Claudio Yacob

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Claudio Yacob
Claudio Yacob Fulham v WBA (cropped).jpg
Yacob playing for West Bromwich Albion in September 2012.
Personal information
Full name Claudio Yacob[1]
Date of birth (1987-07-18) 18 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Carcarañá, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
West Bromwich Albion
Number 5
Youth career
Racing Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Racing 147 (7)
2012– West Bromwich Albion 57 (1)
National team
2007 Argentina Under-20 20 (1)
2011– Argentina 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 August 2014

Claudio Yacob (born 18 July 1987 in Carcarañá, Santa Fe) is an Argentine football midfielder. He currently plays for West Bromwich Albion of the Premier League.

Career[edit]

Yacob began his career with Racing and made his debut 8 November 2006.

In 2007 Yacob was selected to join the Argentina Under-20 squad to play in the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. He was also part of the U-20 team that won the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

He was Racing Club's captain since the 2008 Torneo Apertura until his departure from the club.

On 24 July 2012, Yacob signed for Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.[2] He made his Premier League debut against Liverpool. During his debut he was awarded man of the match.[3] In a highly successful debut season, in which Yacob developed a strong midfield partnership with Youssouf Mulumbu, Yacob won the club's player of the month award for March 2013.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 August 2014.[5]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Racing Club 2006–07 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2007–08 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
2008–09 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
2009–10 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2
2010–11 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2011–12 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
West Bromwich Albion 2012–13 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2013–14 27 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 1
Career total 204 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 205 8

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 April 2011 Mar del Plata, Estadio José María Minella, Argentina  Ecuador 1–1 2–2 Friendly

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
2007 Argentina Argentina Under-20 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Personal life[edit]

When not playing football, Yacob enjoys playing the guitar and painting. He also describes himself as a big fan of The Beatles and Adele.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2013. p. 37. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Claudio Yacob becomes third West Bromwich Albion sigining". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "West Brom 3–0 Liverpool". Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "West Brom's Player of the Month is Claudio Yacob", Expressandstar.com, 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  5. ^ Claudio Yacob Bio, Stats, News – ESPN FC
  6. ^ James, Stuart (19 October 2012). "Claudio Yacob: 'I train as if it was a match. I think that's my secret'". The Guardian. 

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