Mohammed Salisu

Mohammed Salisu Abdul Karim (born 17 April 1999) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Real Valladolid as a central defender.

Mohammed Salisu
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Salisu in 2019
Personal information
Full name Mohammed Salisu Abdul Karim
Date of birth (1999-04-17) 17 April 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Valladolid
Number 27
Youth career
Kumasi Barcelona Babies F.C
2017 African Talent
2017–2018 Valladolid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Valladolid B 39 (1)
2019– Valladolid 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2020

Club careerEdit

Salisu joined Real Valladolid's youth setup in October 2017, from local club African Talent Football Academy.[1] He made his senior debut with the reserves on 28 January 2018, starting in a 2–4 Segunda División B home loss against Coruxo FC.

On 1 March 2018, Salisu extended his contract until 2021.[2] He scored his first senior goal on 29 April, netting the equalizer in a 2–2 away draw against Racing de Ferrol.

On 16 July 2018, Salisu was promoted to the main squad in La Liga.[3] He made his professional debut the following 9 January, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Getafe CF, for the season's Copa del Rey.[4]

On 22 May 2019, Salisu extended his contract until 2022.[5] He made his top tier debut on 18 August, starting in a 2–1 away defeat of Real Betis.[6]

After the departure of Fernando Calero to RCD Espanyol, Salisu became a starter for the Castile and León side, partnering Kiko Olivas.[7][8] On 26 October 2019, he scored his first professional goal by netting the second of a 2–0 home win against SD Eibar.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Feature: Nsawam-based African Talent Football Academy launches operations". Ghana Soccernet. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Salisú amplía su contrato hasta 2021" [Salisú extends his contract until 2021] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Salisú da el salto" [Salisú makes the jump] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Ángel sale al rescate" [Ángel comes to the rescue] (in Spanish). Marca. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Salisu amplía contrato hasta 2022" [Salisu extends contract until 2022] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Spanish La Liga side Real Valladolid commends Mohammed Salisu for making senior debut". Ghana Sports Online. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Salisu pisa fuerte en su debut en la máxima categoría" [Salisu comes out strong in his debut in the top tier] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 18 August 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Salisu, el muro del Valladolid" [Salisu, the wall of Valladolid] (in Spanish). El País. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Salisu nets first ever Valladolid goal in 2–0 win over Eibar". Goal.com. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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