Abubakari Yakubu

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Abubakari Yakubu
Personal information
Full name Abubakari Yakubu
Date of birth (1981-12-13) 13 December 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Tema, Ghana
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Ghapoha Readers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Ajax 65 (0)
2004–2005 Vitesse (loan) 31 (0)
2005–2009 Vitesse 49 (0)
Total 145 (0)
National team
2002–2006 Ghana 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Abubakari Yakubu (born 13 December 1981 in Tema) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Yakubu joined AFC Ajax at only 17, going on to remain in the Netherlands for one full decade. He made his Eredivisie debut on 19 April 2000, playing 50 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against FC Den Bosch, and finishing his first season with only five appearances.

Yakubu played in an average of 15 league games in the following four seasons, helping the Amsterdam outfit to two national championships[1] and the 2002 Dutch Cup. He spent the 2004–05 season on loan to fellow top divisioner Vitesse.[2]

In the ensuing off-season, Yakubu signed permanently with the Arnhem club for four years, being intermittently used during four seasons, and released in the 2009 summer. In early October, he had an unsuccessful trial with German team TSV 1860 München.[3]



  1. ^ Obodai weet het zeker: Ajax wordt kampioen[dead link]; Ajax official website, 16 March 2004
  2. ^ Vitesse agree Yakubu loan; UEFA.com, 13 July 2004
  3. ^ "Lucius in beeld bij 1860 München" [Lucius on trial with 1860 München] (in Dutch). NU Sport. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 

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