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Joseph Yobo Player Profile

Joseph Yobo Player Profile
Joseph Yobo
Date of Birth:Sep 6, 1980 (Age 36)
Place of Birth:Kono
Nationality: Nigeria
Height:182 cm.
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Joseph Yobo - Nigeria
Joseph Yobo has been as constant as the North Star in the defence of the Super Eagles since he made his debut in 2001 and capped it with a very impressive appearance at the World Cup in 2002. He sent in the cross that was headed home by Julius Aghahowa in the 2-1 loss to Sweden for Nigeria’s only goal of the tournament.

Yobo scored very important goals in the qualification run of the Super Eagles to the World Cup. Even though he is vice captain, he has played as captain of the Nigerians for a long time in many cases where Nwankwo Kanu has been started from the bench.

Yobo’s form at club level has been very impressive where he has held his place in central defence since he was brought by Everton coach Doavid Moyes to the Merseyside club in 2002. He played every minute of every game for the Toffees in the 2006-07 season.

Did you know?

Yobo, who never played in the Nigerian league, married Nigerian beauty queen Adaeze Igwe in a very quiet and guarded ceremony while his country prepared to compete at the Nations Cup in Angola.

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