Yussuf Saleh

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Yussuf Saleh
Personal information
Full name Yussuf Yassin Saleh
Date of birth (1984-03-22) March 22, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Solna, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
AFC United
Youth career
Råsunda IS
FC Inter Orhoy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2007 Hässelby SK FF 32 (10)
2007–2008 Vasalunds IF 28 (11)
2008 Ciudad de Murcia (loan) 30 (10)
2008–2011 AIK 14 (0)
2010–2011 Syrianska FC (loan) 46 (3)
2012 Syrianska FC 24 (1)
2013 FC Tobol 10 (1)
2014 Syrianska FC 10 (2)
2014–2015 IK Sirius 3 (0)
2015– AFC United 3 (1)
National team
2012– Ethiopia 16 [1] (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2014

Yussuf Yassin Saleh (Amharic: ዩሱፍ ያሲን ሳላህ?) (born March 22, 1984) is an Ethiopian footballer who currently plays for AFC United and the Ethiopia national football team. Yussuf was originally an attacking midfielder but also an adept left-winger which is the position he currently plays in.[2][better source needed] He has previously played for Hässelby SK FF, Vasalunds IF, Ciudad de Murcia and AIK.


Yussuf was playing in the Swedish third tier with Vasalunds IF when he was signed by Stockholm club AIK in the summer of 2008.[3] He made his Allsvenskan debut against IF Elfsborg on 10 August that same year.[4] Yussuf became Swedish champion with AIK in 2009, but the following year he was sent out on loan to nearby Superettan club Syrianska FC because he needed to play more games to continue his development.[3] During his loan, Yussuf helped the club get promoted to Allsvenskan for the first time ever and the next year he returned on loan to play with them again, this time at the highest level of the Swedish football league system.[5] After his contract with AIK expired he signed a one-year deal with Syrianska for the 2012 season.[6] In 2013, he completed a transfer to Kazakhstan side FC Tobol.

International career[edit]

Yussuf was born in Sweden to Ethiopian parents and in 2012 he was called in to represent Ethiopia in the 2012 edition of CECAFA hosted in Uganda.[7] He was named in the Ethiopian squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[8][9]




  1. ^ "Yussuf Saleh". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Yussuf Saleh". Football-lineups.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Yussuf Saleh lånas ut 2010" (in Swedish). Aikfotboll.se. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Allsvenskan, herrar Matchinformation: AIK - IF Elfsborg" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2008-08-10. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Yussuf Saleh lånas ut" (in Swedish). Aikfotboll.se. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Yussuf Saleh och Ismail Lawal klara för Syrianska FC" (in Swedish). Syrianskafc.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  7. ^ Andreas Hanson (18 November 2012). "Saleh uttagen till landslag: "Jättestolt"" (in Swedish). Lt.se. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Nations Cup 2013: Ethiopia name squad". BBC Sport. 2 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Champions St.George dominate Ethiopia AFCON squad". Ethiosports.com. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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