Albert Yobo


Albert Yobo

Football player infobox2


playername = Albert Yobo
fullname = Michael Albert Yobo
height = height|m=1.85Cite url
url = http://www.playerhistory.com/Default.aspx?page=player_details&playerID=7040
title = Albert-Michael Yobo - PlayerHistory.com
]
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1979|5|5
cityofbirth = Port Harcourt
countryofbirth = Nigeria
currentclub =
clubnumber =
position = Defender
years = 1995–1997
1998–2000
2001
2002
2003–2004
2004–2005
clubs = Rangers International
AJ Auxerre
VfL Osnabrück
Grazer AK
FC Zwolle
Pontevedra CF
caps(goals) =



21 (0) [Cite url
url = http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=32420&&cc=5901
title = Albert M. Yobo - ESPN Playing Stats at FC Zwolle
]
19 (1)
nationalyears = 1995
2003
nationalteam = Nigeria U-17
Nigeria
nationalcaps(goals) = 03 (0) [Cite url
url = http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/statisticsandrecords/players/player=195448/index.html
title = Albert Yobo FIFA U-17 Record
]
01 (0)
pcupdate = 10:13, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
ntupdate = 23 July 2005

Michael Albert Yobo (born May, 1979 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria) is a Nigerian former football defender. He is the older brother of Nigeria international vice–captain Joseph Yobo. In July 2008, their younger brother Norum Yobo [Cite news
url = http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/06072008/58/premier-league-everton-offer-yobo-assistance.html
title = Everton offer Yobo assistance
work = Kick Off Nigeria
date = 2008-07-07
accessdate = 2008-09-19
] was kidnapped in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and held for ransom. He was eventually released after 12 days on July 17, 2008. [Cite news
url = http://kickoffnigeria.com/static/news/article.php?id=2260
title = Yobo's Brother Released
work = Yahoo
date = 2008-07-17
accessdate = 2008-09-19
]

His brothers charity, the [http://josephyobofoundations.org/ Joseph Yobo Foundation] , run a youth football tournament in Nigeria which bears his name, the Albert Yobo Soccer Championship. [Cite url
url = http://josephyobofoundations.org/programmes.html
title = Joseph Yobo Foundation Programmes
]

Career

Yobo made his debut for Nigeria aged 18 against Zambia in a friendly in December 1997.

Charity Work

In 2007, his brother Joseph Yobo set up the Joseph Yobo Charity Foundation, to help under-privileged children in Nigeria. As of July 18, 2007 together they have handed out over 300 scholarship awards ranging from primary to university level. Yobo has started a football academy in the Ogoni region of Nigeria. He also runs football camps in Lagos. See the Everton Lagos project for more information.

References

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/leyton_orient/4419412.stm Trials with Leyton Orient] BBC
* [http://www.josephyobofoundation.org/ Joseph Yobo Foundation]


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