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West Bromwich Albion FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 07:54 3rd August 2012

CLAUDIO Yacob has become a cult hero among Albion fans since signing for the Club in July 2012.

* The Argentina international is committed to Albion until summer 2017.

* Yacob arrived as a free agent after leaving Argentine Primera Division side Racing Club de Avellaneda at the end of the 2011/12. He had been their captain for the previous four seasons.

* He swiftly became a firm fans’ favourite for his tenacious performances and passing ability.

* Yacob produced some of his best football following the appointment of Tony Pulis, with the midfielder extending his stay at The Hawthorns at the end of the season.

* The player, who wears the No.5 shirt associated with Argentine holding midfielders, has two senior caps to his name.

* By the end of May 2015 he had made 85 appearances for Albion. His only goal came in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal in October 2013.