Joseph Yobo Biography
Joseph Micheal Yobo, born September 6, 1980, better known as Joseph Yobo, is a former Nigerian footballer who played as a center back for Everton and the Super Eagles. He was born and raised in Kono, Rivers State, where he hails from and he had his early education.
Joseph Yobo is one of the most successful players in Nigeria, with several honors to his name, and retired in June 2014 and was later appointed as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
|Full Name:||Joseph Micheal Yobo|
|Date of Birth:||September 6, 1980|
|Place of Birth:||Kono, Khana|
|State of Origin:||Rivers State|
|Net Worth:||$35 million|
|Wife/Spouse:||Queen Adaeze Igwe|
Early Life and Education
Joseph Yobo was born in Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria. He left the shores of Nigeria to join Standard Liege in 1998.
Due to his passion for football, he enrolled in the Michelin-Harcourt at age of 16 in 1996 before he later joined Standard Liege.
Joseph Yobo was born in to the family of 8 children. Some of his siblings are Michael Albert Yobo and Gideon Michael Yobo.
In 2000, Joseph Yobo made his first team appearance which caught the attention of Marseille who signed him in 2001.
The ex-Nigerian footballer has represented the Super Eagles three times at the FIFA World Cup and six Africa Cup of Nations.
He joined Everton and became one of the most consistent players in the team and was one of the seven players in the entire league who appeared in every match throughout the 2006-2007 season.
He became an assistant coach after his retirement from international football.
He holds the record for the highest appearance in the Nigerian national team.
Joseph Yobo Net Worth
Joseph Yobo is a celebrated Nigerian footballer with an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Joseph Yobo is married to Queen Adaeze Igwe, who won the most beautiful girl in 2008. He met her while coming back to Nigeria, where he spent a his holidays.
Their marriage was blessed with a baby boy named Joey Yobo who was born in April 2010.
On Saturday, May 28, 2016, King GNK Gininwa of the Ogoni Kingdom awarded Yobo and his wife Adaeze Igwe the chieftaincy titles of Mene Aborlo 1 and Waamene Aborlo 1 of Ogoniland respectively.
This happened the day after the Rivers State Government on May 27, 2016, organized his testimonial game, which marked his retirement from professional football.
He is Albert Yobo’s younger brother, a former international for Nigeria. His younger brother Norum was kidnapped and held for ransom in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, in July 2008.
On July 17, 2008, he was ultimately released after 12 days.
Joseph Yobo established the Joseph Yobo Charity Foundation in 2007 to aid the less privilege children in Nigeria.
He has given out more than 300 scholarships, from primary to collegiate levels, as of July 18, 2007. A football academy has been established by Yobo in Ogoni region. In Lagos, he also oversees football camps.
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