Yussuf Poulsen Bio: Early Life, Parents, Stats & Club

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Denmark may not be the most influential country globally in football, but it produces excellent footballing talents, one being Yussuf Poulsen.

Undoubtedly, he is a vital part of his club, RB Leipzig. Players like him are the reason Bundesliga is getting interesting every year.

Yussuf Poulson

A striking clinical partnership alongside Leipzig teammate Timo Werner, Poulsen, is an integral part of the club’s title run this season.

However, the article is solely about the Danish striker. So let’s learn a little more about this talented young player!

Quick Facts about Yussuf Poulson

Full  Name  Yussuf Yurary Poulsen
Known As Yussuf Poulson
Birthdate 1994, June 15
 Age 47 Years Old
Height 6 feet 3 inches (1.92m)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Birth Nation  Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Father’s Name Shihe Yurary  
Mother’s Name Lene Poulsen
Marital Status Not Marries (But Engaged)
Partner Maria Duus
Children Yes
Profession Football Player
Position  Centre – Forward
Club Lyngby BK
RB Leipzig
International Career Denmark National Team
Net Worth $4 million
Agent PEP Consulting
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update May,2024

Yussuf Poulsen Wiki-Bio | Early Career & Life

Yussuf Poulsen was born in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Born to Shihe Yurary, a Tanzanian container ship worker, and a Danish mother, Lene Poulsen, on June 15. 1994.

At the tender age of 6, Yussuf lost his father to cancer. Similarly, Yussuf was curious about his Tanzanian heritage and hence visited the country on numerous occasions, even at present. 

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Starting as a defensive player for BK Skjold, he became a striker once his teammate Kenneth Zohore joined FC Copenhagen.

The Dane was around 12-13 years and 14 years of age. Lyngby BK recruited him for their youth team.

Although not an immediate starter in the first team, Poulsen rose through the ranks to confirm his starting spot.

Yussuf Poulsen | Age, Height, & Body Stats

At 47 years of age, Poulsen stands at an astonishing height of 6’4″ (1.93m) and weighs about 80kg (176 lbs).

Nowhere will we find such a gifted striker that is tall and teemed with pace and unwavering agility.

Likely so, the Dane is proving why he is invaluable to both club and country. However, Poulsen’s commendable attribute is his commitment to his club, as Leipzig received three promotions in 3 years to move up to the first Bundesliga.

Yussuf Poulsen, age
                                Yussuf Poulsen after a match

It is a daunting task for any defender to stop Poulsen. His cohesion with his teammates, Timo Werner, Marcel Sabitzer, and Emil Forsberg, is praiseworthy.

At the same time, it is no surprise that an athlete must take care of his well-being. A genetically gifted striker, Yussuf has a good exercise routine, spending adequate time at the gym and training.

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What makes Yussuf so unique? Even though a starting spot isn’t always guaranteed for him at RB Leipzig, coach Julian Nagelsmann knows what to do with Poulsen’s ability.

One of Leipzig’s tallest players, the Danish striker, has impeccable headers with a strong right foot.

His traits are excellent movement with the ball, positioning, and finishing. No wonder RB Leipzig are title contender in the 2019/20 season.

Yussuf Poulsen Career | Club & International

Club Career

From his native Denmark, Poulsen went on the sign for the German third division side, RB Leipzig, at the age of 19.

After his first season under head coach Ralf Ragnick, Leipzig earned a promotion to the second league.

The Danish striker contributed ten goals in 27 appearances that season. And after intense hard work from every team member, RB Leipzig earned a promotion to the first Bundesliga in 2016.

Finally, eligible for competing alongside other teams in Europe, Yussuf is as motivated as ever.

During the 2014/15 season, Yussuf netted 12 times in 32 appearances and seven goals in 32 appearances subsequently in the following season.

Similarly, in the 2016/17 season, the Dane found the net only five times in 30 appearances.

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However, the Danish striker verges on breaking many records in the Bundesliga. After a 5-o defeat of Hertha BSC, Poulsen became the first-ever player from Denmark to find the net three times in the same game.

Along the way, he ensured RB Leipzig‘s 50th victory in the first league and became an all-time top scorer of Danish origin for a single season. No one is as loyal as the Dane if you seek a loyal player.

For instance, Yussuf stuck with the German-side club for almost seven years, during which the club received three promotions, and now, in the present season of 2019/20 is 7 points clear of seven years of Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich.

To prove his loyalty and respect for his fans’ love, Poulsen extended the contract with Leipzig until 2022. Let’s see what the future holds for the striker.

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International Career

Being a player of both Tanzanian and Danish origin, Yussuf was eligible to play for either.

The Dane was expecting a call from the Tanzanian Football Federation, but Poulsen decided to play for Denmark upon being snubbed.

Although he has a soft spot for his father’s country, the Leipzig striker enjoys his time for Denmark.

Yussuf International Career
Yussuf International Career

Additionally, Poulsen represented Denmark U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, U-20, and U-21 side. The Dane was part of the Denmark League XI for a brief period.

Eventually, in 2014, Yussuf was made to the 23-man list for the Danish national team. On October 11 of 2014, he made his first debut for Denmark against Albania.

Loyal to the German club, RB Leipzig, Yussuf rejected the call-up for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Nonetheless, the Leipzig-based striker proudly wore his national jersey in Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Against Peru, Poulsen received MOTM for his lone goal. In like manner, the Danish striker netted seven times in 43 appearances for Denmark.


Despite being promoted to the first Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, Yussuf has yet to receive significant titles with his club and country.

But, it’s only a matter of time before the Dane wins Bundesliga and German Cup with his club. RB Leipzig is having a fantastic Champions League run as well. All the best to the Danish striker!

Yussuf Poulsen | Net Worth & Transfer Market Value

Yussuf Poulsen rose to prominence with RB Leipzig and concurrently amassed an impressive $4 million.

At Leipzig, based on his contract, the striker is 1.06 million Euros yearly. In the same way, Poulsen signed a deal with Nike and wore Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite.

As of June 2019, the Denmark native has a transfer market value of 35 million Euros and is rising with the passing of time.

Poulsen is currently earning 400k Euros weekly with the contract extension at RB Leipzig.

Living a lavish lifestyle, Poulsen travels to exotic locations during the off-season, owns a fabulous house, and drives around in an Audi.

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Net Worth of Tom Hanks in Different Currencies (H2)

Here is the net worth of Yussuf Poulsen in different currencies, including the Canadian Dollar and Pound.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 3,532,660 
Pound Sterling £2,981,900 
Australian Dollar A$5,522,384 
Canadian Dollar C$5,111,600 
Indian Rupee 299,763,400 
BitCoin ฿78 

Yussuf Poulsen | Wife & Kids

Maria Duus, a longtime girlfriend, stole Yussuf’s heart, and has been together since 2015. Both currently reside in the beautiful city of Leipzig. Besides, the couple got engaged in July.

Yussuf Girlfriend
Yussuf Girlfriend

In 2019, the couple disclosed that they were expecting a baby and as such, Poulsen dedicated one of his goals to his wife and baby. At present, the couple is still going strong.

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Yussuf Poulsen | Social Media Presence

You can follow Yussuf Poulsen via these links:

Instagram: 155k Followers

Twitter: 16.1k Followers

Common Queries about Yussuf Poulson

What Number is Yussuf Poulson?

The Danish football player Yussuf Poulson wears number 9 for the German professional football club, RB Leipzig.

Which Current Team does Yussuf Play for?

Yussuf currently plays for RB Leipzig.


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