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Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen, The Danish-Tanzanian Brilliance

All the significant events in Poulsen’s personal and professional life are gathered and laid out in detail in our Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

Yussuf Poulsen's facts includes information about his childhood, early life, a little about his professional career, parents, family, wife, child, lifestyle, net worth, and personal life.

In a summary, we'll tell you about the life of a great footballer known as "Yurary."

According to the data gathered largely by Lifebogger from across the internet, Sportmob covers all the information available from his early days to when he became recognized with RB Leipzig and the Danish national team.

His genuine hairstyle (with ponytail), explosive power, and eye for goal, all of which are vital attributes in the modern game of football, are well-known.

Noteworthy Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen You Want to Know

Some short information about him first, just to know him a little before getting started.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Yussuf Yurary Poulsen

  • Nicknames:


  • Date of Birth:

     15 June 1994

  • Place of Birth:

     Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Age:


  • Nationality:


  • Height:

     1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)

  • Weight:

     84 kg

  • Marital Status:


  • Wife: 

    Maria Duus

  • Net Worth: 

    10 Million Euro or 9 Million Pound (According to WTfoot)

  • Position:


  • Current Team:

     RB Leipzig

  • Jersey Number:


Yussuf Poulsen Upbringing Years and Family Roots

To begin, Yussuf Yurary Poulsen is his full name. Yussuf Poulsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 15, 1994, to his mother, Lene Poulsen, and his late father, Shihe Yurary.

Yussuf Poulsen's parents are of mixed race, which explains his multi-racial appearance.

On his father's side of the family, he has Tanzanian ancestors. Poulsen spent the majority of his childhood in Copenhagen, Denmark, with his mother, Lene Poulsen, one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

Copenhagen is Denmark's capital and most populated city. Copenhagen was founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village near what is now Gammel Strand, and it became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.

With its institutions, defenses, and armed forces, it solidified its place as a regional power center beginning in the 17th century.

Copenhagen is part of the Oresund Region, which includes Denmark's Zealand, Lolland-Falster, and Bornholm, as well as Sweden's Scania.

It is situated on the eastern side of Zealand, partly on the island of Amager, and on a number of natural and man-made islets between the two.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Copenhagen has undergone tremendous urban and cultural development, supported by investment in its organizations and infrastructure.

The city is the cultural, economic, and governmental heart of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centers of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

Shihe Yurary fell madly in love with Yussuf Poulsen's mother (Lene Poulsen) in Copenhagen during one of his many journeys to deliver one of his freight.

Yussuf Poulsen AKA Yurary junior was born nine months after they were together.

Yussuf Poulsen grew up in a middle-class family until his father died. The early years of his life became filled with doubts about his father's health at some point.

He has witnessed his father's battle with cancer on several occasions. Yussuf Poulsen's father died of cancer while he was only six years old, another one of the

Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

Shihe Yurary tried to make a nice life for his son Yussuf, his younger brother Isak, and his mother Lene before dying of cancer.

Yurary Senior, prior to his death, was a huge football lover who not only watched games but also managed to instill a passion for the sport in his son at a young age.

Shihe Yurary aspired to continue fulfilling his goals through his kid, despite the fact that it was difficult for him to make it as a footballer owing to his shipping responsibilities.

Yussuf wanted to pick up where his father left off by going to school and acquiring soccer education locally in order to respect his father.

He admired the Premier League as a youth, claiming to have supported both


and Liverpool as a child.

The only thing he could watch on television in Copenhagen (Denmark's capital) back then was the Danish or English leagues.

The striker developed his football trade on the local fields of Copenhagen, away from his favorite pastime of watching television.

The Tanzanian Dane took advantage of every opportunity to attend tryouts while he was playing, and it paid off.

Yussuf Poulsen Career Buildout

Yussuf Poulsen began his youth career with

BK Skjold

, a Danish football team based in Osterbro, Copenhagen, that competed in the Danish 2nd Division.

Poulsen was admitted into the academy as a defender rather than the position he later played.

His late father wished for him to get a head start in football. Poulsen made numerous sacrifices early in his career in order to keep his father's ambition alive.

The Tanzanian Dane made a lot of impressions in the academy and soon rose through the ranks as he excelled against his opponents.

The Copenhagen native began to grow up in the flash of an eye, reaching his astounding 1.93 m (6 feet 4 inches) height while still a teenager, one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

He was no longer employed as a defender in 2007, but rather as a defensive midfielder and attacker.

Yussuf Poulsen Path to Prominence

Yussuf Poulsen's quest for advancement saw him join the

Lyngby BK

youth divisions at the age of 14, a prominent Danish club with a reputation for developing young talents and sending them to top teams around Europe.

At Lyngby, he carried on playing forward, making his first team debut at the age of 16.

Due to tough competition from teammates, Yussuf Yurary Poulsen did not quickly establish himself in the first team.

The Dane gained motivation after some profound contemplation about not wanting to disappoint his late father.

Despite his youth, the Danish beast, as his friends dubbed him, quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

It didn't take long for the 6'4" striker to become an undisputed hero for both his team and the surrounding region.

Yussuf drew the attention of prominent teams around Europe after scoring five goals in three games with his Denmark Under-19 team.

Yussuf Poulsen Ascend to Prominence

Yussuf Poulsen was one of the superstars brought in on July 3, 2013, as part of what is referred to as a long-term objective to turn

RB Leipzig

into a Bundesliga powerhouse.

When the Red Bull-sponsored team was still in the third tier, the Dane joined RB Leipzig from Lyngby.

The Danish striker progressed through the German leagues, assisting RB Leipzig in being unbeaten through the first thirteen league matches of the 2016–17 season.

With his goal-scoring skills, he helped the club set a Bundesliga record for the longest undefeated streak by a newly promoted team, one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

The Red Bulls' power forward flourished under Julian Nagelsmann's management.

He is not the type of striker who would score 20 or more goals per season and finish first in the goalscoring lists as of this writing.

Poulsen, however, is a hard-working forward who will win the ball back in dangerous positions and immediately launch assaults, occasionally scoring spectacular goals.

In 30 appearances during the 2016–17 season, he scored five goals. In 41 appearances throughout the 2017–18 season too, he netted five goals.

He became the first Leipzig player to achieve a hat-trick in the


on March 30, 2019, in a 5–0 win over Hertha BSC, and in the process, the club recorded its 50th win in the competition. 

His treble gave him 15 league goals for the season, making him only the third Danish player (after Ebbe Sand and Allan Simonsen) to register more than 14 Bundesliga goals in a season.

On May 24, 2020, Poulsen became the first Leipzig player to reach 250 appearances when he scored in a 5–0 win against 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Another one of the

Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen

is that he was eligible to play for Tanzania, but the Tanzanian federation did not grant him a contract; as a result, he elected to represent



On January 30, 2013, he made his Danish national team debut against Mexico. In a 2–0 win over Serbia on June 13, 2015, he scored his first goal for his country.

Poulsen was called up to Denmark's Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but he declined because he wanted to stay at Leipzig.

The Danish genius was nominated to Denmark's 23-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May of 2018.

He was voted man of the match after scoring the lone goal in Denmark's opening game against Peru on June 16.

Yurari gave up a penalty earlier in the game for a foul on Christian Cueva, which the Peruvian missed.

Poulsen netted his first goal in the European Championship in a 2–1 loss to


in the UEFA Euro 2020 on June 17, 2021.

Yussuf Poulsen Personal & Love Life

As the saying goes, there's a surprised lady rolling her eyes behind every successful man.

There is a stunning lover that goes by the name of Maria Duus in the case of our darling Tanzanian Dane.

Since July 2015, the two lovers, who most likely met in their motherland, have been together.

Staying together for this long shows a solid relationship, one that is shielded from public scrutiny due to its lack of drama.

The magnificent landscapes of Iceland, where they experience unending nights and summers where the sun never sets, are one of the couple's favorite vacation destinations, one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

Maria Duus is a devoted woman who does nothing but support her husband emotionally, even if it means putting her own life on hold.

Yussuf Poulsen proposed to his girlfriend on September 8, 2019.

Knowing Yussuf Poulsen's personal life facts outside of football will help you obtain a better idea of his personality.

To begin with, he is someone who can readily adjust to whatever energy that are present in his environment, spending time alone and away from everything at times.

Aside from football, Yussuf Poulsen is committed to continuing his education.

Another one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen is that he believes that a football career would not last forever, necessitating the completion of his high school diploma.

As a result, the footballer has to balance his studies with his sports career.

Yussuf Poulsen Networth & LifeStyle

You can gain a better image of his way of living by learning about his lifestyle facts.

Yussuf Poulsen doesn't have to choose between practicality and pleasure right now because he knows how to have a good time.

Although Yussuf Poulsen thinks that making money in football is a necessary evil, he still believes that he needs a solid foundation in order to maintain his finances in line.

As a result, despite his 2 million Euro (1.8 million Pound) annual salary, he lives a normal life, one of the Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen.

Yussuf received a lucrative contract during the offseason, more than doubling his previous salary.

Therefore, his net worth has risen to a stable 10 million Euro (9 Million Pound).

However, after three outstanding seasons with the club, his market value has skyrocketed to a whopping €35 million.

Yussuf Poulsen Family

Yussuf feels grateful to have built his family's own road to financial freedom owing to football, despite being the breadwinner of his Poulsen family.

Let us now go over his family members in greater detail.

Yussuf Poulsen Father

Yussuf is his father's name, as his late father was a Muslim before he died.

The striker decided to wear the “Yurary” kit instead of the “Poulsen” kit during the 2018 World Cup in Russia to honour his late father.

Yussuf Poulsen Mother

Lene Poulsen is no exception to the rule that great mothers create outstanding sons.

Yussuf Poulsen attributes his success to the upbringing he received from his mother.

Yussuf Poulsen Siblings

He has a younger brother, Isak Poulsen, who was born in 2004. Both brothers have had a lot of happy moments together.

Isak is extremely proud of his brother's professional accomplishments.

Yussuf Poulsen Less-Known Details

Let us wrap this article up with a few untold facts about the footballer.

Yussuf Poulsen Tattoos

Yussuf Poulsen has a unique fortunate charm tattoo on his left wrist that few people see.

The word "Shehe" is written on one side of his wrist, and "1956-1999" is written on the other.

While the first is unknown, the second serves as a hidden tattoo for his deceased father.

It's a remembrance of his father, who was born in 1956 and died in 1999 from cancer.

Honest & Realistic

Despite supporting Barcelona as a child, Yussuf Poulsen feels he will never be able to play for them, stating he is being truthful with himself, one of the

Top Facts about Yussuf Poulsen


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