Ismail Yakubu

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Ismail Yakubu
Ismail Yakubu 14-04-2012 1.jpg
Yakubu playing for Newport County in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ismail Salami Yakubu
Date of birth (1985-04-08) 8 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Kano, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 6
Youth career
1996–2001 Barnet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2010 Barnet 260 (14)
2010–2011 AFC Wimbledon 27 (2)
2011– Newport County 98 (15)
2011 Cambridge United (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 England C 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:40, 1 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:13, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Ismail Salami Yakubu (born 8 April 1985) is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a defender. He has been capped for the England semi-professional team.[1]

Career[edit]

Yakubu was born in Kano, Kano State,[2] and raised in England. He joined Barnet at the age of 11, turned professional at 16, and made his first-team debut at the age of 17 while still studying for his A-levels – a 3–2 defeat against rivals Stevenage, with Yakubu coming on as a 67th minute substitute.[3][4] He started the following match in a 1–1 draw with Boston United. He became a regular in the first-team squad, and was team captain from August 2007 to November 2008.[5][6] In June 2009 he signed a new two-year contract with the club.[7] He was released in May 2010 after making a total of 297 appearances for the club.[8]

In July 2010 Yakubu signed for Conference Premier side AFC Wimbledon.[9] He played in the 2011 Conference Premier play-off Final, coming off the bench and scoring a penalty in the penalty shoot-out.

On 24 May 2011, he was released by AFC Wimbledon and on 22 June joined Newport County.[10]

On 26 September 2011, Yakubu joined Cambridge United on a one-month loan, but never made an appearance.

On 12 May 2012 Yakubu played for Newport County in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium which Newport lost 2–0 to York City. In the 2012–13 season he was part of the Newport team that finished 3rd in the league, reaching the Conference Premier play-offs. Newport County won the playoff final versus Wrexham at Wembley Stadium 2–0 to return to the Football League after a 25-year absence with promotion to Football League Two.[11]

Honours[edit]

Barnet

AFC Wimbledon

Newport County

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Tony (8 July 2008). "Paul's Heroes Battle The Odds". The Non-League Paper. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Ismail Yakubu". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stevenage 3–2 Barnet". BBC Sport. 25 March 2002. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Profiles Ismail Yakubu". Barnet F.C. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ismail Captains The Bees". Barnet F.C. 14 August 2007. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bishop Is The New Skipper". Barnet F.C. 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Yakubu signs new Barnet contract". BBC Sport. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Signy, Dennis (25 May 2010). "Yakubu Leaves Barnet". Barnet F.C. 
  9. ^ "Archived news: July 2010: Terry gets his centre back". AFC Wimbledon. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Newport County snap up defender Ismail Yakubu". BBC Sport. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Hughes, Dewi (5 May 2013). "Wrexham 0–2 Newport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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