Moshtagh Yaghoubi

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Moshtagh Yaghoubi
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Personal information
Full name Moshtagh Hossain Yaghoubi
Date of birth (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Kabul, Afghanistan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
HJK
Number 10
Youth career
2007 HaPa
2008 MP
2009 HJK
2010 PK-35
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 FC Honka 52 (4)
2011–2012Pallohonka (loan) 22 (2)
2014 Spartaks Jūrmala 6 (1)
2014Dynamo Moscow (loan) 0 (0)
2015 RoPS 30 (4)
2016 Spartaks Jūrmala 6 (0)
2016Shakhter Karagandy (loan) 11 (0)
2017– HJK 19 (2)
National team
2009 Finland U15 4 (0)
2013 Finland U19 1 (0)
2013–2014 Finland U20 5 (1)
2013– Finland U21 20 (6)
2017– Finland 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:44, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:40, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Moshtagh Hossain Yaghoubi (Dari: مشتاق حسین یعقوبی; born 8 November 1994), better known as Mosa, is an Afghan-born Finnish footballer who plays for HJK Helsinki.

Youth career[edit]

Yaghoubi started playing football at the age of 13 with his local club HaPa. After playing in the youth teams of MP, HJK and PK-35 he joined Honka in 2011.[1] [2]

Club career[edit]

Honka[edit]

Yaghoubi made his debut for Honka against KuPS on 13 October 2011.[3] Yaghoubi scored his first goal on 27 May 2012 against FC Haka.[4] Yaghoubi made his Europa League debut on 18 July 2013 in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round where Honka lost 1–3 in the first leg to 2012–13 Ekstraklasa runners up Lech Poznań.[5][6]

Pallohonka[edit]

Yaghoubi played 1 season on loan for the second team of FC Honka. He played 22 games and scored 2 goals. After his loan he returned to FC Honka.

Spartaks Jūrmala[edit]

In February 2014 Yaghoubi was transferred to the Latvian Higher League club FK Spartaks Jūrmala, signing a three-year contract. He was given shirtnumber 7.[7]

Dynamo Moscow[edit]

Soon after his move to Spartaks Jūrmala he immediately was loaned to the Russian Premier League side Dynamo Moscow. Yaghoubi was given shirt number 61 in the first team, but did not make any appearances for them, mostly remaining on the bench and being involved in the reserve team action.[8]

Return to Spartaks Jūrmala[edit]

In August 2014 he returned to Spartaks Jūrmala. Yaghoubi scored his first Latvian Higher League goal on 26 October 2014 in a 1–0 victory over FK Daugava Rīga.[9]

RoPS[edit]

On 5 March 2015 he signed a contract with RoPS which is a football team in the Finland Veikkausliiga.[10] He made his debut against SJK on 17 March 2015. He scored his first goal against FC Inter Turku in the Suomen Cup. He ended the season with a second place in the Finnish league. He scored 4 goals and made 5 assists. He won at the end of the season the Best Midfielder award for his club and the Best Midfielder award for the Finland U21.

Shakhter Karagandy[edit]

In February 2016, Yaghoubi went on trial with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Shakhter Karagandy.[11] On 17 March 2016, Yaghoubi signed a season-long loan deal with Shakhter Karagandy.[12] Yaghoubi's loan was terminated by Shakhter Karagandy on 17 June 2016.[13]

HJK Helsinki[edit]

On 4 November 2016, HJK Helsinki announced the signing of Moshtagh Yaghoubi.[14]

International career[edit]

Finland U21[edit]

Yaghoubi acquired Finnish nationality in 2013 and got called up for Finland national under-21 team for 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Lithuania on 11 June 2013.[15] Yaghoubi scored his national team debut goal when Finland beat Wales U-21 5–1 in UEFA Under-21 Championship qualification on 14 August 2013.[16]

Finland[edit]

On 31 October 2013 Yaghoubi made his debut for Finland national football team in an unofficial 4–2 friendly match loss to Mexico.[17] He eventually made his official debut for Finland in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Turkey. He came on the field in the 67th minute for Sakari Mattila.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 April 2018[20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Honka 2011 Veikkausliiga 1 0 1 0
2012 27 1 4 0 6 0 37 1
2013 24 3 2 0 4 0 2 0 32 3
Pallohonka (loan) 2011 Kakkonen 20 2 20 2
2012 2 0 2 0
Spartaks Jūrmala 2014 LMT Virslīga 6 1 6 1
Dynamo Moscow (loan) 2013–14 Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0
RoPS 2015 Veikkausliiga 30 4 1 1 2 0 33 5
Spartaks Jūrmala 2016 LMT Virslīga 6 0 2 0 8 0
Shakhter Karagandy (loan) 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League 11 0 1 0 12 0
HJK 2017 Veikkausliiga 16 2 4 2 3 1 23 5
2018 3 0 8 5 11 5
Career total 146 13 20 8 12 0 7 1 185 22

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played on 9 June 2018[21]

Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 3 0
2018 3 1
Total 6 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played on 9 June 2018. Finland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Yaghoubi goal.[21]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2018 Tampere Stadium, Tampere, Finland  Belarus 2–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Honka
Spartaks Jūrmala
HJK

Personal life[edit]

Yaghoubi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, to ethnic Hazara parents. Yaghoubi and his family fled Afghanistan in 1999 to settle down in Tehran, Iran. After living seven years in Iran his family applied for asylum in Finland.

Yaghoubi has a tattoo on his leftarm with the name of his late father Gholam Sakhi.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Junioritasolla Yaghoubi"" (PDF) (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ ""Innokas keskikenttätaituri "Mosa" syöttää tarkasti"" (in Finnish). lansivayla.fi. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  3. ^ ""KUPS VS. FC HONKA 1-4"". soccerway.com. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  4. ^ ""FC HAKA VS. FC HONKA 2-1"". soccerway.com. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  5. ^ ""LE: FC Honka - Lech Poznań 1:3" (in Polish). lechpoznan.pl. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  6. ^ ""EL match: Honka-Lech". uefa.com. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ ""Spartaks" paraksta līgumu ar afgāņu izcelsmes Somijas U21 pussargu" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  8. ^ «Динамо» объявило об аренде Ягуби (in Russian). Sports.ru. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Jagubi atgriežas "Spartakā", "Daugava" (D) piesaka kārtējo ukraini" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  10. ^ Administrator. "Moshtagh Yaghoubi siirtyy RoPS:n riveihin". Rovaniemen Palloseura.
  11. ^ "ШАХТЕР ПРОСМАТРИВАЕТ ИНОСТРАННЫХ ФУТБОЛИСТОВ" (in Russian). shahter.kz. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ "ЯГУБИ МОШТАГ ПОДПИСАЛ КОНТРАКТ С ШАХТЕРОМ". shahter.kz (in Russian). FC Shakhter Karagandy. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  13. ^ "ШАХТЕР ПОКИНУЛИ ЭРФАН ЗЕНЕЛИ И МОШТАГ ЯГУБИ". shahter.kz (in Russian). FC Shakhter Karagandy. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  14. ^ "MOSHTAGH YAGHOUBI KLUBIIN" (in Finnish). hjk.fi. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Yaghoubi liittyy Pikkuhuuhkajiin". palloliitto.fi.
  16. ^ "BBC Sport – European Championship qualifier: Wales U21 1–5 Finland U21". BBC Sport.
  17. ^ "Finland-Mexico". ca.sports.yahoo.com. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  18. ^ "Turkey-Finland". fifa.com. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Suomi vain suupala Turkille - sysimustat minuutit ratkaisivat" (in Finnish). iltalehti.fi. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  20. ^ "M.Yaghoubi". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  21. ^ a b "Moshtagh Yaghoubi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  22. ^ ""Hongan 17-vuotiaalla lupauksella rankka tausta" (in Finnish). is.fi. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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