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 Ariel Yacob[1]
Date of birth (1987-07-18) 18 July 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Carcarañá, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 24
Youth career
2001–2006 Racing Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Racing Club 144 (7)
2012–2018 West Bromwich Albion 160 (1)
2018– Nottingham Forest 4 (0)
National team
2007 Argentina U20 20 (1)
2011–2014 Argentina 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 August 2014

Claudio Ariel Yacob (born 18 July 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nottingham Forest in the EFL Championship.

Career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

On 24 July 2012, Yacob signed for Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.[3] He made his Premier League debut against Liverpool. During his debut he was awarded man of the match.[4] 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.[5] He scored his first goal for the club against Arsenal in the 2013–14 season, in a game that ended 1–1. On 10 July 2015, he signed a new two-year contract with the club keeping him at the Albion until Summer 2017.[6] On 29 September 2016 Yacob signed another extension to secure his future at the club. It was a two-year contract with an option of a further 12-months.[7]

On 20 June 2018, it was announced that Yacob would leave West Brom upon the expiration of his contract.[8]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 6 September 2018, Yacob signed with EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest on a 2-year deal.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of the end of the 2017–18 season[10]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Racing Club 2006–07 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2007–08 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 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
Total 144 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 7
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
2014–15 20 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
2015–16 34 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 38 0
2016–17 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
2017–18 16 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 18 1
Total 160 1 6 0 5 1 0 0 171 2
Career total 304 8 6 0 5 1 0 0 315 9

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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/09/2016 and 30/09/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 4. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Claudio Yacob". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Claudio Yacob becomes third West Bromwich Albion signing". Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  4. ^ "West Brom 3–0 Liverpool". Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  5. ^ "West Brom's Player of the Month is Claudio Yacob", Expressandstar.com, 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Yacob signs new Albion deal". 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  7. ^ "West Bromwich Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob signs new-and-improved two-year contract". Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  8. ^ "Moore praises departing trio". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Yacob joins The Reds". Nottingham Forest F.C. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  10. ^ Claudio Yacob Bio, Stats, News – ESPN FC
  11. ^ 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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