Adi Yussuf

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Adi Yussuf
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Personal information
Full name Abdillahie Yussuf
Date of birth (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Zanzibar, Tanzania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2011 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Leicester City 0 (0)
2011 Tamworth (loan) 10 (2)
2011–2013 Burton Albion 25 (1)
2013–2014 Lincoln City 2 (0)
2013 Gainsborough Trinity (loan) 2 (1)
2014 Harrogate Town (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Histon (loan) 6 (2)
2014–2015 Oxford City 39 (27)
2015–2016 Mansfield Town 26 (5)
2016–2017 Crawley Town (loan) 16 (2)
2017– Grimsby Town 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2017 (UTC).

Abdillahie "Adi" Yussuf (born 20 February 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Grimsby Town as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Born in Zanzibar, Tanzania Yussuf began his career with Leicester City, for the youth and reserve teams. He failed to make an appearance for the club, and on 21 May 2011, with the impending expiry of his contract, Yussuf was released by Leicester City.[1]

Tamworth (loan)[edit]

On 1 January 2011, Yussuf signed for Conference National side Tamworth on a one-month loan deal.[2] Yussuf made his Tamworth debut on 1 January 2011, coming on as a 45th-minute substitute for Scott Barrow in a Conference National fixture away to Kettering Town, and it turned out to be a winning start to his career with the club as Tamworth went on to win the game 1–0, thanks to an own goal from Paul Furlong.[3]

Burton Albion[edit]

Following a successful trial period with Burton Albion during the pre-season of 2011–12, the club signed Yussuf on a one-year deal on 2 August 2011.[4] Yussuf's first goal for Burton came in the 6–3 away victory against Barnet on 29 October 2011. Having found first team opportunities hard to come by, Yussuf had to wait until August 11, 2012 to score his second Albion goal, the opener in a 2–2 draw against Sheffield United in the League Cup, Albion eventually going on to win on penalties.

Lincoln City[edit]

On 23 May 2013, Yussuf signed for Conference National side Lincoln on a one-year deal.[5] After making only two appearances for Lincoln, Yussuf found more success out on loan, with spells at Gainsborough Trinity, Harrogate Town and Histon throughout the season, scoring a total of 3 goals in 10 games throughout the season.

Oxford City[edit]

On 1 August 2014, Yussuf joined Oxford City, signing a one-year deal with the Conference North club.[6] On 9 August 2014, Yussuf made his Oxford City debut in a 1–0 away victory against Hyde United, playing the full 90 minutes.[7] Yussuf scored twice in Oxford City's 3–2 victory over Solihull Moors, netting his first goals for the club in the 5th and 27th minute.[8] On 15 November 2014, Yussuf registered his 10th league goal of the campaign, in a 2–1 home victory over Brackley Town.[9] On 7 February 2015, Yussuf scored his first hat-trick for Oxford City, in a 5–0 victory in their away fixture against Brackley Town.[10]

Mansfield Town[edit]

It was announced on 5 June 2015 that Yussuf had signed for Mansfield Town on a free transfer from Oxford City.[11] On 8 August 2015, Yussuf made his Mansfield Town debut in a 1–1 draw with Carlisle United, replacing Nathan Thomas in the 74th minute.[12] On 3 October 2015, Yussuf scored his first Mansfield Town goal in a 4–3 away victory over Dagenham & Redbridge, scoring the winner in the 85th minute.[13] On 11 March 2016, Yussuf received a five-game ban and a £700 fine from the FA for urinating at the back of the stand while warming-up as an unused substitute during the League Two fixture against Plymouth Argyle.[14][15]

Crawley Town (loan)[edit]

Yussuf joined Crawley Town on a six-month loan on 2 August 2016.[16] Four days later, Yussuf made his Crawley Town debut in a 1–0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers, replacing Enzio Boldewijn in the 95th minute.[17] On 24 September 2016, Yussuf scored his first goal for Crawley in a 3–2 away victory over Morecambe, opening the scoring in the 72nd minute.[18] On 26 December 2016, Crawley manager Dermot Drummy confirmed that Yussuf's loan deal had been terminated.[19]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Yussuf joined League Two side Grimsby Town on 1 January 2017, agreeing an 18-month contract on a free transfer.[20][21] Two days later, he scored on his debut; from a goal-kick, he brought the ball down and flick to strike partner Bogle, again flicking the ball into the path of Yussuf, he raced forward and slotting past Gillespie to seal a 3–1 victory for Grimsby and end Carlisle United's unbeaten home record.[22] Away at Hartlepool United in his second match, Yussuf opened the scoring to to make it two goals in his first two appearances for The Mariners.

International career[edit]

Yussuf was called up to the Tanzania squad in August 2015.[23] He again linked up with the Tanzanian national squad in March 2016,[24] however, he was unable play in any matches due to a suspension.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 March 2017[25][26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamworth (loan) 2010–11[27] Conference Premier 10 2 0 0 10 2
Burton Albion 2011–12[28] League Two 17 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 19 1
2012–13[28] League Two 8 0 0 0 3 1 1[a] 0 12 1
Total 25 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 31 2
Lincoln City 2013–14[27] Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 2 0
Gainsborough Trinity (loan) 2013–14[27] Conference North 2 1 0 0 2 1
Harrogate Town (loan) 2013–14[27] Conference North 2 0 0 0 2 0
Histon (loan) 2013–14[27] Conference North 8 1 0 0 8 1
Oxford City 2014–15[27] Conference North 39 27 0 0 3[b] 2 42 29
Mansfield Town 2015–16[29] League Two 26 5 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 30 5
Crawley Town (loan) 2016–17[30] League Two 16 2 2 0 1 0 4[a] 1 23 3
Grimsby Town 2016–17[30] League Two 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
Career total 141 41 4 0 6 1 10 3 161 45
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricardo shown door by Leicester City". BBC Sport. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tamworth sign Leicester City striker Abdillahie Yussuf". BBC Sport. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kettering 0–1 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 1 January 2011. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Burton Albion sign ex-Leicester City striker Adi Yussuf". BBC Sport. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lincoln City sign Jon Nolan and Adi Yussuf". BBC Sport. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "City Bag Yussuf". Pitchero Non League. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hyde United vs. Oxford City". Soccerway. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Solihull Moors vs. Oxford City". Soccerway. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Oxford City vs. Brackley Town". Soccerway. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Brackley Town vs. Oxford City". Soccerway. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Tanzanian hot-shot becomes sixth signing". Mansfield Town F.C. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Mansfield Town vs. Carlisle United". Soccerway. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge vs. Mansfield Town". Soccerway. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Adi Yussuf: Mansfield striker banned for urinating at back of stand". BBC. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Mansfield's Adi Yussuf given five-match ban for urinating behind stand". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Adi Yussuf: Crawley Town sign Mansfield striker on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Crawley Town vs. Wycombe Wanderers". Soccerway. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Morecambe vs. Crawley Town". Soccerway. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Yussuf leaves Reds". Crawley Town Official Site. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  20. ^ Wood, Liam (31 December 2016). "Mariners set to snap-up frontman from League Two rivals". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Grimsby sign forward Adi Yussuf". Sky Sports. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Carlisle 1–3 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Tanzania/Nigeria: Stars Enter Camp for Nigeria Clash". AllAfrica.com. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Yussuf links up with Tanzania squad". Mansfield Town F.C. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  25. ^ Adi Yussuf at Soccerbase
  26. ^ Adi Yussuf at Soccerway
  27. ^ a b c d e f "A. Yussuf". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Adi Yussuf in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Adi Yussuf in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Adi Yussuf in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  31. ^ Lomas, John (8 June 2015). "Adi Yussuf named in Conference North Team of the Year". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. London: Johnston Press. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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