Though some for whatever reasons chose to add 'calamity' to his name, those that Joseph Yobo served while he was actively playing football still hold him in high esteem.

He is being celebrated as he turns 38 today (September 6, 2018).

Leading the line of those that are felicitating with the former captain of the Super Eagles is the Nigeria Football Federation.

The NFF thanked him for his meritorious service to the national team for over a decade.

Yobo's exploit with the Super Eagles includes playing in three editions of the FIFA World Cup and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments .

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At the club level, Yobo had a humble beginning in Port Harcourt before heading to Europe where he starred for teams like Standard Liege in Belgium, Olympique Marseille in France before moving to England to join Everton.

He made over 200 appearances in his 9-year stint at Goodison Park.

Indeed, the Toffees remember the good works of Yobo and they celebrated him on their twitter handle with one his goals.

Yobo also got some form of attention from the world football governing body, FIFA who celebrated the Nigerian legend along with the likes of Yuki Abe (37), Homare Sawa (40), Stephane Guivarch (48), Igor Stimac (51) & Bruce Rioch (71) who are also celebrating their birthdays this Thursday.

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