Yussuf Poulsen Biography

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Yussuf Poulsen

Quick Facts Of Yussuf Poulsen

Celebrated Name Yussuf Poulsen
Age 25 Years
Nick Name Yussuf
Birth Name Yussuf Yurary Poulsen
Birth Date 1994-06-15
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Denmark
Place Of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 6 Feet 4 Inch
Father Shihe Yurary
Mother Lene Poulsen
Nationality Danish
Ethnicity African
Salary Estimated above $1.7 million
Net Worth Above $4 million
Weight 83 kg
Girlfriend Maria Duus

Yussuf Yurary Poulsen, professionally known as Yussuf Poulsen is a Danish professional football player. He plays for the German club, RB Leipzig and the Denmark national team. He made his professional football debut from Danish club, Lyngby Boldklub in 2011. He represented various Denmark national youth teams before representing the senior national team in 2014. 

What is Yussuf Poulsen Famous For?

- Popular Danish striker/winger playing for RB Leipzig. 

Yussuf Poulsen Clubs

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Where was Yussuf Poulsen Born?

Yussuf Poulsen was born on 15 June 1994. His birth name is Yussuf Yurary Poulsen. His birth place is in Copenhagen in Denmark. He holds Danish nationality. He was born to a father, Shihe Yurary, and a mother, Lene Poulsen. His father is Tanzanian, whereas his mother is Danish. He also holds Tanzanian nationality from his father's side. His father died of cancer when Yussuf was 6-years old. His zodiac sign is Gemini. 

Early Career

He started playing youth football at BK Skjold. 

He initially played as a defensive player. 

He later moved to a striker position. 

He joined the youth system of Lyngby BK in 2008. He was 14 years old then. 

Yussuf Poulsen Early Career

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Lyngby BK

He was promoted to the club's senior team in December 2011.

He made his professional debut from Lyngby BK in December 2011 against AC Horsens. 

He appeared in only 5 games on his professional debut season. 

His club was relegated from the Superligaen. 

He scored his first professional goal against AB Gladsaxe in the 1. Division. 

In his second season, he appeared in 32 matches in all competitions scoring 11 goals. 

Yussuf Poulsen Height

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RB Leipzig

The newly promoted 3. Liga German club RB Leipzig showed interests in signing Poulsen for the 2013-14 season. 

He signed with the club in July 2013. 

He scored 10 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions in his first season (2013-14) at Leipzig. 

The club promoted to the 2. Bundesliga after the season. 

He scored 12 goals in 32 appearances in the 2014-15 season. 

He scored 7 goals in 34 appearances in the 2015-16 season. 

Following the season, the club promoted to the top-flight Bundesliga in 2016. 

He scored his debut Bundesliga goal against FC Augsburg in 2016. 

He scored 5 goals in 30 appearances in the 2016-17 season. 

He scored 5 goals in 41 appearances in the 2017-18 season. 

He scored a hat-trick against Hertha BSC in March 2019.

With his hat-trick, he became the first-ever Leipzig player to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga.

He scored 19 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions in the 2018-19 season. 

His 15 league goals in the 2018-19 season made him the only third Danish player to score more than 14 Bundesliga goals in a single season. 

Yussuf Poulsen Stats

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International Career

He was eligible to represent Tanzania but he did not receive any offers from there. Thus, he made a choice to represent Denmark. 

Yussuf Poulsen has represented various Denmark national teams. He has represented Denmark U16, Denmark U17, Denmark U18, Denmark U19, Denmark U20, and Denmark U21 teams. 

He made his senior international debut against Albania in October 2014. 

He scored his first senior international goal against Serbia in June 2015. 

He rejected the national team's call-up for the 2016 Summer Olympics to focus on his club performance. 

He was included in Denmark's national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 

Yussuf Poulsen Wife

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Who is Yussuf Poulsen Married to?

Yussuf Poulsen is not married but engaged. He is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Maria Duus. The couple reportedly started dating in 2015. They got engaged in July 2019. The couple lives together in Leipzig. They know each other since 4th grade. 

He has over 95k followers on his Instagram. 

How tall is Yussuf Poulsen?

Yussuf Poulsen stands at a height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a body weight of 84 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has brown eyes and his hair color is dark brown. 

What is Yussuf Poulsen Net Worth?

Yussuf Poulsen earns from his professional football career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. He has a reported annual salary of $1 million. His net worth is estimated at $4 million.

Did You Know?

  • He sometimes uses Yurary as his shirt name.
  • He is the third Danish player after Ebbe Sand and Allan Simonsen to score more than 14 goals in a single Bundesliga season.
  • He is the first-ever Leipzig player to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga.
  • He has visited Tanzania, his father's country, several times.
  • He wears shirt number 9 at Leipzig.

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