Here’s the Biography and Net worth of Mubarak Wakaso.
One of Ghana’s best Midfielders in the history of Black stars is Mubarak Wakaso. Mubarak Wakaso is a professional player who has risen through the various football ranks in Africa, starting with grassroots and now a professional.
He is also a strong attacker who loved football growing up, and began to play in Tamale, the Northern part of Ghana, then to Obuasi before traveling outside the country. Wakaso has acquired much experience playing in the Ghana Premier League, the Spanish League, and continues to thrive in his career.
Mubarak Wakaso Biography and Net worth
Full Name: Mubarak Wakaso Issaku
Age: 31 years old
Date of Birth: 25 July 1990
Hometown: He comes from Tamale, Ghana.
Tribe: He is a Dagomba
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 69 Kg
Education: He had his Nursery to J.H.S 2 education in Tamale and continued school in Obuasi, Ashanti region. He attended Obuasi Senior High Technical School.
Parents: Mr. Wakaso, the father of the black stars player, is late, and his mum Hajia Kande is the only parent he has now.
Siblings: He has eleven siblings.
Spouse: He is currently married to Nabuza Wakaso
Children: Mubarak Wakaso has five children, with his wife, three sons, and two daughters. They are Abdul Aziz Wakaso, Zaifa, Insan, Farihan, and Mustapha.
Mubarak Wakaso was a young boy when he began playing football in Tamale. He got involved in many sports activities organized in school, took part in milo competitions, and at J.H.S 2, he got the chance to join an Academy in Obuasi.
He was 12 years old when he joined Ashanti Gold Academy, and after some years, moved to the senior side Ashanti Gold Sporting Club, where he spent three years before signing for Elche in Spain.
Mubarak Wakaso signed a five-year contract with Elche CF in Spain in 2008. In late January 2011, after several bouts of indiscipline and internal codes violations, he was released by the Valencians. 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 signed for RCD Espanyol on 11 July 2012, penning a four-year contract. He started in 23 of his league appearances for the Catalans in his first and only season.
In the last days of the 2013 summer transfer window, Wakaso moved to the Russian Premier League with FC Rubin Kazan. On 28 August 2014, he joined Celtic on a season-long loan.
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. In the last minute of an Europa League group phase home fixture against AFC Ajax, he was sent off-as teammate Ivan Ivanov midway through the second half of the eventual 1-2 home loss on 15, September and UEFA subsequently suspended him a further two games after his initial ban was over.
On 1 February 2017, Wakaso was loaned to another Spanish top-flight side, Granada CF. He scored his first club for them on 1 March, helping to a 2-1 home win over Deportivo Alavés.
On 17 July 2017, the day after mutually terminating his contract, Wakaso signed a three-year deal with Alavés. He scored his only competitive goal for the Basques on 18 May 2019, in a 2-1 home defeat of Girona FC who were relegated as a result.
Wakaso transferred to the Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning F.C. on 18 January 2020. On 12 April of the following year, he joined Shenzhen F.C in the same country after the former were dissolved.
Mubarak first represented Ghana at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, held in Peru. He played two games in an eventual group stage exit (three draws) and 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 match with Cape Verde on 14 November 2012. He was also among 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.
Wakaso was selected by manager Kwesi Appiah for his 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. He made his debut in the tournament on 21 June, playing 22 minutes in a 2–2 draw with Germany.
On 5 February 2015, Wakaso scored 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 Côte d’Ivoire, he scored his penalty shootout attempt in an eventual 8–9 loss.
- African Cup of Nations top scorer: 2013 (scoring four goals).
- Africa Cup of Nations Team of the tournament: 2017
Mubarak Wakaso has some inks on his body. He has the names of his kids, wife, and mum on his lower arm, a compass that shows him the direction he should go, and five stars that represent his wards. Also, Wakaso has a tattoo on his left and right upper arm.
He owns an elegant home at East Legon in Accra, where he lives, and has another at Trasacco. According to reports, he has other houses too.
Mubarak Wakaso drives expensive cars. He has a Range Rover sport, Benz, Jeep, and others.
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Mubarak Wakaso is worth $14 million as of 2022.