Amin Askar

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Amin Askar
Amin Askar og Ibrahim Drame.JPG
Amin Askar in 2014
Personal information
Full name Amin Soleiman Askar
Date of birth (1985-10-01) 1 October 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Harer, Ethiopia[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Şanlıurfaspor
Number 10
Youth career
Kambo IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Moss 110 (22)
2009–2012 Fredrikstad 80 (8)
2012–2016 Brann 80 (21)
2015 Sarpsborg 08 (loan) 27 (2)
2016– Şanlıurfaspor 17 (1)
National team
2014– Ethiopia 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 Jun 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2015

Amin Soleiman Askar (Somali: Aamiin Askaar, Arabic: امين عسكر‎‎) (born 1 October 1985) is an Ethiopian[2] professional football player who currently plays for Şanlıurfaspor. Askar also holds Norwegian citizenship, having lived in Norway since he was two years old.

Club career[edit]

Fredrikstad FK[edit]

A versatile footballer, Askar has played in several positions, including defence and midfield.[3] On 27 March 2009, he signed a two-year contract with Fredrikstad.[3]

SK Brann[edit]

Before the 2012 season, Askar signed a contract with the Tippeligaen club Brann.

Sarpsborg 08 FF[edit]

Before the 2015 season, Askar signed a loan-deal with the Tippeligaen club Sarpsborg 08.

International[edit]

In 2013 Askar decided to represent Ethiopia at senior level. Askar was supposed to make his debut against Nigeria in the African play-offs for the World Cup in Brazil, but the needed papers work did not arrive on time. He will be expected to make his debut on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 August 2015[5]
Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003 Moss Adeccoligaen 25 1 2 0 27 1
2004 15 2 1 1 16 3
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 23 6 1 1 24 7
2007 25 7 1 2 26 9
2008 22 6 0 0 22 6
2009 Fredrikstad Tippeligaen 27 3 4 1 31 4
2010 Adeccoligaen 28 4 3 2 31 6
2011 Tippeligaen 25 1 4 2 29 3
2012 Brann 23 8 4 0 27 8
2013 29 9 1 0 30 9
2014 28 4 4 2 32 6
2015 Sarpsborg 08 27 2 4 1 31 3
Career Total 297 43 29 12 326 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amin Askar" (in Norwegian). Sportsklubben Brann. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amin Askar dreams of playing for Ethiopia Walia Ibex finally come true as he lands in Ethiopia after 29 years away". Soka25east.com\Accessdate=2016-03-11. 
  3. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20110722113131/http://www.demokraten.no/ffk/article4226426.ece. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Amin Askar gets the call from Ethiopian Coach Mariano Barreto – Ethiosports". Ethiosports.com. 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Amin Askar" (in Norwegian). NIFS - Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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