10 Things You Never Knew About The Nigerian Football Veteran, Joseph Yobo


Joseph Yobo is a household name in the Nigerian Football Team. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defender(centre back). He was the captain of the Nigerian national team until his international football retirement in June 2014. Many of us know him as well as know the prominent facts about him, just like the ones mentioned above. But I believe you’ll love to know a lot more about him. There are other lesser known truths about this football star that are revealed in this article. Read on…

1. Date and Place of Birth

Joseph Philip Yobo was born on  6 September 1980; he’ll soon be 35. He was born in Koni, Rivers state, Nigeria.

2. When he Started his Football Career

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Yobo started off his football career in the year 1996. He was just 16 then, and the first club he played for was Michellin-Harcourt. In 1997, he joined the Standard Liége Club and this marked the kick off of his professional senior football career. He made his first team debut in the year 2000.

3. His Elder Brother was also a Footballer

Joseph’s elder brother, Albert Yobo was Nigeria’s international footballer who played as a defender.

4. He was Capped more than 100 times as a Super Eagle’s Star

Joseph Yobo was a member of the Nigeria National Team (the Super Eagles) from the year 2001 to 2014. During this period, he made 101 FIFA international appearances, and in all, he scored a total of 7 goals. This qualified him as the record appearance holder for the Super Eagles.

5. Yobo is Worth More Than N8 billion/$48 million

The net worth of Joseph Yobo is estimated to be more than N8 million, and that is above 48 million US Dollars. As at 2014, his salary was a whopping €800 000.