Abubakari Yakubu

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Abubakari Yakubu
Personal information
Full name Abubakari Yakubu
Date of birth (1981-12-13) 13 December 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Tema, Ghana
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Great Mariners
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.

Abubakari Yakubu (born 13 December 1981) is a Ghanaian retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Tema, 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 years, helping the Amsterdam side to two national championships[1] and the 2002 edition of the Dutch Cup. He spent the 2004–05 campaign on loan to fellow league team Vitesse Arnhem.[2]

In the ensuing off-season, Yakubu signed permanently with the latter 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 TSV 1860 München from Germany.[3]



  1. ^ "Obodai weet het zeker: Ajax wordt kampioen" [Obodai is sure: Ajax are champions] (in Dutch). AFC Ajax. 16 March 2004. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vitesse agree Yakubu loan". UEFA.com. 13 July 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2006. 
  3. ^ "Lucius in beeld bij 1860 München" [Lucius on trial with 1860 München] (in Dutch). NU.nl. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 

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