Yakubu

Born: November 22, 1982 (age 35)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Benin City, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Striker
Yakubu
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Career History
Senior2003-2005Portsmouth
2005-2007Middlesbrough
2007-2011Everton
→ 2011Leicester City (loan)
2011-2012Blackburn Rovers
Sports Mole has 119 articles about Yakubu. Articles 1 to 40:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Yakubu: 'Things can get better at Coventry City'
Yakubu says that things can improve at Coventry City after he signed a deal to try to help the Sky Blues to safety in League One.
Feb 14, 16:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Coventry City bring in former Everton striker Yakubu on short-term deal
Much-travelled striker Yakubu earns a short-term contract with League One strugglers Coventry City after impressing during his trial spell.
Feb 13, 14:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Coventry City boss Russell Slade calls on Yakubu to impress
Coventry City boss Russell Slade wants Yakubu to show his goalscoring pedigree in order to win a full-time contract with the League One outfit.
Feb 7, 18:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On This Day: Blackburn Rovers edge Arsenal in seven-goal thriller
Sports Mole looks back at Blackburn Rovers' 4-3 win over Arsenal at Ewood Park on September 17, 2011.
Sep 17, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Matej Vydra to wear No.7 shirt at Reading
Reading confirm that loan signing Matej Vydra will wear the No.7 shirt, while Lucas Piazon and Ola John will respectively wear 17 and 20.
Sep 4, 10:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On This Day: Portsmouth thrash Harry Redknapp's Southampton
On this day 10 years ago, Portsmouth thrash Southampton 4-1 just months after losing manager Harry Redknapp to their South Coast rivals.
Apr 24, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Arsenal vs. Reading
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup semi-final between holders Arsenal and Championship side Reading, who have never previously reached the final of the competition.
Apr 16, 16:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Matt Ritchie fit enough to start for Bournemouth at Reading
Matt Ritchie, Callum Wilson and Marc Pugh all overcome injuries to start for Bournemouth in their Championship clash away at Reading.
Apr 14, 19:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Reading vs. Blackburn Rovers
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Reading and Blackburn Rovers at the Madejski Stadium.
Apr 9, 17:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Blackpool hold Reading to draw
Relegated Blackpool hold Reading to a 1-1 draw in Tuesday evening's Championship clash at Bloomfield Road.
Apr 7, 21:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Blackpool ahead against Reading
Blackpool lead Reading 1-0 at the break in Tuesday evening's Championship clash at Bloomfield Road.
Apr 7, 20:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Four changes for Reading in Blackpool clash
Reading boss Steve Clarke makes four changes to his team to take on Blackpool in his side's Championship clash at Bloomfield Road.
Apr 7, 19:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole previews Good Friday's Championship meeting between promotion-chasing Middlesbrough and relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic at the Riverside.
Apr 1, 20:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Charlton Athletic vs. Reading
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Saturday's Championship meeting between Charlton Athletic and Reading.
Mar 19, 17:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Harry Maguire, Jason Pearce handed Wigan Athletic debuts
Malky Mackay hands Wigan Athletic debuts to two players for tonight's trip to face Reading, while a third player will make his first start for the Latics.
Feb 17, 19:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Reading vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole gazes ahead to Tuesday night's Championship match as relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic travel to improving Reading.
Feb 16, 18:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Reading's Yakubu targets first FA Cup Wembley appearance
Yakubu targets his first Wembley appearance in the FA Cup final with Reading after helping the Championship side reach the quarter-finals.
Feb 16, 06:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Reading boss Steve Clarke hails Yakubu impact
Reading boss Steve Clarke hails January signing Yakubu following his winning goal against Derby in the FA Cup fifth round.
Feb 15, 11:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Reading striker Yakubu delighted with winning strike in FA Cup victory
Reading striker Yakubu admits that he is elated to notch his first goal for the club as he fired them into the last eight of the FA Cup with the winner against Derby.
Feb 14, 17:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Derby County manager Steve McClaren upbeat despite FA Cup defeat
Derby County manager Steve McClaren praises his players for their attacking approach during their FA Cup defeat to Reading.
Feb 14, 17:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Yakubu fires Reading into FA Cup quarter-finals
Yakubu scores his first goal for Reading to give them a 2-1 victory at Derby County as the Royals progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Feb 14, 17:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Jesse Lingard, Stephen Warnock make Derby County debuts in FA Cup
Derby include debutants Jesse Lingard and Stephen Warnock in their starting XI to face Reading in the FA Cup fifth round.
Feb 14, 14:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Derby County 1-2 Reading - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of Reading's FA Cup fifth-round win over Derby at the iPro Stadium as Yakubu pops up with the winning goal.
Feb 14, 14:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Derby County vs. Reading
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup last-16 tie between Championship rivals Derby County and Reading at the iPro Stadium.
Feb 12, 17:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Goals from Luke Murphy, Sam Byram give Leeds United precious win
Neil Redfearn's Leeds United grab a big win against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
Feb 10, 21:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Reading without captain Jem Karacan for Leeds United clash
Reading captain Jem Karacan misses out through injury as Reading face Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium.
Feb 10, 19:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Five changes for Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of Reading clash
Wolves make five changes ahead of their Championship clash against unchanged Reading at Molineux.
Feb 7, 14:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Dirk Kuyt heads Liverpool past Everton in fiery encounter
On this day in 2010 Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Everton in a pulsating Merseyside derby.
Feb 6, 08:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Reading
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between playoff-chasing Wolves and Reading at Molineux.
Feb 5, 17:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Yakubu links up with Reading
Yakubu has reportedly made a return to English football with Reading having passed a medical at the club.
Feb 2, 14:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Harry Redknapp keen on Yakubu
Harry Redknapp weighs up bringing Yakubu to Queens Park Rangers in January, according to reports.
Dec 29, 01:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Andy Carroll nets winner for Liverpool against Blackburn Rovers
On this day in 2012, Andy Carroll scores a last-minute winner to earn 10-man Liverpool a 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers.
Apr 10, 10:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Blackburn Rovers win at Old Trafford
Two years ago today, Blackburn Rovers win by the odd goal in five away at Manchester United.
Dec 31, 09:56
Yakubu
Yakubu scores on China debut
Nigerian striker Yakubu scores on his Chinese debut for Guangzhou R&F.
Jul 15, 17:03
Yakubu
Yakubu: 'Money not a factor in China move'
Former Blackburn striker Yakubu claims that his move to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F was not motivated by money.
Jul 11, 11:59
Michael Olsson
Martin Olsson hands in transfer request?
Martin Olsson looks likely to depart Blackburn Rovers this summer after reportedly handing in a transfer request.
Jun 30, 05:13
Yakubu
Yakubu to fly to China ahead of move to Guangzhou R&F
Blackburn Rovers forward Yakubu is reportedly close to completing a transfer to Guangzhou R&F after flying out to China today.
Jun 25, 09:53
Ewood Park
Shebby Singh admits Blackburn Rovers may lose stars
Blackburn Rovers director of football Shebby Singh concedes that the club is likely to lose some its star players this summer, but he is confident that the squad's younger players can fill any gaps left in the side.
Jun 23, 00:33
Yakubu
Yakubu nears Guangzhou R&F move
Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu nears a move to Chinese side Guangzhou R&F, according to the club's vice president.
Jun 21, 01:52
Anthony Gardner
Agent: 'Far East clubs want Anthony Gardner'
The agent of former Tottenham Hotspur defender Anthony Gardner claims that his client is a transfer target of clubs in the Far East.
Jun 19, 16:41

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