Mohammed Salisu
22
Defender

Mohammed Salisu

GHA Ghana
2021/22 Key Performance Stats Last updated 28 Nov 2021
Games Played
15
Minutes played
1.3K
Games Started
14
Goals
1
Clearances
56
Blocks
14
Interceptions
38
Aerial duels win ratio
60%
Aerials
duels won
52
Aerials
duels
86
defender central
Mohammed Salisu

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Mohammed Salisu Saints History

Last updated 28 Nov 2021
Total matches
30
Emirates FA Cup
3
Carabao Cup
2
Premier League
25
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 15 0 2 13 1
2020/21 15 3 0 12 0

Mohammed Salisu Season Stats

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Last updated 28 Nov 2021

General

Games Played
13
15
Minutes played
1.1K
1.3K
Games Started
12
14
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
51
56
Blocks
12
14
Interceptions
34
38
Tackles won
16 / 25
17 / 27
Duels won
76 / 130
91 / 162
Aerial duels won
40 / 65
52 / 86

Distribution

Passes Completed
587 / 738
666 / 837
Crosses completed
/ 4
/ 4
Assists
0
0
Chances created
4
5

Attack

Goals
0
1
Total shots
4
6
Shots on target
2
4
Mins per goal
0
1.3K
Conversion rate
0%
16%
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
21
26
Yellow cards
4
4
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.