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Yussuf Poulsen

Yussuf Poulsen

Footballer
Yussuf Poulsen
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Intro Footballer
A.K.A. Yussuf Yurary Poulsen
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Denmark
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 15 June 1994, Copenhagen
Age 27 years
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Biography

Yussuf Yurary Poulsen (born 15 June 1994) is a Danish footballer who plays for German club RB Leipzig as a second striker or winger.

Club career

Yussuf Poulsen began playing football at BK Skjold. At first he was a defensive player and in Kenneth Zohore he had a team mate, with whom he was to play later in the Danish youth national teams. After Zohoré joined FC Copenhagen, Yussuf Poulsen was moved to a position as a striker. At the age of 14 he joined the youth ranks of Lyngby BK. He played his first match as a senior on 4 December 2011, when he came on the pitch against AC Horsens after 84 minutes, as a substitute for Mathias Tauber. Poulsen did not immediately establish himself in the starting eleven, and he was at the end of the season only on five appearances. His club, Lyngby were also relegated from Superligaen. 5 August 2012 he scored his first goal at senior level, as well as for his club, when he in the second match in the 1. Division (second Danish league) scored the 1-0 winning goal against AB Gladsaxe. He was a regular player in the starting 11, and played 32 matches, scoring eleven goals.

His achievements attracted the interest of foreign and domestic clubs, and on 4 July 2013, he signed a contract with the controversial, and newly promoted 2. Bundesliga German side RB Leipzig. Poulsen earned promotion to the German top-flight Bundesliga with Leipzig in 2016. On game day 6 of the 2016-17 season, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 2-1 victory at home against FC Augsburg.

Career statistics

Club

As of 16 May 2016.
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Denmark League DBU Pokalen Europe Other Total
Lyngby Boldklub Superliga 2011–12 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1st Division 2012–13 30 11 2 0 32 11
Total 35 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 37 11
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
RB Leipzig 3. Liga 2013–14 36 10 1 0 37 10
2. Bundesliga 2014–15 29 11 3 1 32 12
2. Bundesliga 2015–16 32 7 2 0 34 7
Total 97 28 5 1 0 0 0 0 103 29
Career statistics 132 39 7 1 0 0 0 0 140 40

International career

Poulsen got his debut for the Danish national team on October 11, 2014 against Albania. On June 13, 2015, he scored his first goal against Serbia in Denmark's 2–0 win.

International goals

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2015 Parken, Copenhagen  Serbia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2. 17 November 2015 Parken, Copenhagen  Sweden 1–2 2–2 UEFA Euro 2016 Q play-offs
3. 8 October 2016 PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Poland 2–3 2–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life

Poulsen is the son of a Tanzanian father and a Danish mother. Poulsen's father worked on an oscillating between Africa and Denmark container ship and one day he had stayed in Copenhagen, when he fell in love with Poulsen's mother. His father died of cancer when Yussuf was only 6 years old.

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