Mohammed Rabiu

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Mohammed Rabiu
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Personal information
Full name Mohammed Rabiu Al-Hassan[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
0000–2010 Liberty
2009–2010 Sampdoria (loan)
2010 Udinese (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Liberty
2008 Gimnàstic (loan) 2 (0)
2008–2009 Xerez (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2011 Evian (loan) 10 (0)
2011–2013 Evian 53 (2)
2013–2016 Kuban Krasnodar 51 (1)
2016 FC Anzhi Makhachkala 0 (0)
National team
2009 Ghana U20 9 (2)
2011–2015 Ghana 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Mohammed Rabiu Al-Hassan (Arabic: محمد رابيو الحسن‎‎; born 31 December 1989), simply known as Mohammed Rabiu (/mˈhæməd ræˈbj/ moh-HAM-əd rab-EE-yoo), is a Ghanaian professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

Rabiu signed by Gimnàstic on 31 January 2008 from Liberty, at age 18, the minimum age for international transfer.[2] He played his first game on 18 May 2008 against Sevilla Atlético, but left after 6 months and moved to Xerez CD.[3] There, he played his first game on 11 November 2008 against CD Tenerife. On 7 August 2009. U.C. Sampdoria signed the Ghanaian midfielder on loan from Liberty Professionals FC, the powerful half-back will be part of Sampdoria's youth team.[4] After a season, he joined Serie A outfit Udinese Calcio, as the club borrowed the registration quota from Sampdoria.

On 4 August 2010, he trained at Évian Thonon Gaillard for a possible loan,[5] which was confirmed on late August.[6] He made his debut at 17 October 2010, playing 10 games throughout the season[7] On 28 June 2011, Évian achieved promotion to Ligue 1 in the 2010–11 season, and completed a five-year permanent deal for Rabiu, for a €1M fee.[8]

On 22 August 2013, Rabiu signed a three-year deal with Kuban Krasnodar, for a reported €2.6M fee.[9][10]

On 16 August 2016, he signed a 3.5-year contract with FC Anzhi Makhachkala.[11] He didn't play any games for Anzhi in the first half of the 2016–17 season as he was recovering from injury. On 30 December 2016, Anzhi removed him from their Russian Premier League roster.[12] On 6 February 2017, another Russian club FC Dynamo Moscow confirmed that they are considering inviting Rabiu for a tryout.[13] On 9 February 2017, his agent said Rabiu is still recovering from injury and will not go on Dynamo tryout, and he still might return to Anzhi for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[14] The registration deadline for the 2016–17 season passed on 24 February 2017 without Rabiu getting re-registered for Anzhi.

International career[edit]

Rabiu represented the Black Satellites on international level,[15] he played with the team in the qualifications for the 2009 African Youth Championship in Rwanda.[16] In 2008, he was called up to the Black Stars squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana.[17]

International appearances[edit]

Titles and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Évian

International[edit]

Ghana U-20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 17. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ LFP Transfer List (web archive)
  3. ^ "Comunicado oficial" (in Spanish). xerezcd.com. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Sampdoria Snap Up Ghanaian Starlet Mohammed Rabiu On Loan – Report
  5. ^ "Mohammed Rabiu à l’essai". Évian Thonon Gaillard FC (in French). 4 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "ITALY/ OFFICIAL, Udinese loan Rabiu". transfermarketweb.com. 21 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rabiu Mohammed debuts for Evian TG". ghanasoccernet.com. 17 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rabiu Mohammed seals permanent Evian deal". MTN Football. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Russian club Kuban Krasnodar unveil Mohammed Rabiu". modernghana.com. 22 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ghanaian Mohammed Rabiu to join Russian side Krasnodar". bbc.com. 20 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Мохаммед Рабиу подписал контракт с «Анжи» (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 16 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Mohammed Rabiu RFPL registration page" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 30 December 2016. 
  13. ^ ФК "Динамо" подтвердил интерес к полузащитнику Мохаммеду Рабиу (in Russian). Russian News Agency TASS. 6 February 2017. 
  14. ^ Агент: Рабиу не поехал на просмотр в "Динамо", пока не известно, покинет ли он "Анжи" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 9 February 2017. 
  15. ^ Rabiu in Black Satellites squad
  16. ^ Ghana – African Youth Championship squads
  17. ^ Ghana – The Black Stars
  18. ^ "Rabiu, Mohammed". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 

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