Yaser Kasim

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Yaser Kasim
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Personal information
Full name Yaser Safa Qasim Al Qadefaje
Date of birth (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Karrada, Baghdad, Iraq
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swindon Town
Number 8
Youth career
2007–2010 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (0)
2012 Luton Town (loan) 11 (1)
2013 Macclesfield Town (loan) 5 (0)
2013– Swindon Town 39 (2)
National team
2012 Iraq U23 1 (0)
2014- Iraq 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 16 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:45, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Yaser Safa Qasim Al Qadefaje (Arabic: ياسر قاسم‎, born 10 May 1991 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi footballer who plays as Midfielder for Swindon Town F.C. in English League One.

Career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Born in Karrada, Kasim started his career playing football on the hot tarmac of Baghdad. His career in England started in the youth teams at Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. He departed the club in the summer of 2010.[1]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

He joined Brighton & Hove Albion in October 2010, signing a short-term contract until January 2011.[2] On 20 November, Kasim was an unused substitute during the 2–2 draw against Bristol Rovers[3] and during January 2011 it was revealed that he had signed a new short-term contract until 30 June.[4] On 7 May 2011, Kasim made his debut for Brighton starting against Notts County.[5]

On 21 May 2013, Kasim was released by Brighton.[6]

Luton loan spell[edit]

On 12 July 2012, Kasim joined Conference Premier side Luton Town on a six month loan deal.[7] He played as a defensive midfielder through Luton's pre-season games, establishing himself as a first-team regular, and debuted for the club on 11 August in a 2–2 draw with Gateshead.[8][9]

Macclesfield loan spell[edit]

On 8 February 2013, Kasim joined Conference Premier side Macclesfield Town on an initial one-month loan.[10]

Swindon Town[edit]

Yaser signed a 3 year deal with Swindon Town F.C after a trial.

Career statistic[11][edit]

As of 10 August 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2010–11 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luton Town (loan) 2012–13 Conference Premier 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2012–13 Conference Premier 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Brighton & Hove Albion Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Swindon Town 2013–14 League One 37 2 1 0 3 0 4 0 45 2
Swindon Town 2014–15 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Swindon Town Total 38 2 1 0 3 0 4 0 46 2
Career totals 55 3 2 0 3 0 4 0 64 3

International career[edit]

In October 2013, Kasim rejected the chance to play for Iraq in their Asian Cup game against Saudi Arabia to focus on his role with Swindon Town.[12]

Kasim made his debut for the Iraqi national team in the 3-1 victory over China in March 2014.[13]

Iraq Senior Career[edit]

Cap Date Opposition Venue Result Goals
1 5 March 2014 China China United Arab Emirates Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah (W) 3–1
0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yaser Kasim". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Albion snap up Spurs youngster". The Argus. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Wood handed Albion debut". The Argus. 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Whing back, young duo stay". The Argus. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Kasim gets Albion debut". The Argus. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  6. ^ "New Deals for Development Squad players". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Brighton midfielder Yaser Kasim joins Luton Town on loan". BBC Sport. 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Adam and JJ to fight it out". Luton Today. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Luton 2-2 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  10. ^ "Kasim joins Stags on loan". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Yaser Kasim Stats". Soccerbase. 
  12. ^ "Swindon Town midfielder Yaser Kasim rejects Iraq international offer". Western Daily Press. 
  13. ^ "Kasim makes international debut". Swindon Advertiser. 

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