Mohammed Salisu
22
Defender

Mohammed Salisu

GHA Ghana
2021/22 Key Performance Stats Last updated 23 Oct 2021
Games Played
10
Minutes played
863
Games Started
9
Goals
1
Clearances
36
Blocks
9
Interceptions
22
Aerial duels win ratio
56%
Aerials
duels won
28
Aerials
duels
50
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Mohammed Salisu

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Mohammed Salisu Saints History

Last updated 23 Oct 2021
Total matches
25
Emirates FA Cup
3
Carabao Cup
1
Premier League
21
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 10 0 1 9 1
2020/21 15 3 0 12 0

Mohammed Salisu Season Stats

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Last updated 23 Oct 2021

General

Games Played
9
10
Minutes played
773
863
Games Started
8
9
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
33
36
Blocks
9
9
Interceptions
21
22
Tackles won
/ 17
10 / 18
Duels won
46 / 82
55 / 101
Aerial duels won
20 / 36
28 / 50

Distribution

Passes Completed
382 / 482
441 / 553
Crosses completed
/ 1
/ 1
Assists
0
0
Chances created
4
5

Attack

Goals
0
1
Total shots
3
4
Shots on target
1
2
Mins per goal
0
863
Conversion rate
0%
25%
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
3
3
Fouls conceded
15
17
Yellow cards
2
2
Red cards
0
0

Mohammed Salisu Biography

Last updated 12 Aug 2021
Nationality
Ghana
Age
22
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.