Joseph Yobo

Born: September 6, 1980 (age 37)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Kono, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Centre-back
Nigeria's national football team defender Joseph Yobo looks on during a press conference in Rustenburg on February 1, 2013
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Career History
Youth1997-1998Standard Liege
Senior1998-2001Standard Liege
2001-2003Marseille
→ 2002-2003Everton (loan)
2003-2012Everton
→ 2010-2012Fenerbahce (loan)
2012-2014Fenerbahce
→ 2014Norwich City (loan)
International2001-2014Nigeria
Sports Mole has 63 articles about Joseph Yobo. Articles 1 to 40:
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Defender Joseph Yobo keen to return to football after months out
Former Everton and Norwich City defender Joseph Yobo says that he is keen to return to professional football after six months without a club.
Feb 14, 17:23
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Steven Gerrard's 10 Merseyside derby goals
Sports Mole looks back on the 10 goals that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has scored in Merseyside derbies.
Sep 28, 10:52
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Joseph Yobo surprised by reports of Arsenal interest
Joseph Yobo reveals that the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal are wide of the mark.
Sep 25, 04:54
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Arsenal 'eyeing free agents Joseph Yobo, Diego Lugano'
Arsenal are reportedly targeting Diego Lugano and Joseph Yobo to plug their defensive holes.
Sep 18, 00:19
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OTD: Wayne Rooney scores first Manchester United goal at Goodison Park
Nine years ago today, Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Goodison Park as a Manchester United player.
Aug 13, 09:04
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Nigeria deny Stephen Keshi resignation
Nigeria's Football Federation denies reports that coach Stephen Keshi has offered his resignation following their World Cup exit on Monday.
Jul 1, 21:18
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Blaise Matuidi apologises to Ogenyi Onazi for mistimed tackle
France midfielder apologises to Nigeria's Ogenyi Onazi for the challenge that ended his game.
Jul 1, 00:40
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi steps down following France defeat
Nigeria boss Stephen Keshi becomes the sixth manager to leave his post at the World Cup.
Jul 1, 00:21
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France coach Didier Deschamps 'proud' of Nigeria scalp
France coach Didier Deschamps lavishes praise on his players following their World Cup victory over Nigeria.
Jun 30, 23:14
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Nigeria's Joseph Yobo announces international retirement
Joseph Yobo announces his retirement from international football following Nigeria's 2-0 defeat against France at the World Cup.
Jun 30, 22:03
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Player Ratings: France 2-0 Nigeria
Sports Mole's player ratings from France's 2-0 win over Nigeria.
Jun 30, 20:49
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Match Analysis: France 2-0 Nigeria
Sports Mole analyses the World Cup last-16 match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
Jun 30, 19:50
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Result: France down Nigeria to reach World Cup quarter-finals
France advance to the quarter-finals of the World Cup and knock out Nigeria thanks to second-half goals from Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann.
Jun 30, 18:52
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Live Commentary: France 2-0 Nigeria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the World Cup last 16 match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
Jun 30, 16:00
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John Obi Mikel praises 'inspirational' Joseph Yobo
Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel hails captain Joseph Yobo following his landmark 100th appearance for the country.
Jun 30, 11:35
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Joseph Yobo: 'Nigeria not afraid of France'
Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo tells his teammates that they have nothing to be afraid of when they play France in the second round of the World Cup.
Jun 29, 11:20
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Joseph Yobo: 'Nigeria focussed on France clash'
Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo says that he is only concentrating on his country's World Cup match against France, despite a row over bonuses.
Jun 27, 17:08
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Joseph Yobo: 'Nigeria going places'
Nigeria's veteran defender Joseph Yobo reveals that he believes his side are going places after managing to reach the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 26, 16:03
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Player Ratings: Nigeria 2-3 Argentina
Sports Mole looks at which players impressed during Argentina's 3-2 victory over Nigeria in the World Cup this evening.
Jun 25, 20:44
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Match Analysis: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sports Mole analyses the World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cuiaba.
Jun 22, 01:52
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Live Commentary: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.
Jun 21, 22:00
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Championship players at the World Cup: June 18
Sports Mole checks in with the Championship players on show at the World Cup in Brazil.
Jun 18, 20:45
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Joseph Yobo happy to be underdogs at World Cup
Joseph Yobo claims that Nigeria are happy to avoid any attention heading into the World Cup.
Jun 7, 04:33
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FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Nigerian footballers of all time
As part of the countdown to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Sports Mole takes a look at the top 10 players in the history of Nigeria.
May 17, 12:51
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Preview: Norwich City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Norwich and Arsenal at Carrow Road, where only a mathematical miracle will save the Canaries from relegation.
May 9, 17:00
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Preview: Manchester United vs. Norwich City
Sports Mole previews Man United's first game since the sacking of David Moyes as Ryan Giggs and his team host relegation-threatened Norwich City at Old Trafford.
Apr 24, 21:15
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Team News: Gary Hooper returns to Norwich City team for West Bromwich Albion visit
Gary Hooper returns to the Norwich City team for Saturday's meeting with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
Apr 5, 14:17
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Preview: Norwich vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Norwich and West Brom as the Baggies look to pick up crucial points against a side unbeaten in seven home games.
Apr 3, 17:11
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Team News: Swansea City make one change for Norwich City visit
Swansea City make one change to their starting lineup for this afternoon's Premier League match against Norwich City.
Mar 29, 14:16
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Match Analysis: Norwich City 2-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Norwich City's 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Carrow Road in the Premier League.
Mar 22, 17:25
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Result: Southampton hold off late Norwich City comeback
Southampton nearly throw away a three-goal lead but survive late strikes from Johan Elmander and Robert Snodgrass to beat Norwich 4-2 at St Mary's Stadium.
Mar 15, 16:56
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Team News: Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Sebastien Bassong dropped by Norwich City
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton drops captain Sebastien Bassong and club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel for their trip to Southampton, who make two changes.
Mar 15, 14:53
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Preview: Norwich City vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Norwich and Stoke at Carrow Road as both teams look to put distance between themselves and the bottom three.
Mar 6, 20:35
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Joseph Yobo withdraws from Nigeria squad
An "unspecified strain" forces Norwich City centre-back Joseph Yobo to withdraw from the Nigeria squad to face Mexico.
Mar 4, 15:26
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Joseph Yobo motivated by relegation battle
Norwich City defender Joseph Yobo admits that he is looking forward to the team's battle to stay in the Premier League.
Feb 18, 15:29
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Result: West Ham United see off Norwich City
West Ham United beat Norwich City 2-0 in their Premier League match at Upton Park.
Feb 11, 21:40
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Match Analysis: Norwich City 0-0 Manchester City
Sports Mole takes a look at the key talking points from the goalless draw between Norwich City and Manchester City.
Feb 8, 17:24
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Result: Manchester City slip up at Norwich City
Manchester City drop two points away at Norwich City as they are held to a goalless draw in the Premier League.
Feb 8, 16:55
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Half-Time Report: Goalless at Carrow Road between Norwich City, Manchester City
The first half of the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road ends goalless.
Feb 8, 15:48
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Team News: Manchester City's Martin Demichelis moves to central defence against Norwich City
Martin Demichelis moves from midfield into defence for Manchester City against Norwich City, who make four changes to their lineup.
Feb 8, 14:18

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