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Yunus Musah

NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prior to the World Cup, moved past Christian Pulisic to set a new record for most minutes played by a USMNT teenager (1,413) during the 1-1 draw at El Salvador in Nations League play on June 14, 2022.
  • Has registered both of his assists on two highlight reel goals from Sergiño Dest, the first coming in the 4-1 friendly win against Jamaica (March 25, 2021) and the second in a 2-1 WCQ win against Costa Rica on Oct. 13, 2021.
  • Officially committed to the USMNT on March 15, 2021
  • Became one of 12 players to appear for the USMNT before their 18th birthday, making his debut in the 0-0 draw at Wales on Nov. 12, 2020.

2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

  • Started each of his 10 appearances and registered one assist during qualifying
  • Earned Man of the Match honors in the 0-0 draw at Mexico on March 24, 2022

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Signed as 16-year-old with Spanish La Liga side Valencia in 2019 and was promoted to the first team for the 2020-21 season.
  • Became the second-youngest USMNT player to appear in a domestic European cup final when he took part in the Copa del Rey championship match against Real Valladolid on April 23, 2002
  • Made his 52nd La Liga appearance in Valencia’s 1-0 win against Mallorca on Feb. 26, 2022, surpassing Kasey Keller as the USMNT player with the most games played in La Liga.
  • Officially joined English Premier League club Arsenal on June 27, 2022 and has served as goalkeeper in the UEFA Europa League and English Cup competitions this season
  • Scored his first La Liga goal in a 2-2 draw against Getafe on Nov. 10, 2020.
  • Prior to his move to Valencia, he rose through the ranks in the Arsenal Academy from 2012-2019.

PERSONAL

  • Born to a Ghanaian mother in The Bronx, N.Y., Musah grew up in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, before moving again with his family to London, England in 2012.
  • Musah was eligible to represent England, Ghana, Italy and the United States.
  • Speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Italian and Hausa
  • Name his cat “Bronx” after the New York City borough which he was born in.
  • Represented England from the U-15 to U-18 age groups
  • Father’s name is Ibrahim and mother’s name is Amina.
  • Is the middle child of five children – has three brothers and one sister.
  • Enjoys Indian and Korean food.
  • Favorite TV show is “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
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Birth Date:

Nov, 2002

Location:

United States

Player Specifications:

Height

5-10

Position:

Midfielder

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