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Yobo playing for Fenerbahçe in 2012
Personal information
Full name Joseph Michael Yobo
Date of birth 6 September 1980 (1980-09-06) (age 41)
Place of birth Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
Height 1.88 m
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)
2001–2002 Tenerife (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2003 Everton (loan) 24 (0)
2003–2012 Everton 196 (8)
2010–2012 Fenerbahçe (loan) 69 (2)
2012–2014 Fenerbahçe 21 (1)
2014 Norwich City (loan) 8 (0)
Total 387 (13)
National team
2001–2014 Nigeria 101 (7)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
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
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2001/02 Olympique Marseille Division 1 23 0 - - - 23 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2001/02 Tenerife Segunda División 0 0 - - - 0 0
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
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

Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
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
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