Abu Danladi

Abu Danladi
Abu Danladi
Abu Danladi
Real Name: Abu Danladi
HT: 5' 10" WT: 170
Age: 25 (10/18/1995)
Birthplace: Takoradi, Ghana
Hometown: Takoradi, Ghana




Selected second overall with Nashville SC’s first pick in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft


  • Named 2014 Gatorade High School Player of the Year
  • Named 2014 Soccer America Men’s Player of the Year in 2015
  • First overall draft pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft
  • Nominee for AT&T 2017 MLS Best Goal of the Year
  • Finished 2nd in 2017 MLS Rookie of the Year voting


Minnesota United FC (Major League Soccer, United States)


  • Made 24 appearances and four starts
  • Scored two goals and notched two assists
  • Made first appearance on March 16 at LA
  • Made first start and scored first goal of the year on April 6 at Red Bulls
  • Scored second goal on August 17 vs. Orlando
  • Provided assists on June 2 vs. Philadelphia and September 25 versus SKC


  • Made 16 appearances and five starts in his second season
  • Scored one goal and notched one assist
  • Missed March 10 at Orlando and March 17 vs. Chicago due to injury before returning May 20 vs. SKC
  • Scored first goal of the season July 28 at Vancouver
  • Provided first assist of the season on August 11 at LA Galaxy


  • Made 27 appearances and 15 starts in his debut season for Minnesota
  • Scored eight goals and notched three assists
  • Finished 2nd in MLS Rookie of the Year voting
  • Made MLS debut on March 18 at Colorado, came on as second-half substitute
  • Made first start on May 7 vs. SKC and recorded his first goal and first assist in MLS
  • Subbed off due to injury against LA Galaxy on May 21 and missed two matches
  • Scored opening goal in 3-2 win over Atlanta on October 3


  • Danladi racked up an impressive list of accolades at UCLA (2014-2016), including a handful of Freshman of the Year awards, Pac-12 All-Conference teams, and he was in the running for the MAC Hermann Trophy
  • Despite missing the early part of the 2016 season with injury, Danladi led the Bruins with seven goals to bring his NCAA career total to 18.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Nashville SC1772575117410110
2019Minnesota United2442704222620430
2018Minnesota United1651483112617510
2017Minnesota United27158139133713302541
Career Totals-843113315378829773591
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