Mohammed Salisu
22
Defender

Mohammed Salisu

GHA Ghana
2021/22 Key Performance Stats Last updated 16 May 2022
Games Played
35
Minutes played
3K
Games Started
34
Goals
1
Clearances
150
Blocks
28
Interceptions
81
Aerial duels win ratio
60%
Aerials
duels won
109
Aerials
duels
179
defender central
Mohammed Salisu

Mohammed Salisu Feed

Mohammed Salisu Saints History

Last updated 16 May 2022
Total matches
50
Emirates FA Cup
4
Carabao Cup
2
Premier League
44
Goals
1
Seasons
2
Saints debut
01 Jan 0001
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League Goals
2021/22 35 1 2 32 1
2020/21 15 3 0 12 0

Mohammed Salisu Season Stats

League Only
filter
Last updated 16 May 2022

General

Games Played
32
35
Minutes played
2.7K
3K
Games Started
31
34
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
142
150
Blocks
25
28
Interceptions
76
81
Tackles won
42 / 75
45 / 79
Duels won
186 / 318
208 / 360
Aerial duels won
93 / 153
109 / 179

Distribution

Passes Completed
1.2K / 1.6K
1.4K / 1.8K
Crosses completed
/ 10
/ 10
Assists
0
0
Chances created
8
9

Attack

Goals
0
1
Total shots
19
21
Shots on target
10
12
Mins per goal
0
3K
Conversion rate
0%
4%
Inside box
box 0
box 1
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
1
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
0

Discipline

Fouls awarded
7
7
Fouls conceded
37
44
Yellow cards
8
8
Red cards
1
1

Mohammed Salisu Biography

Last updated 12 Aug 2021
Nationality
Ghana
Age
23
Height
191 cm
Weight
82 kg
Saints debut
-

Former clubs: Real Valldolid

Humble beginnings

Unlike many starts to life in professional football, Salisu’s journey to La Liga started in humble fashion in his home country.

After joining the African Talent Football Academy from fellow Ghanain outfit Barcelona Babies, Spanish scouts spotted the defender’s potential in a match that he almost failed to feature in. Unaware of the scouts’ presence, Salisu had to borrow an ill-fitting pair of boots from one of the goalkeepers in order to take to the field.

Still impressing, he joined Valladolid’s academy in the latter part of 2017, adjusting to life in Spain quickly enough to be promoted to the first-team ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Life at Valladolid

Making two Copa del Rey appearances that season, it was the 2019/20 campaign that saw Salisu announce himself to the football world in impressive fashion.

An ever-present for Sergio González’s side, the commanding central defender played a pivotal role in helping the Spanish outfit to their highest-placed finish in 17 years.

Dubbed ‘the wall of Valladolid’ by Spanish newspaper El País, Salisu excels in one-on-one defensive situations whilst offering a physical presence standing at 6’3”, only being dribbled past 12 times in over 30 appearances last season.

Move to St Mary's

The central defender’s switch to the Premier League marks the latest step in a meteoric rise to prominence for the 21-year-old.

The defender has signed a four year contract and was the second summer signing of the 2020/21 pre-season along with Kyle Walker-Peters.