Abu Danladi

Abu Danladi (born October 10, 1995) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Nashville SC in Major League Soccer.[1]

Abu Danladi
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Danladi playing for Minnesota United in July, 2017
Personal information
Full name Abu Danladi
Date of birth (1995-10-10) October 10, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Takoradi, Ghana
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Nashville SC
Number 7
Youth career
–2011 Right to Dream Academy
2011–2014 Santa Barbara Soccer Club
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 UCLA Bruins 42 (18)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Ventura County Fusion 1 (0)
2017–2019 Minnesota United 67 (11)
2019Forward Madison (loan) 1 (0)
2020– Nashville SC 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 15, 2019

CareerEdit

Amateur & CollegeEdit

Abu Danladi graduated from Ghana's Right to Dream Academy. He attended Dunn High School in Los Olivos, California. He played college soccer with the UCLA Bruins.[2] Danladi received the Gatorade Player of the Year award in 2013–14 while playing for Dunn School.[3][4]

ProfessionalEdit

On January 4, 2017, Danladi signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer.[5] On January 13, Danladi was selected by the expansion Minnesota United with the first overall selection of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.[6] He scored his first career MLS goal on May 7, 2017 at home versus Sporting Kansas City.[7] He was the runner-up for the 2017 MLS Rookie of the Year Award, behind Julian Gressel.

On November 19, 2019, Danladi was selected by MLS expansion side Nashville SC in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of June 27, 2019
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ventura County Fusion 2016 Premier Development League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Minnesota United FC 2017 Major League Soccer 27 8 1 0 0 0 28 8
2018 16 1 1 0 0 0 16 1
2019 24 2 0 0 0 0 24 2
Career total 67 11 2 0 0 0 68 11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minnesota United selects Abu Danladi". www.mnufc.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "ABU DANLADI: Bio". uclabruins.com. UCLA Bruins. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "2013 - 2014 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player Of The Year". gatorade.com. Gatorade. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Abu Danladi: In the Footsteps of Greatness". topdrawersoccer.com. Advanced Sports Media. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  5. ^ "MLS announces 2017 Generation adidas class and senior signings". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Minnesota United selects Abu Danladi". mnufc.com. Minnesota United FC. January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Minnesota United Shuts Out Sporting Kansas City". epluribusloonum.com. Vox Media. May 7, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "2019 Expansion Draft results: Inter Miami, Nashville SC make their picks". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. November 19, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.

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