Mohamed Elyounoussi

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Mohamed Elyounoussi
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Personal information
Full name Mohamed Elyounoussi
Date of birth (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Al Hoceima, Morocco
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Basel
Number 24
Youth career
Sarpsborg FK
Sarpsborg 08
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Sarpsborg 08 64 (15)
2014–2016 Molde 70 (30)
2016– Basel 32 (10)
National team
2011 Norway U-17 4 (0)
2012 Norway U-18 4 (0)
2012 Norway U-19 1 (0)
2013– Norway U-21 15 (4)
2014– Norway 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2017

Mohamed "Moi" Elyounoussi (Arabic: محمد اليونسي‎‎; born 4 August 1994 in Al Hoceima, Morocco) is a Norwegian footballer, who plays as a forward for Basel in the Swiss Super League.

Club career[edit]

Elyounoussi made his debut in Tippeligaen when he came on as a sub in Sarpsborg 08's match against Odd Grenland on 8 May 2011.

On 15 March 2014 Elyounoussi moved to fellow Tippeligaen side Molde FK.[1] During his first season with Molde FK he played in every league match and was the club's top scorer with 13 goals.[2]

On 6 July 2016, Elyounoussi moved to Swiss Super League side FC Basel on a four-year contract.[3] He made his first team league debut on 24 July in the 3–0 home win against Sion.[4] He scored his first goal for his new club just one week later on 31 July during the away game against Vaduz. It was the third Basler goal of the game and they won 5–1.[5] Elyounoussi scored a hat trick for Basel on 4 February 2017 during the home game against Lugano. These were the first three goals and were scored during the first 36 minutes of the game that Basel won 4–0.[6]

International career[edit]

In June 2011, Elyounoussi was called up for the Norway U-17 team.[7]

In November 2013 he was called up to the senior Norwegian national team for their January 2014 international matches in Abu Dhabi.[8] He made his debut there against Poland on 18 January 2014, replacing Erik Huseklepp in the 33rd minute of a 3–0 defeat.[9] He scored his first goal for Norway on 13 June 2017 against Sweden

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.[10]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 June 2017 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo  Sweden 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

He is the cousin of Tarik Elyounoussi, who is also a Norwegian international footballer.[11] Elyounoussi’s father owns a pizza shop in Norway, with young Mohamed occasionally mucking in and serving customers behind the counter.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 June 2017.[13]
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sarpsborg 08 2011 Tippeligaen 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2012 Norwegian First Division 26 9 3 1 0 0 29 10
2013 Tippeligaen 29 6 1 0 0 0 30 6
Total 64 15 5 1 0 0 69 16
Molde 2014 Tippeligaen 30 13 4 4 3 0 37 17
2015 28 12 1 0 12 7 41 19
2016 12 5 1 1 2 0 15 6
Total 70 30 6 5 17 7 93 42
Basel 2016–17 Swiss Super League 32 10 4 0 3 0 39 10
Total 32 10 4 0 3 0 39 10
Career total 166 55 15 6 20 7 181 68

Honours[edit]

Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Selger Elyounoussi til tippeligarival". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). 15 March 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Toppscorern". Molde FK (in Norwegian). 9 December 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mohamed Elyounoussi wechselt zum FCB". fcb.ch (in German). FC Basel. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Marti, Caspar (2016). "3:0 gegen Sion – Der FCB war beim Auftact parat". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  5. ^ Marti, Caspar (2016). "Klarer Sieg beim FC Vaduz". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  6. ^ Marti, Caspar (2017). "Elyounoussi hattrick beim 4:0 gegen Lugano". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Mohamed Elyounoussi på G17-landslaget". sa.no (in Norwegian). Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "HERRELANDSLAGETS TROPP TIL JANUAR-KAMPER" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "18.01.2014 Norway v Poland". eu-football.info. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "M. Elyounoussi". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Tarik Elyounoussi håper han møter fetteren Mohamed (16) til duell". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Heneage, Kristan (24 March 2016). "Mohamed Elyounoussi: The pizza-loving forward Leicester are eyeing as Mahrez's replacement". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Mohamed Elyounoussi". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game". allaboutgeneva.com. 25 May 2017. 

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