Fuad Ibrahim

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Fuad Ibrahim
Faud Ibrahim TFC 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fuad Abas Ibrahim
Date of birth (1991-08-15) 15 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Bik'a, Ethiopia[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Youth career
2006–2007 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2008–2010 Toronto FC 26 (3)
2012 Minnesota Stars FC 5 (0)
2013 AC Kajaani 7 (1)
National team
2006–2007 United States U17 29 (7)
2008–2010 United States U20 23 (5)
2012– Ethiopia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 29, 2013

Abdusalam Abas Ibrahim,Amharic: ፉአድ ኢብራሒም? known as Fuad Ibrahim and Ibee Ibrahim[2] (born August 15, 1991) is an Ethiopian footballer.

Early and personal life[edit]

Ibrahim was born in Ethiopia and raised in Richfield, Minnesota.[3]

Career[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Ibrahim spent his early career with the IMG Soccer Academy, FC Dallas and Toronto FC.[1][4][5] At the time of being drafted in 2007, he was the second-youngest ever player selected in the MLS Superdraft.[3]

Ibrahim graduated from Generation Adidas at the end of the 2010 MLS season.[6] He returned to professional soccer by signing with the Minnesota Stars FC of the North American Soccer League in April 2012.[3]

Ibrahim signed with AC Kajaani of the Finnish 2nd division in April 2013 and scored in his debut.[7]

International career[edit]

Ibrahim represented the United States at youth international level,[8][9][10] playing for the under-17 and under-20 teams.[3]

He was called up for Ethiopia's squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations,[11][12] and scored his first international goal in the Antelopes' 2-1 win over Tanzania in the warm-up to the competition.[13]

International goals[edit]

Current as of 20 January 2013.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reference
1 12 January 2013 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Tanzania 1–0 2–1 Friendly [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Montague, James (18 January 2013). "From Minnesota to Ethiopia: U.S. soccer star Fuad Ibrahim eyes Africa Cup of Nations chance". CNN International. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Stars sign Tobin, Ibrahim and Chin". Minnesota Stars FC. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Fuad Ibrahim at National-Football-Teams.com, retrieved on 21 January 2013.
  5. ^ Fuad Ibrahim profile at Soccerway, retrieved on 21 January 2013.
  6. ^ Simon Borg (18 November 2010). "Generation adidas players to graduate at season's end". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.socceroverthere.com/?p=14387
  8. ^ Fuad IbrahimFIFA competition record, retrieved on 21 January 2013
  9. ^ "2009 statistics". U.S. Soccer. ussoccer.com. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "2010 statistics". U.S. Soccer. ussoccer.com. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ethiopia snub ex-Pirates striker". MTN Football. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Nations Cup 2013: Ethiopia name squad". BBC Sport. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "New striker Fuad Ibrahim boosts Ethiopia". NDTV. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.