Reinhold Yabo

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Reinhold Yabo
Personal information
Full name Reinhold Yabo
Date of birth (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Aldenhoven, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Karlsruher SC
Number 8
Youth career
1997–2001 Teutonia Niedermerz
2001–2009 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 1. FC Köln II 47 (11)
2010–2013 1. FC Köln 5 (0)
2011–2012 Alemannia Aachen (loan) 17 (0)
2013– Karlsruher SC 33 (1)
National team
2007 Germany U-15 2 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U-16 11 (1)
2008–2009 Germany U-17 20 (1)
2009–2010 Germany U-18 4 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U-19 13 (1)
2011– Germany U-20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2011

Reinhold Yabo (born 10 February 1992 in Aldenhoven[1]) is a Ghanaian-German footballer, who is currently playing for the German club Karlsruher SC in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga. He holds both a Ghanaian and a German passport.

Career[edit]

Yabo began his career with Teutonia Niedermerz and joined 2001 into the youth of 1. FC Köln.[2] He was to begin of the 2009–10 season promoted in the A-Jugend Bundesliga West,[3] but he earned his first game on senior side for 1. FC Köln II on 8 August 2009 against Fortuna Düsseldorf II in the Regionalliga West.[4] After four games more for the reserve team of 1. FC Köln he earned his first Fußball-Bundesliga game against VfL Bochum on 16 April 2010.[5]

International career[edit]

He was the captain of the Germany national under-17 football team at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Germany[6] and won with the team the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.[7] He played later in the year the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup[8] and earned four caps in the tournament in Nigeria.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Yabo was born in Aldenhoven to an Ghanaian father and Congolese mother.[10] His paternal uncle is the former Black Stars member and now team chef from the Ghana national football team, Anthony Baffoe.[11] On 25 May 2014, he was elected as a member of the city council of Karlsruhe.[12]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reinhold Yabo zieht zum FC". an-online.de (in German). 6 August 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fritz-Walter-Medaille für Reinhold Yabo". Teutonia Niedermerz. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "FC-Nachwuchs: Doppelt lernen fürs Leben – Ein Tag im Sportinternat Köln" (in German). 1. FC Köln. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Reinhold Yabo: Das Idol kehrt zur Kindheit zurück" (in German). az-web.de. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reinhold Yabo" (in German). Teutonia Niedermerz. [dead link]
  6. ^ ""Ich bin kein Ronaldo-Fan"" (in German). spox.com. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Migrantenkinder trumpfen als Leistungsträger auf" (in German). fussball.com. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Als FC-Profi zur WM" (in German). 18mal18. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Reinhold YaboFIFA competition record
  10. ^ "Zwei Kölner Fußballer bei der U 17-WM in Nigeria: Sorge macht nur der afrikanische Rasen" (in German). WDR. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Auf den Spuren von Toni Kroos" (in German). spox.com. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  12. ^ http://web1.karlsruhe.de/Stadtentwicklung/afsta/Wahlen/Wahlabend-Netmodul-ab2014/2014-komm/gr/gemeinderat-2014-kandi.php (in German) retrieved at May 26, 2014

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