|Full name||Yussuf Yurary Poulsen|
|Date of birth||15 June 1994|
|Place of birth||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2013–||Denmark League XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:38, 2 November 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2016
Yussuf Poulsen began playing football at BK Skjold. At first he was a defensive player and in Kenneth Zohore he had a teammate, with whom he was to play later in the Danish youth national teams. After Zohoré joined FC Copenhagen, Yussuf Poulsen was moved to a position as a striker. At the age of 14 he joined the youth ranks of Lyngby BK. He played his first match as a senior on 4 December 2011, when he came on the pitch against AC Horsens after 84 minutes, as a substitute for Mathias Tauber. Poulsen did not immediately establish himself in the starting eleven, and he was at the end of the season only on five appearances. His club, Lyngby were also relegated from Superligaen. 5 August 2012 he scored his first goal at senior level, as well as for his club, when he in the second match in the 1. Division (second Danish league) scored the 1-0 winning goal against AB Gladsaxe. He was a regular player in the starting 11, and played 32 matches, scoring eleven goals.
His achievements attracted the interest of foreign and domestic clubs, and on 4 July 2013, he signed a contract with the newly promoted 3. Liga German side RB Leipzig. Poulsen earned promotion with Leipzig to the 2. Bundesliga in 2014 and the German top-flight Bundesliga in 2016. On game day 6 of the 2016-17 season, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 2-1 victory at home against FC Augsburg.
- As of 16 May 2016.
|RB Leipzig||3. Liga||2013–14||36||10||1||0||—||—||37||10|
- Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
|1.||13 June 2015||Parken, Copenhagen||Serbia||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
|2.||17 November 2015||Parken, Copenhagen||Sweden||1–2||2–2||UEFA Euro 2016 Q play-offs|
|3.||8 October 2016||PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland||Poland||2–3||2–3||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Poulsen is the son of a Tanzanian father and a Danish mother. Poulsen's father had worked on a container ship, oscillating between Africa and Denmark, before he married Poulsen's mother and settled in Copenhagen. His father died of cancer when Yussuf was only 6 years old.
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- Olympia Verlag GmbH (publisher) (4 July 2013). "Poulsen wird ein roter Bulle". kicker online (in German). Retrieved 31 October 2013.
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- "Olympics: Dane turns down Rio to prepare for Bundesliga". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
- Unterschrieben: Yussuf Poulsen verstärkt RB Leipzig – erste Einsätze am Wochenende, www.lvz-online.de vom 4. Juli 2013
- Venner fra barnsben: Yussuf Poulsen hjælper Højbjerg igennem sorgen, http://www.bt.dk October 10, 2015
- Derfor brød Pierre-Emile sammen i gråd: Poulsen og Højbjerg har en fælles fortid, http://www.bt.dk June 14, 2015