Wakaso playing for Rubin Kazan in 2013
|Full name||Wakaso Mubarak|
|Date of birth||25 July 1990|
|Place of birth||Tamale, Ghana|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Rubin Kazan|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Wakaso began his senior career in Ashanti Gold SC. In 2008 he moved abroad and signed with Elche CF in Spain, on a five-year contract, but only joined the club nearly two months later however, due to international duty.
In late January 2011, after several bouts of indiscipline and club internal codes violations, Wakaso was released by the Valencian Community club. Shortly after he joined another club in the region in Segunda División, Villarreal CF's B-team.
On 27 February 2011 Wakaso made his La Liga debut, replacing José Catalá in the last minutes of a 2–2 away draw against Racing de Santander. He only played six games in his first full season and the Yellow Submarine was also relegated, after twelve years in the top flight.
Wakaso represented Ghana at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru, playing two matches in an eventual group stage exit (three draws). He made his full international debut on 13 October 2012, in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi.
Wakaso scored his first goal for Ghana in a friendly with Cape Verde, on 14 November 2012. He was picked for the squad that appeared at the 2013 CAN in South Africa, notably netting the game's only goal in a group stage contest against Mali, through a penalty kick, then scoring both in the 2–0 quarterfinal win against Cape Verde.
|1||14 November 2012||Estádio Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal||Cape Verde||1 – 0||1–0||Friendly match|
|2||13 January 2013||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Tunisia||2 – 2||4–2||Friendly match|
|3||24 January 2013||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||Mali||1 – 0||1–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|4||2 February 2013||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||Cape Verde||1 – 0||2–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|5||2 February 2013||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||Cape Verde||2 – 0||2–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|6||6 February 2013||Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa||Burkina Faso||1 – 0||1–1||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|7||24 March 2013||Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana||Sudan||2 – 0||4–0||World Cup 2014 qualifier|
Wakaso's younger brother, Alhassan, is also a footballer and a midfielder. He spent most of his career in Portugal.
- El ghanés Wakaso Mubarak empieza a dejar constancia de sus 'poderes' (Ghanaian Wakaso Mubarak starts showing his 'powers'); La Verdad, July 2008 (Spanish)
- Wakaso Mubarak, cielo e infierno en un mismo lugar (Wakaso Mubarak, heaven and hell in the same place); Rayo Herald, 16 December 2010 (Spanish)
- El Elche despide al ghanés Wakaso Mubarak (Elche fires Ghanaian Wakaso Mubarak); Diario Vasco, 31 January 2011 (Spanish)
- Last-gasp Nilmar earns point; ESPN Soccernet, 27 February 2011
- "Wakaso ficha por el Espanyol" [Wakaso ficha por el Espanyol] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- "МУБАРАК ВАКАСО ПЕРЕШЕЛ В «РУБИН»" (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
- Wakaso Mubarak – FIFA competition record
- Ghana first to reach 2013 Nations Cup; Ghana Web, 13 October 2012
- Ghana 1–0 Mali; BBC Sport, 23 January 2013
- "Ghana 2–0 Cape Verde". BBC Sport. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- Espanyol official profile
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Wakaso Mubarak at National-Football-Teams.com
- Transfermarkt profile
- Official website