Wakaso playing for Ghana in 2015
|Full name||Mubarak Wakaso|
|Date of birth||25 July 1990|
|Place of birth||Tamale, Ghana|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2014–2015||→ Celtic (loan)||5||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Las Palmas (loan)||20||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2016.
Early years / Spain
Born in Tamale, Northern Region, 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 internal codes violations, Wakaso was released by the Valencian. Shortly after he joined another side in the region and Segunda División, Villarreal CF's B-team.
On 27 February 2011, Wakaso made his La Liga debut, coming on as a substitute for 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 scored on his competitive debut for Celtic, netting the first in a 2–2 away draw against FC Red Bull Salzburg for the UEFA Europa League group stage. On 30 August 2015, after appearing rarely, he was loaned to UD Las Palmas for one year.
On 10 July 2016, Wakaso signed a three-year contract with Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos F.C. for an undisclosed fee.  On 8 October 2016, Panathinaikos winger has been suspended for two more European games by UEFA following his sending off in the Europa League game against AFC Ajax. Wakaso missed the trip to Celta de Vigo due to suspension for his misconduct against Ajax at Leoforos, however UEFA informed the Greens that the Ghanian attacking midfielder will be banned for further two games. 
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.
On 5 February 2015, Wakaso netted the second goal in Ghana's 3–0 win over Equatorial Guinea in the semi-final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to take them to the final. In the decisive match, against the Ivory Coast, he scored his penalty shootout attempt in an eventual 8–9 loss.
Wakaso's younger brother, Alhassan, is also a footballer and a midfielder. He spent most of his career in Portugal.
|2013–14||Russian Premier League||14||2||0||0||-||-||4||0||18||2|
|2014–15||Russian Premier League||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||2||0|
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- 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" [Mubarak Wakaso moved to Rubin] (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
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