|Full name||Yaser Safa Qasim Al Qadefaje|
|Date of birth||10 May 1991|
|Place of birth||Karrada, Baghdad, Iraq|
|Current club||Swindon Town|
|2010–2013||Brighton & Hove Albion||1||(0)|
|2012||→ Luton Town (loan)||11||(1)|
|2013||→ Macclesfield Town (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:45, 5 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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 after refusing professional terms by Tottenham.
Brighton & Hove Albion
He joined Brighton & Hove Albion in October 2010, signing a short-term contract until January 2011. On 20 November, Kasim was an unused substitute during the 2–2 draw against Bristol Rovers and during January 2011 it was revealed that he had signed a new short-term contract until 30 June. On 7 May 2011, Kasim made his debut for Brighton starting against Notts County.
On 21 May 2013, Kasim was released by Brighton.
Luton loan spell
On 12 July 2012, Kasim joined Conference Premier side Luton Town on a six month loan deal. 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.
Macclesfield loan spell
Move to Swindon Town
Yaser signed a 3 year deal with Swindon Town F.C after going on trial. In his time with Swindon, he has proven to be a valuable part of the Swindon midfield and has featured regularly for the Robins. His performances were so impressive that in January 2013, he was the subject of a rejected £250,000 from QPR for his services.
- As of 10 February 2013
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||2010–11||League One||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||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 Total||25||2||1||0||3||0||2||0||31||2|
- "Yaser Kasim". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
- "Albion snap up Spurs youngster". The Argus. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
- "Wood handed Albion debut". The Argus. 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
- "Whing back, young duo stay". The Argus. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
- "Kasim gets Albion debut". The Argus. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
- "New Deals for Development Squad players". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
- "Brighton midfielder Yaser Kasim joins Luton Town on loan". BBC Sport. 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "Adam and JJ to fight it out". Luton Today. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
- "Luton 2-2 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
- "Kasim joins Stags on loan". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "Yaser Kasim Stats". Soccerbase.
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