Joseph Yobo

Joseph Yobo

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Joseph Yobo

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Joseph Yobo (born 6 September 1980 in Kono, Nigeria) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League side Everton. He is also an international for the Nigerian national team, for which he has 81 caps and currently captains.

Club career

Yobo was born in Kono, but he grew up in Port Harcourt and is close friends with Crewe Alexandra player George Abbey with whom he grew up.

Yobo left Nigeria to join Standard Liège in 1998. He made his first team debut in 2000, and went on to appear 46 times. In 2001, he was bought by Marseille.

Everton

Soon after making his debut, Yobo was loaned to Tenerife. After around nine months, Yobo returned to Marseille, before joining Everton, again on loan, in July 2002. A £1 million fee was required to register the player, and he became the first signing of David Moyes.

Yobo became one of the most consistent players in the Everton squad, and was one of only seven...
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