Youssef En-Nesyri

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Youssef En-Nesyri
Personal information
Full name Youssef En-Nesyri
Date of birth (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Fez, Morocco
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Leganés
Number 26
Youth career
Maghreb Fez
2011–2015 AM Football
2015–2016 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Málaga B 6 (6)
2016–2018 Málaga 38 (5)
2018– Leganés 11 (1)
National team
2015–2016 Morocco U20 7 (3)
2016– Morocco 21 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:38, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 August 2018

Youssef En-Nesyri (born 1 June 1997) is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CD Leganés as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Málaga[edit]

After starting his youth career at Mohammed VI Football Academy, En-Nesyri joined Málaga CF for a fee of 125,000 in 2015.[2] Initially assigned to the Juvenil squad, he made his senior debut for the reserves on 16 April 2016, scoring the last in a 3–1 Tercera División away win against Guadix CF.[3] He netted back-to-back goals in the following three matches against CD Huétor Tájar,[4] River Melilla CF[5] and FC Vilafranca[6] and went on to become an integral player for the reserve side which narrowly missed promotion to Segunda Division B.[7]

On 8 July 2016, En-Nesyri was included in first team manager Juande Ramos' pre-season squad,[8] and scored a double in a 4–0 friendly win against Algeciras CF eight days later.[9]

On 23 August 2016, after scoring six goals during the pre-season, En-Nesyri agreed to a contract extension until 2020.[10] Three days later he made his professional – and La Liga – debut, coming on as a late substitute for Keko in a 2–2 away draw against RCD Espanyol.[11]

En-Nesyri scored his first professional goal on 21 September 2016, netting the winner in a 2–1 home victory against SD Eibar, after coming on as a substitute for Charles.[12] He contributed with four goals in 25 league appearances during the 2017–18 campaign, as his side suffered relegation.

Leganés[edit]

On 17 August 2018, En-Nesyri signed a five-year contract with CD Leganés in the main category.[13]

International career[edit]

After representing Morocco at under-20 level, En-Nesyri was called up to the full squad by manager Hervé Renard on 22 August 2016, for friendlies against Albania and São Tomé and Príncipe.[14] He made his debut against the former nine days later, starting in a 0–0 draw at the Loro Boriçi Stadium in Shkodër.He was included in the squad for the 2018 Fifa world cup and scored against Spain in the group stages after coming on as a late substitute.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 20 November 2018.[15]
Morocco
Year Apps Goals
2016 6 0
2017 8 1
2018 7 5
Total 21 6

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.[15]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 January 2017 Stade d'Oyem, Oyem, Gabon  Togo 3–1 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
2. 9 June 2018 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 3–0 3–1 Friendly
3. 25 June 2018 Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia  Spain 2–1 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup
4. 8 September 2018 Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco  Malawi 2–0 3–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 3–0
6. 20 November 2018 Stade Olympique de Radès, Rades, Tunisia  Tunisia 1–0 1–0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ "En-Nesyri llama a la puerta" [En-Nesyri knocks on the door] (in Spanish). La Opinión de Málaga. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ "La Academia results". Málaga CF. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. ^ "El Atl. Malagueño mantiene el pulso al liderato" [Atl. Malagueño keep the pulse to the leadership] (in Spanish). 101TV. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ "El Malagueño golea al Ríver Melilla, pero no consigue alcanzar el liderato" [Malagueño thrash Ríver Melilla, but cannot reach leadership] (in Spanish). Diario Sur. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  6. ^ "La Rosaleda selló el pase a la siguiente ronda (2–0)" [La Rosaleda went through the following round (2–0)] (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ Gallardo, Antonio (6 September 2016). "Málaga | En-Nesyri: from Málaga B to full international in two months". AS English. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Málaga CF kicks off 2016/17 pre-season". Málaga CF. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  9. ^ "El Málaga CF se estrena en la pretemporada con victoria" [Málaga CF debut in the pre-season with victory]. Málaga CF. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  10. ^ "El Málaga blinda a En Nesyri: 20 millones de cláusula" [Málaga tie up En Nesyri: 20 millions of release clause] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  11. ^ "El Espanyol regala un punto al Málaga" [Espanyol give a point to Málaga] (in Spanish). Marca. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  12. ^ "En Nesyri se presenta ante el mundo del fútbol" [En Nesyri presents himself to the footballing world] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  13. ^ "El Leganés confirma la contratación de En-Nesyri por cinco temporadas" [Leganés confirm the signing of En-Nesyri for five seasons] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  14. ^ "En-Nesyri, called-up to Morocco's national team". Málaga CF. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  15. ^ a b Youssef En-Nesyri at National-Football-Teams.com

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