Joseph Yobo

Date of birth06 September 1980
Place of birthKono
NationalityNigerian
Weight76 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

One of the younger members in the Nigerian squad at the 2002 World Cup finals, Joseph was also a member of the team that reached the Quarter Final of the World Under-20 Championships in 1999 and then moved to Europe.

He started at Michelin - a club in Port Harcourt owned by the tyre manufactuers - then moved to Belgium in 1998 to play for Standard Liege before joining Olympique Marseille in the summer of 2001.

A versatile player who began as a striker, he is mostly used in a wide position either in defence or midfield.

Joseph's contract at Everton was extended to June 2010 in July 2006 then to June 2014 in May 2009.

His elder brother Albert has also played in Europe for Auxerre, Osnabruck, Grazer AK and Zwolle.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Michelin 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1998
Standard Liège 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 2001
Olympique Marseille 01 Jul 2001 22 May 2003
Tenerife 24 Aug 2001 24 Sep 2001 L
Everton 06 Aug 2002 21 May 2003 L
Everton 22 May 2003 04 Aug 2012
Fenerbahçe 31 Aug 2010 31 May 2011 L
Fenerbahçe 05 Sep 2011 31 May 2012 L
Fenerbahçe 04 Aug 2012
Norwich City 30 Jan 2014 31 May 2014 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Standard Liège Jupiler League 26
4
2
2
2001-02 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 23
4
2002-03 Everton League Cup 2
2002-03 Everton Premier League 22
2
1
2003-04 Everton FA Cup
1
1
2003-04 Everton League Cup 2
2003-04 Everton Premier League 27
1
2
2004-05 Everton FA Cup 3
2004-05 Everton League Cup 3
1
2004-05 Everton Premier League 19
8
1
2005-06 Everton League Cup 1
2005-06 Everton Premier League 29
1
1
2005-06 Everton UEFA Champions League 2
2005-06 Everton UEFA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Everton FA Cup 1
2006-07 Everton League Cup 1
2006-07 Everton Premier League 38
2
3
2007-08 Everton League Cup 2
2007-08 Everton Premier League 29
1
1
2007-08 Everton UEFA Cup 7
3
2008-09 Everton FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Everton League Cup 1
2008-09 Everton Premier League 26
1
1
2
2008-09 Everton UEFA Cup 1
1
2009-10 Everton Premier League 14
3
1
2
2009-10 Everton UEFA Europa League 6
1
2012-13 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 2
2012-13 Fenerbahçe UEFA Europa League 10
1
2013-14 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 3
2013-14 Norwich City Premier League 8


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Aug 2000 Harelbeke v Standard Liège W 3-4 Jupiler League 1
19 Aug 2000 Standard Liège v La Louviere W 3-0 Jupiler League 2
25 Aug 2000 Germinal Beerschot v Standard Liège L 1-0 Jupiler League 3
06 Sep 2000 Standard Liège v Club Brugge L 0-4 Jupiler League 4
09 Sep 2000 Mechelen v Standard Liège W 0-4 Jupiler League 5
16 Sep 2000 Standard Liège v Eendracht Aalst W 7-0 Jupiler League 6
23 Sep 2000 St Truiden v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 7
30 Sep 2000 Standard Liège v Westerlo W 5-3 Jupiler League 8
14 Oct 2000 Beveren v Standard Liège W 0-3 Jupiler League 9
20 Oct 2000 Standard Liège v Charleroi W 4-0 Jupiler League 10
29 Oct 2000 Royal Antwerp v Standard Liège W 1-2 Jupiler League 11
12 Nov 2000 Standard Liège v Anderlecht D 1-1 Jupiler League 12
18 Nov 2000 Lierse SK v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 13
24 Nov 2000 Standard Liège v RC Genk W 2-1 Jupiler League 14
02 Dec 2000 AA Ghent v Standard Liège L 2-1 Jupiler League 15
08 Dec 2000 Standard Liège v Excelsior Mouscron D 3-3 Jupiler League 16
20 Dec 2000 Standard Liège v Harelbeke W 3-0 Jupiler League 18
20 Jan 2001 La Louviere v Standard Liège W 0-4 Jupiler League 19
28 Jan 2001 Standard Liège v Germinal Beerschot D 1-1 Jupiler League 20
04 Feb 2001 Club Brugge v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 21
11 Feb 2001 Standard Liège v Mechelen W 2-0 Jupiler League 22
18 Feb 2001 Eendracht Aalst v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 23
03 Mar 2001 Standard Liège v St Truiden D 0-0 Jupiler League 24
09 Mar 2001 Westerlo v Standard Liège D 2-2 Jupiler League 25
17 Mar 2001 Standard Liège v Beveren W 4-2 Jupiler League 26
01 Apr 2001 Charleroi v Standard Liège D 0-0 Jupiler League 27
07 Apr 2001 Standard Liège v Royal Antwerp D 0-0 Jupiler League 28
13 Apr 2001 Anderlecht v Standard Liège D 0-0 Jupiler League 29
28 Apr 2001 RC Genk v Standard Liège D 0-0 Jupiler League 31
20 May 2001 Standard Liège v Lokeren L 1-3 Jupiler League 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Nigeria World Youth Cup 2
3
1
2000-01 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2001-02 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 6
2001-02 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 5
2001-02 Nigeria International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 1
2002-03 Nigeria LG Cup 2
1
2003-04 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 6
1
1
2003-04 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2004-05 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 4
1
2005-06 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 6
2005-06 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2005-06 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2006-07 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 4
2006-07 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2007-08 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 4
2007-08 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 1
2007-08 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2008-09 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 4
1
2008-09 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2009-10 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2
2009-10 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 6
2009-10 Nigeria International Friendly 2
2010-11 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2011-12 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2011-12 Nigeria International Friendly 4
2012-13 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2
4
2012-13 Nigeria International Friendly 1
1
2013-14 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 3
1
2013-14 Nigeria International Friendly 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Apr 1999 Nigeria v Costa Rica D 1-1 World Youth Cup Finals Group A
07 Apr 1999 Nigeria v Germany W 2-0 World Youth Cup Finals Group A
10 Apr 1999 Nigeria v Paraguay L 1-2 World Youth Cup Finals Group A
14 Apr 1999 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland W 1-1 (5-4) World Youth Cup 2nd round
18 Apr 1999 Mali v Nigeria L 3-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
21 Apr 2001 Sierra Leone v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
05 May 2001 Nigeria v Liberia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
01 Jul 2001 Sudan v Nigeria W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
28 Jul 2001 Nigeria v Ghana W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
12 Jan 2002 Ivory Coast v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Jan 2002 Algeria v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
24 Jan 2002 Mali v Nigeria D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
28 Jan 2002 Liberia v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
03 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Ghana W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
09 Feb 2002 Mali v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals 3rd place
17 Apr 2002 Scotland v Nigeria W 1-2 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 Argentina v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Sweden v Nigeria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Nigeria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
29 Mar 2003 Malawi v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
30 May 2003 Nigeria v Ghana W 3-1 LG CUP Semi-final
01 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Cameroon W 3-0 LG Cup Final
26 Jul 2003 Nigeria v Venezuela W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Jan 2004 Nigeria v Morocco L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2004 Nigeria v South Africa W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2004 Benin v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
08 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
11 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Nigeria L 1-1 (3-5) Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
13 Feb 2004 Nigeria v Mali W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
05 Jun 2004 Nigeria v Rwanda W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
20 Jun 2004 Angola v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
03 Jul 2004 Nigeria v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
26 Mar 2005 Nigeria v Gabon W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
05 Jun 2005 Rwanda v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
18 Jun 2005 Nigeria v Angola D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
17 Aug 2005 Libya v Nigeria W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2005 Algeria v Nigeria W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
07 Oct 2005 Nigeria v Zimbabwe W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
23 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Ghana W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
27 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Zimbabwe W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
04 Feb 2006 Nigeria v Tunisia W 1-1 (6-5) Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
07 Feb 2006 Nigeria v Ivory Coast L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
09 Feb 2006 Senegal v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
02 Sep 2006 Nigeria v Niger W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
08 Oct 2006 Lesotho v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
06 Feb 2007 Ghana v Nigeria L 4-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Nigeria v Uganda W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
02 Jun 2007 Uganda v Nigeria L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
21 Jan 2008 Ivory Coast v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
25 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Mali D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
29 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Benin W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2008 Ghana v Nigeria L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
27 May 2008 Austria v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Nigeria v South Africa W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
07 Jun 2008 Sierra Leone v Nigeria W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
15 Jun 2008 Equatorial Guinea v Nigeria W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
21 Jun 2008 Nigeria v Equatorial Guinea W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
11 Oct 2008 Nigeria v Sierra Leone W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
11 Feb 2009 Nigeria v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2009 Tunisia v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
06 Sep 2009 Nigeria v Tunisia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
11 Oct 2009 Nigeria v Mozambique W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
14 Nov 2009 Kenya v Nigeria W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
12 Jan 2010 Egypt v Nigeria L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
16 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Benin W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
25 May 2010 Nigeria v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2010 Korea DPR v Nigeria W 1-3 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 Argentina v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 2010 Greece v Nigeria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2010 Nigeria v Korea Republic D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
01 Jun 2011 Nigeria v Argentina W 4-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2011 Madagascar v Nigeria W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
06 Sep 2011 Argentina v Nigeria L 3-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 2011 Nigeria v Guinea D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
11 Oct 2011 Ghana v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2011 Nigeria v Botswana D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 Nigeria v Zambia W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Rwanda v Nigeria D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations 1st round 1st leg
08 Sep 2012 Liberia v Nigeria D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
09 Jan 2013 Cape Verde Islands v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
21 Jan 2013 Nigeria v Burkina Faso D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
29 Jan 2013 Ethiopia v Nigeria W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
03 Feb 2013 Ivory Coast v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
06 Feb 2013 Mali v Nigeria W 1-4 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
10 Feb 2013 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Final
28 May 2014 Nigeria v Scotland D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2014 Greece v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2014 USA v Nigeria L 2-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 2014 Iran v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 2014 Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 2014 Nigeria v Argentina L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
30 Jun 2014 France v Nigeria L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.