Yakubu Aiyegbeni

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Born: 22/11/1982 in Benin City
Nationality: Nigeria Nigeria
International Caps: 50 (29 goals)

2018/19 Playing Statistics

  Total Mins Played Apps Starts Subbed On Subbed Off Goals Assists Yellows Reds
All 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yakubu started his career with Israeli club Maccabi Haifa, winning two championships and breaking several club goal-scoring records.

In 2003 he made his break into the Premier League, signing with Portsmouth first on loan then on a permanent basis, where he scored 36 goals in 81 league appearances for the club.

He then moved on to Middlesbrough for £7.5 million in 2005 and enjoyed two fruitful seasons at the Riverside before finally making his move to Everton for a club record fee of £11.25 million in 2007.

He scored 11 minutes into his debut for the club, the first goal in a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers. Yakubu finished his first season with 15 Premier League goals to his name, and 21 goals in all competitions for Everton.

An injury to his Achilles tendon late in 2008 ruled him out for the rest of the season.

He played his first competitive game after the Achilles tendon injury against Burnley Reserves, and in his first start for the first team in almost a year, he scored within 11 minutes against Hull City in the Carling Cup with a typically cool-headed finish.