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Yamil Rodrigo Asad (born 27 July 1994) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Vélez Sarsfield in the Argentine Primera División.

Yamil Asad
Yamil Asad Atlanta United 2017 (cropped).jpg
Asad in August 2017
Personal information
Full name Yamil Rodrigo Asad
Date of birth (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth San Antonio de Padua, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vélez Sarsfield
Number 8
Youth career
Vélez Sarsfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Vélez Sarsfield 55 (4)
2017Atlanta United (loan) 32 (7)
2018D.C. United (loan) 30 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:42, 30 October 2018 (UTC)


Club careerEdit

Vélez SarsfieldEdit

Asad played youth football and debuted professionally with Vélez Sarsfield under Ricardo Gareca's coaching, entering the field in a 1–2 defeat to Colón in the 2013 Final.[1] Asad was part of the squad that won the 2013 Supercopa Argentina, although he did not play the game.

After Héctor Canteros' departure from the club and Jorge Correa's injury, Asad started playing more regularly for the first team under José Oscar Flores' coaching in the 2014 Argentine Primera División, totaling 14 games (5 as a starter).[2] Under Miguel Ángel Russo's coaching, Asad scored his first professional goal, in a 2–1 victory over Crucero del Norte.[3]

Atlanta UnitedEdit

2017-09-24 playing for Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact

On 11 January 2017, Asad was loaned to Major League Soccer's Atlanta United FC. He scored the first goal in the team's MLS history, against New York Red Bulls on 5 March 2017.[citation needed] Despite a successful season with Atlanta, the club was unable to agree terms with Vélez Sarsfield on a permanent move and Asad returned to the Argentine club. However, MLS roster rules dictated that Atlanta maintained his rights within MLS.

D.C. UnitedEdit

In February 2018, a three-way transaction was struck between Vélez Sarsfield, Atlanta United, and D.C. United which resulted in Asad signing on loan for D.C. In the deal, D.C. sent $300,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money to Atlanta for Asad's MLS future. [4] At the same time, D.C. reached a loan agreement for 2018 with Vélez Sarsfield which included a purchase option of $700,000 at season's end.[5]

Return to Vélez SarsfieldEdit

Asad decided to return to Vélez Sarsfield in January 2019. [6]

Personal lifeEdit

Yamil Asad is the son of former Vélez Sarsfield player Omar Asad, who scored the second goal for Vélez in the 2–0 win over A.C. Milan for the 1994 Intercontinental Cup, the same year of Yamil's birth.[7] He is also great-nephew of former international footballer and manager Julio Asad.


Vélez Sarsfield


  1. ^ "Final '13 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  2. ^ "Transición '14 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  3. ^ "Match report". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
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  5. ^ "Match report". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  6. ^ "Article". Black and Red United. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  7. ^ Franco Formoso (2013-04-13). "Hijo 'e Turco". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-02-14.

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