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Full name
Yussuf Yurary Poulsen


78 kg


1.93 m

Playing position


Yussuf Poulsen

Career start

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Date of birth
(1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 21)

Current teams
Denmark national football team (Forward), RB Leipzig (#9 / Forward)

Similar People
Jakob Poulsen, Pierre Hojbjerg, William Kvist, Lars Jacobsen, Simon Poulsen

Place of birth
Copenhagen, Denmark

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


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Club career

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Yussuf Poulsen began playing football at BK Skjold. At first he was a defensive player and in Kenneth Zohore he had a teammate, 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.

Lyngby BK

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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.

RB Leipzig

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His achievements attracted the interest of foreign and domestic clubs, and on 4 July 2013, he signed a contract with the newly promoted 3. Liga German side RB Leipzig. Poulsen earned promotion with Leipzig to the 2. Bundesliga in 2014 and the German top-flight Bundesliga 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.


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As of 16 May 2016.

International career

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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.

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Poulsen was selected in Denmark's squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, however he rejected the call-up in order to cement his place at Leipzig.

International goals

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.

Personal life

Poulsen is the son of a Tanzanian father and a Danish mother. Poulsen's father had worked on a container ship, oscillating between Africa and Denmark, before he married Poulsen's mother and settled in Copenhagen. His father died of cancer when Yussuf was only 6 years old.


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