Yannick Salem

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Yannick Salem
Personal information
Full name Yannick Salem
Date of birth (1983-03-29) 29 March 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Amiens, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[citation needed]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
1997-2000 LB Châteauroux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Châteauroux B 31 (19)
2001–2003 Créteil 59 (24)
2003–2005 Grenoble Foot 40 (20)
2005–2006 De Graafschap[1] 23 (10)
2006–2008 AGOVV Apeldoorn 12 (5)
2008–2009 K.S.K. Beveren[2] 11 (6)
2009–2010 Eintracht Trier 15 (7)
2010–2011 Stockport County 15 (9)
2011 AFC Telford United 14 (6)
2011–2012 Concordia Chiajna 11 (6)
2012-2013 1.FC Wülfrath 19 (9)
2013-2014 Târgu Mures 20 (10)
National team
2007-2012 Congo 20 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Yannick Salem is a French-born Congolese international footballer who plays for ASA Targu Mures.


The first three clubs that Salem played for were Grenoble, Créteil and Châteauroux.[3] In 2005 he moved to the Dutch team De Graafschap. After impressing at De Graafschap, Salem went on a trial with Nottingham Forest in August 2007.[4] After a successful trial spell at Forest, a deal could not be put in place so Yannick moved to AGOVV Apeldoorn, his second Dutch team. AGOVV Apeldoorn had a lot of financial problems which meant many of the first team players could not feature. After two frustrating seasons with the Dutch club, Salem moved to Belgian club K.S.K. Beveren and then the following season to the rich SV Eintracht Trier 05. The German club spent a lot of money on salaries in order to recruit the best possible players and move up the German divisions, however this did not lead to success on the pitch which lead to a number of players, including Yannick, to break their contracts.

On 30 October 2010 Salem signed a short-term deal at Stockport County in England.[5]

International career[edit]

Salem has been called up to the national team for Congo on a number of occasions. He made his debut in an African Cup Of Nations qualifier against Zambia in 2007, and has at least a further two caps from friendlies in 2009 against North Korea[6] and Angola.[7] He was also called up for a game against Morocco, but had to withdraw from the squad.


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