Yakubu

Born: November 22, 1982 (age 34)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Benin City, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Striker
Yakubu
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:
Yakubu of Blackburn Rovers looks dejected after his team was relegated at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on May 7, 2012
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
Yakubu of Blackburn Rovers looks dejected after his team was relegated at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on May 7, 2012
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
Yakubu of Blackburn Rovers looks dejected after his team was relegated at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on May 7, 2012
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
Blackburn Rovers' Nigerian forward Yakubu (2L) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal at Ewood Park, Blackburn, north-west England on September 17, 2011
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
Matej Vydra of Watford celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford at Amex Stadium on April 25, 2015
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
Yakubu of Portsmouth celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premiership match between Portsmouth and Southampton at Fratton Park on April 24, 2005
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
Arsenal players celebrate victory with the trophy after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014
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
Matt Ritchie of Bournemouth celebrates with Callum Wilson as he scores their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Derby County at Goldsands Stadium on February 10, 2015
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
Reading manager Steve Clarke during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading at The Amex Stadium on December 26, 2014
Preview: Reading vs. Blackburn Rovers
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Reading and Blackburn Rovers at the Madejski Stadium.
Apr 9, 17:42
Blackpool players huddle during the FA Cup Third Round match against Aston Villa at Villa Park on January 4, 2015
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
Tony McMahon of Blackpool in action during the FA Cup Third Round Match between Aston Villa and Blackpool at Villa Park on January 4, 2015
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
Reading manager Steve Clarke during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading at The Amex Stadium on December 26, 2014
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
Middlesbroughs Patrick Bamford celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium on November 22, 2014
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
Garath McCleary of Reading celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the FA Cup Quarter Final Replay match between Reading and Bradford City at Madejski Stadium on March 16, 2015
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
Wigan Athletic Manager Malky Mackay gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium on November 22, 2014
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
James Perch of Wigan Athletic tackles Jobi McAnuff of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Reading at DW Stadium on April 18, 2014
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
Yakubu of Reading scores their second goal during the FA Cup fifth round tie between Derby County and Reading at iPro Stadium on February 14, 2015
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
Yakubu of Blackburn Rovers looks dejected after his team was relegated at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on May 7, 2012
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
Yakubu of Reading scores their second goal during the FA Cup fifth round tie between Derby County and Reading at iPro Stadium on February 14, 2015
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
Derby County's English manager Steve McClaren stands on the sideline during the English Championship Play Off final football match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at Wembley Stadium in London on May 24, 2014
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
Hal Robson-Kanu of Reading (9) celebrates as he score their first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Derby County and Reading at iPro Stadium on February 14, 2015
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
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard in action during a friendly match against Yokohama F.Marinos on July 23, 2013
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
Hal Robson-Kanu of Reading (9) celebrates as he score their first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Derby County and Reading at iPro Stadium on February 14, 2015
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
Thomas Ince of Derby County celebrates with Richard Keogh and Will Hughes as he scores their first and equalising goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Derby County at Goldsands Stadium on February 10, 2015
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
Luke Murphy of Leeds United reacts after being sent off during the Capital One Cup second round match between Bradford City and Leeds United at Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade on August 27, 2014
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
Jem Karacan of Reading celebrates with team mates after scoring the teams second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading v Watford at The Madejski Stadium on August 17, 2013
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
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett on August 10, 2014
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
Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on February 6, 2010
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
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett looks on prior to the Pre Season Friendly match between Oxford United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Kassam Stadium on July 29, 2014
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
Yakubu of Blackburn Rovers looks dejected after his team was relegated at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on May 7, 2012
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
Yakubu, then of Blackburn Rovers, scores a penalty against Manchester United on December 31, 2011.
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
Liverpool's Andy Carroll celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Blackburn during the Premier League match on April 10, 2012
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
Yakubu, then of Blackburn Rovers, scores a penalty against Manchester United on December 31, 2011.
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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