Yussuf Yurary Poulsen | Playerprofile
Yussuf Poulsen was born on 15 June 1994 in Kopenhagen and plays for RB Leipzig. He played for Boldklubben Skjold from 2000-2008, for Lyngby BK from 2008-2013 and has played for RB Leipzig since 2013.
Current season 2020/21
In the current season, the 1.92m-tall forward has scored five goals and takes fourth place within his squad. He shares this rank with Alexander Sørloth. With four assists, Yussuf Poulsen presently has the third-most in his team along with Angeliño. With 42 shots taken so far, Yussuf Poulsen has had the fourth-most attempts on goal of any RB Leipzig player. Up to now, he has hit the post two times. With this, he has had the fifth-most in the league along with Marcel Sabitzer, Alexander Sørloth, Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Mateo Klimowicz (VfB Stuttgart), John Anthony Brooks (VfL Wolfsburg), Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg), Lucas Höler (Sport-Club Freiburg), Nils Petersen (Sport-Club Freiburg), Sergio Córdova (DSC Arminia Bielefeld), Lucas Alario (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund), Milot Rashica (SV Werder Bremen), Jean-Philippe Mateta (1. FSV Mainz 05), Robin Quaison (1. FSV Mainz 05) and Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05). Until now, Yussuf Poulsen has been responsible for 13 passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself 10th place within the statistics of his club. In 13 of the previous 25 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 25 games, he won 15 with his club. Additionally, Yussuf Poulsen was substituted in for 12 games.
Yussuf Poulsen played his last game on the 29th matchday of the 2020/21 season (16 April 2021). Playing for RB Leipzig, he played against TSG Hoffenheim and tied with 0-0. He was substituted in and played as a forward for a total of 18 minutes in this game. Yussuf Poulsen shot at the opponent's goal a total of two times. In terms of total touches, he had 18 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 12 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, the player with the shirt number 9 was able to win eight. He covered a distance of 3 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of three sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
The 26-year-old has played 137 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 73. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of RB Leipzig. Here, Yussuf Poulsen has put a total of 34 balls in the net. With a total of 34 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 27th place on the active scoring chart.