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Joseph Yobo

35-Year-Old Defender     Free Agent  


Birthdate:  September 6, 1980    Birthplace:  Kino, Nigeria    Nationality:  Nigeria    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  168 lbs    
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May 9, 2014    Joseph Yobo News

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Yobo's calf injury will keep him out of Sunday's season finale against Arsenal, the Telegraph reports.

Yobo was expected to return earlier this month, but it appears his loan-spell will end after just eight appearances since joining in January from Turkish side Fenerbahce.

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May 1, 2014

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Yobo said he will return from his calf injury to face Chelsea on Sunday, the Daily Mail reports.

Yobo has made eight appearances for Norwich since joining on loan in January from Turkish side Fenerbahce, recording three clean sheets in that time.

March 29, 2014

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Yobo will not play Saturday against Swansea City after injuring his calf in training Friday, the club's official web site reports.

Yobo will be replaced by Ryan Bennett for Saturday's match, although the severity of the injury wasn't reported, so it is unclear if Yobo will return next weekend against West Brom.

January 31, 2014

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Norwich completed a loan agreement with Fenerbache for Yobo, reports the Daily Mail.

Yobo will be making his return to the Premier League for the first time since leaving Everton in the summer of 2012. He will help to strengthen the club's defensive options to avoid relegation.

May 16, 2009

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Yobo scored the second goal for the Toffees, and it turned out to be the winner as Everton downed West Ham 3-1 on Saturday.

Yobo has been around seemingly forever, and isn't known for his goal-scoring. It was a fairly meaningless game for Everton, but fitting that Yobo, who has been part of a terrific Everton defense this season, netted the winner in their final home game of the season.

June 21, 2006

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It is believed that Yobo is nearing a deal to stay with Everton for the long-term future, Sky Sports reports.

In terms of fantasy production, Yobo is an average defender, but his veteran presence on the backline gives Everton an experienced back who can effectively eat up minutes for the club.

October 28, 2003

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Yobo will be lost to Everton for up to six weeks next year after he was named in Nigeria's provisional squad for the African Nations Cup, the Liverpool Daily Post reports.

He could miss from early January until mid-February as a result.

May 23, 2003

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Yobo, who has been on loan from Olympique Marseille, will sign a contract tying him to Everton until 2007, Reuters reports.

Marseille, his former club, will receive an additional fee of 3.5 million pounds ($5.74 million) to complete the transfer.