Reinhold Yabo

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Reinhold Yabo
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Yabo playing for Red Bull Salzburg in 2015
Personal information
Full nameReinhold Yabo
Date of birth (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Aldenhoven, Germany [1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arminia Bielefeld
Number 15
Youth career
1997–2001 Teutonia Niedermerz
2001–2009 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
2009–2013 1. FC Köln 5 (0)
2009–20131. FC Köln II 58 (17)
2011–2012Alemannia Aachen (loan) 17 (0)
2013–2015 Karlsruher SC 62 (6)
2015–2019 Red Bull Salzburg 35 (3)
2017Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 14 (4)
2019– Arminia Bielefeld 14 (2)
National team
2007 Germany U-15 2 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U-16 11 (1)
2008–2009 Germany U-17 20 (1)
2009–2010 Germany U-18 4 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U-19 13 (1)
2011–2012 Germany U-20 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 16:36, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Reinhold Yabo (born 10 February 1992) is a German footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Arminia Bielefeld.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Arminia Bielefeld association football club in Germany

DSC Arminia Bielefeld is a German sports club from Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. Arminia offers the sports of football, field hockey, figure skating and cue sports. The club has 12,000 members and the club colours are black, white and blue. Arminia's name derives from the Cheruscan chieftain Arminius, who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.



Yabo began his career with Teutonia Niedermerz and joined 2001 into the youth of 1. FC Köln. [2] He was to begin of the 2009–10 season promoted in the A-Jugend Bundesliga West, [3] but he earned his first game on senior side for 1. FC Köln II on 8 August 2009 against Fortuna Düsseldorf II in the Regionalliga West. [4]

1. FC Köln German association football club

1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e. V., commonly known as simply 1. FC Köln or FC Cologne in English, is a German association football club based in Cologne. It was formed in 1948 as a merger of the clubs Kölner Ballspiel-Club 1901 and SpVgg Sülz 07. Köln gained promotion back to the Bundesliga in the 2018-19 season after being relegated to 2. Bundesliga the previous season.

1. FC Köln II Reserve team of the German football club 1. FC Köln

1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e. V. II, commonly known as simply 1. FC Köln II is a German football team based in Cologne. It is the reserve team of German association football club 1. FC Köln.

Regionalliga West German semi=professional football division

The Regionalliga West is a German semi-professional football division administered by the Western German Football Association based in Duisburg. It is one of the five German regional football associations. Being the single flight of the Western German state association, the Regionalliga is currently a level 4 division of the German football league system. It is one of five leagues at this level, together with the Regionalliga Bayern, Regionalliga Nordost, Regionalliga Nord and the Regionalliga Südwest.

After four games more for the reserve team of 1. FC Köln he earned his first Bundesliga game against VfL Bochum on 16 April 2010. [5]

Bundesliga Association football league

The Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany and the football league with the highest average stadium attendance worldwide. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

VfL Bochum association football club in Germany

Verein für Leibesübungen Bochum 1848 Fußballgemeinschaft, commonly referred to as simply VfL Bochum[faʊ̯ ʔɛf ˈʔɛl ˈboːxʊm], is a German association football club based in the city of Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Career statistics

As of match played 12 May 2019 [6]
Club statistics
1. FC Köln 2009–10 Bundesliga 100010
2010–11 400040
1. FC Köln II 2009–10 Regionalliga West 5252
2010–11 249249
2012–13 296296
Alemannia Aachen (loan) 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 17010180
Karlsruher 2013–14 2. Bundesliga31110321
2014–15 315102 [lower-alpha 1] 1346
Red Bull Salzburg 2016–17 Austrian Football Bundesliga 20221 [lower-alpha 2] 052
2017–18 2422112 [lower-alpha 3] 0383
2018–19 91226 [lower-alpha 4] 0173
Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 2016–17 2. Bundesliga14400144
Arminia Bielefeld 2018–19 2. Bundesliga14200142
Career totals205329521123538
  1. Appearances in the 2015 Bundesliga play-offs
  2. Appearance in the UEFA Europa League
  3. Three Appearances in the UEFA Champions League & Nine Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  4. Two Appearances in the UEFA Europa League & Four Appearances in the UEFA Champions League

International career

He was the captain of the Germany national under-17 football team at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Germany [7] and won with the team the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. [8] He played later in the year the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup [9] and earned four caps in the tournament in Nigeria. [10]

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the thirteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Nigeria from 24 October to 15 November 2009.

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular country.

Personal life

Yabo was born in Aldenhoven to Congolese parents. [11] On 25 May 2014, he was elected as a member of the city council of Karlsruhe. [12]

Aldenhoven Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Aldenhoven is a municipality in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located approximately 5 km south-west of Jülich, 5 km north of Eschweiler and 20 km north-east of Aachen.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Country in Central Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, East Congo, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 1997. It is, by area, the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of over 78 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populated country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populated country in the world. Currently, eastern DR Congo is the scene of ongoing military conflict in Kivu, since 2015.

Karlsruhe Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Karlsruhe is the second-largest city of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg after its capital of Stuttgart, and its 309,999 (2016) inhabitants make it the 21st largest city of Germany. On the right bank of the Rhine, the city lies near the French-German border, between the Mannheim/Ludwigshafen conurbation to the north, and the Strasbourg/Kehl conurbation to the south. It is the largest city of Baden, a region named after Hohenbaden Castle in the city of Baden-Baden. Karlsruhe is also the largest city in the South Franconian dialect area, the only other larger city in that area being Heilbronn. The city is the seat of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), as well as of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) and the Public Prosecutor General of the Federal Court of Justice.


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  1. "Reinhold Yabo zieht zum FC". (in German). 6 August 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. "Fritz-Walter-Medaille für Reinhold Yabo". Teutonia Niedermerz. Archived from the original on 26 July 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  3. "FC-Nachwuchs: Doppelt lernen fürs Leben – Ein Tag im Sportinternat Köln" (in German). 1. FC Köln. Archived from the original on 29 October 2007.
  4. "Reinhold Yabo: Das Idol kehrt zur Kindheit zurück" (in German). 15 April 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. "Reinhold Yabo" (in German). Teutonia Niedermerz.[ dead link ]
  6. Reinhold Yabo at Soccerway
  7. ""Ich bin kein Ronaldo-Fan"" (in German). 9 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  8. "Migrantenkinder trumpfen als Leistungsträger auf" (in German). 19 May 2009. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  9. "Als FC-Profi zur WM" (in German). 18mal18. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  10. Reinhold Yabo FIFA competition record
  11. Tweet Yabos vom 30. Juli 2014
  12. (in German) retrieved on 26 May 2014