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Yakubu

Full name: Yakubu Ayegbeni
Birthdate: 22.11.1982
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria
Position: Striker
Joined from: Everton
Signed by: Sven-Göran Eriksson
Nationality: Nigeria
First game: Preston North End, 15.01.2011
Last game: Ipswich Town, 07.05.2011
Games: 20 (19 starts + 1 subs)
Goals: 11
  • Player profile

    With money to spend thanks to the arrival of new Thai owners, City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson brought Yakubu to the club on-loan in January 2011 for the remainder of the campaign. With Everton desperate to free up some money, Leicester paid a large chunk of his wages to get him to the Walkers Stadium and drop a division to the Championship to try and help City get a place in the play-offs.

    With a Premier League pedigree the Foxes faithful were expecting goals from the Nigerian international and he delivered in his debut, scoring in a 1-1 draw at Preston North End before following it up with another in a 4-2 win over Millwall the week after. In total he netted 11 goals in 20 appearances, including a hat-trick against his former club Middlesbrough. But despite netting at a good rate, City fans weren't exactly endeared to the 'Yak' thanks to his style of play, which often came across as lazy.

    Leicester were linked to a permanent move for Yakubu in the summer of 2011 but instead he opted for Blackburn Rovers, signing for an undisclosed fee.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    2010-11Championship2011--------2011
    2010_36_
    Total2011--------20 11
    _36_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 15.01.2011 Championship Preston North End (A) 1 - 1 1
    2 22.01.2011 Championship Millwall (H) 4 - 2 1
    3 01.02.2011 Championship Sheffield United (A) 1 - 0
    4 05.02.2011 Championship Barnsley (H) 4 - 1
    5 12.02.2011 Championship Derby County (A) 2 - 0 1
    6 18.02.2011 Championship Bristol City (H) 2 - 1 1
    7 22.02.2011 Championship Cardiff City (A) 0 - 2
    8 26.02.2011 Championship Coventry City (H) 1 - 1
    9 05.03.2011 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 0 - 1
    10 08.03.2011 Championship Norwich City (H) 2 - 3
    11 12.03.2011 Championship Scunthorpe United (A) 3 - 0
    12 19.03.2011 Championship Portsmouth (H) 0 - 1
    13 02.04.2011 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 3 - 3 3
    14 09.04.2011 Championship Burnley (H) 4 - 0
    15 12.04.2011 Championship Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 1
    16 16.04.2011 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 3
    17 22.04.2011 Championship Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 3
    18 25.04.2011 Championship Watford (H) 4 - 2 2
    19 30.04.2011 Championship Doncaster Rovers (A) 1 - 1 1
    20 07.05.2011 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 4 - 2 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Everton On loan 13.01.2011
Player 1138 of 1144 ordered a-z

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