place of birth Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1996–1997 Michellin-Harcourt
1997–1998 Standard Liège
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Standard Liège 46 (2)
2001–2003 Marseille 23 (0)
2001–2002Tenerife (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2003Everton (loan) 24 (0)
2003–2012 Everton 196 (8)
2010–2012Fenerbahçe (loan) 69 (2)
2012–2014 Fenerbahçe 21 (1)
2014Norwich City (loan) 8 (0)
Total 387 (13)
National team
2001–2014 Nigeria 101[4] (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Yobo (born 6 September 1980) is a Nigerian football player who plays for Everton in the Premier League.

He is a defender who normally plays in the centre, but can play on the right of defence or in midfield.

He signed from French side Olympique Marseille in 2001 and has become a favourite at Everton ever since.

He is the Everton vice-captain and first captained Everton against Larissas in a 3-1 victory in the UEFA Cup, replacing the injured Phil Neville.

Yobo is also captain of the national Nigerian side.

When he first joined Everton he wore the number 20 on his shirt, but this changed to 4 when Alan Stubbs left for Sunderland

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
BelgiumLeague Belgian Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
1997/98 Standard Liège First Division 0 0 - - - 0 0
1998/99 0 0 - - - 0 0
1999/00 18 0 - - - 18 0
2000/01 30 2 - - - 30 2
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2001/02 Olympique Marseille Division 1 23 0 - - - 23 0
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
2001/02 Tenerife Segunda División 0 0 - - - 0 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2002/03 Everton Premier League 24 0 0 0 2 0 - 26 0
2003/04 28 2 1 0 2 0 - 31 2
2004/05 27 0 3 0 3 0 - 33 0
2005/06 29 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 34 2
2006/07 38 2 1 0 1 0 - 40 2
2007/08 30 1 0 0 2 0 7 0 39 1
2008/09 26 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 29 1
2009/10
Country Belgium 48 2 - - - 48 2
France 23 0 - - - 23 0
Spain 0 0 - - - 0 0
England 202 7 5 0 12 0 13 1 232 8
Total 273 9 5 0 12 0 13 1 303 10

International career statistics[change | change source]

Nigeria national team
YearAppsGoals
2001 7 0
2002 12 0
2003 3 0
2004 10 2
2005 5 0
2006 7 0
2007 3 0
2008 10 2
2009 5 0
2010
Total 62 4

See also[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joseph Michael Yobo" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 448. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  3. Jackson, Jamie (7 September 2003). "Yobo in power play". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 22 July 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
  4. http://eaglecity.blogspot.com/2014/06/joseph-yobo-questions-and-yet-four.html?spref=tw
  5. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Joseph Yobo". www.national-football-teams.com.