7 Things You Never Knew About Joseph Yobo


Former Super Eagles center back, Joseph Yobo, recently had his testimonial and last football game of his career in a star-studded match at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt yesterday.

Joseph Yobo had quite an eventful career both with the Nigerian national team, as well as with clubs in France and England. Let’s look at seven things you probably never knew about the player Joseph Yobo:

Where Is He From?

Yobo is from Kono, a community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Yobo is from the “Ogoni” tribe in Rivers State.

Where Did he Start His Career?

Joseph Yobo started his footballing career in Port Harcourt with Michellin-Harcourt FC. Yobo scored a total of 7 Goals for the Super Eagles senior team.

What Has He Done For Charity?

In 2007, Yobo set up the Joseph Yobo Charity Foundation, to help under-privileged children in Nigeria. As at 18th July 2007, he had handed out over 300 scholarship awards to students ranging from primary to tertiary level.

What About Family?

In 2010, Yobo got married to former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Adaeze Igwe, in a midnight ceremony held in Jos. The couple wedded in a very low key ceremony barely three months after they met in December 2009.

Interestingly, Yobo and Adaeze’s wedding took place during a cross over service, midnight 31st December 2009. They both have a son named Joey Yobo.

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Joseph Yobo Is A Traditional Chief

The Former Super Eagles defender recently got another chieftaincy title conferred upon him and his wife,  Mene Aborlo 1 and Waamene Aborlo 1 of Ogoniland by their King, HRH GNK Gininwa.

He expressed his exciteement and gratitude with a post on his twitter page @jyobo234:

“Honored to be conferred the title Mene Aborlo 1 of Ogoniland by my King, HRH GNK Gininwa and people #chiefyobo”

Net Worth

Joseph Yobo is evaluated to be a billionaire. Yobo is worth more than N8 billion ($48 million), earning a monthly salary of 800,000 Euros as at 2014.