Joseph Yobo

Where is Joseph Yobo now?

Everton’s former Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo retired from playing in 2014 after four years playing in the Turkish Süper Lig with Fenerbahce.

Starting his professional career in 1998 with Belgian side Standard Liege, he went onto make over 400 first team appearances for six clubs including spells in Spain with Tenerife and France with Marseille.

The majority of his playing years were spent at Everton where he became one of the most consistent players in their squad between 2000 and 2010 and became the first African to captain the side when he took the armband for a UEFA Cup game against Greek side Larissa.

On the international stage Yobo was captain of the Nigeria national side winning a total of 101 caps and playing in three FIFA World Cup finals and six African Cup of Nations tournaments.

 
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Upon retiring from playing Yobo pursued various interests in his native Nigeria including his own football academy and charitable foundation.

He also dipped his toe in broadcasting and spent time working as a pundit for South Africa broadcaster SuperSport’s coverage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

In February 2020 he landed his first coaching role when he was appointed assistant coach of the Nigeria national side. The appointment raised eyebrows from many as he hadn’t obtained any coaching badges, however the Nigerian Football Federation defended their decision saying that he would be able to provide leadership and mentorship for their young team.

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Joseph Yobo: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNigeria
PositionDefender
Appearances228
Goals Scored8
Yellow Cards8
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forEverton, Norwich City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com