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Youssouf Hersi


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  • Date Of Birth: 20/08/82
    Nation: Netherlands
    Birthplace: Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
    Squad Number: 17
    Position: Right Wing
    Joined Wanderers: 12/09/12
    Contract Details: 1 Year Initial Contract. Signed 1 year extension on 5/2/2013 with likely end date of March 2014.
    Contract Finish: 2013/14
    Previous Club: De Graafschap
    Wanderers Debut: 6th October 2012 vs Central Coast Mariners
    A-League Appearances: 48
    A-League Goals: 8
    ACL Appearances: 5
    ACL Goals: 0
    FFA Cup Appearances: 0
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 0
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 53
    Total Goals: 8
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2012/13: 25 (5), 2013/14: 28 (3)
    Individual Awards: WestSydneyFootball.Com Player Of The Year (2012/13), A-League All Star (2012/13).
    Team Honours: A-League Premiership Winner (2012/13).
    Highlight: Provided an assist with a cross for the Wanderers first ever goal by Mark Bridge against Brisbane Roar in Round 4, Season 2012/13 on 27/10/2012.
    Highlight: Received the first ever red card to a Wanderer, a straight red for kicking out towards Scott Jamieson of Perth Glory in Round 7, Season 2012/13 on 18/11/2012.
    Highlight: Scored the first ever Wanderers goal in a Sydney Derby in Round 11, season 2012/13 on 15/12/2012.
    Description: A journeyman winger with extensive experience in the Dutch leagues. Hersi started the pre-season slowly but with more match fitness and time to adjust to the league he become one of the key performers for the Wanderers in their inaugural season. His absence from the Wanderers squad is an immediate boost to the opposition. His second season was less of an impact in terms of goals scored, but he was still a key player in attack. He left the club after 2013/14 to join Perth Glory.
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"The crowds and the supporters are fantastic," [Hersi] said. "They are so happy and they are enjoying watching us play so much, it just makes me so happy.

 

"When I see how much they want us to win I just keep pushing and keep running because I can't let them down. I don't want to lose one game.

 

"The people of Parramatta and Western Sydney are so amazing. It does not matter if you are rich or poor or Asian or African or white, you all just celebrate together and it is such a great thing.

 

"I want to win something with the Wanderers if not this year then next year and beyond.

 

[dailytelegraph]

 

Well said, Hersi!

 

I'm really happy about being able to see him in the red and black for another season.

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Today is a good day. Was thinking just the other day how much of a impact he makes and that we really need to re-sign him.

 

"The people of Parramatta and Western Sydney are so amazing. It does not matter if you are rich or poor or Asian or African or white, you all just celebrate together and it is such a great thing."

 

Love it! Bringing everyone together.

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If others stay I will stay too, says Hersi

http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-sport/if-others-stay-i-will-stay-too-says-hersi-20130206-2dyf4.html

 

Western Sydney Wanderers livewire Youssouf Hersi admitted he'd contemplated returning overseas but was swayed to stick with the A-League club after a host of his teammates re-signed.

 

The 30-year-old winger has been a revelation for the Wanderers in their debut season and will now be in the red and black strip for another year after extending his contract until the end of the 2013/14 season campaign.

 

The Ethiopian-born Dutchman is hoping to build on his four goals and seven assists in what has been a remarkable year for the club.

 

He was in blistering form again against Adelaide on Sunday scoring twice and setting up another to ensure the Wanderers remain in third spot just a point adrift of Melbourne Victory and only four away from table-toppers the Central Coast.

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Hersi revealed he'd thought of returning overseas after receiving offers from European clubs, but instead decided to stay on with the Wanderers.

 

"It was difficult because I wanted to go somewhere else, maybe," he said on Wednesday.

 

"But I thought no, it's better to stay here, follow my heart."

 

Part of that decision hinged on whether Hersi would continue playing with a team he's become comfortable with.

 

"I said, if some players stay, I will stay as well."

 

Hersi joins defenders Jerome Polenz, Michael Beauchamp, Adam D'Apuzzo, Shannon Cole, goalkeeper Ante Covic and midfielder Mateo Poljak who all re-singed with the club last month.

 

A question mark still lingers over Japanese star Shinji Ono but Hersi's hopes are high the marquee man will follow suit.

 

"I hope that he will stay as well for the next year. Let's hope he stays."

 

The club is in discussions with Ono's representatives and coach Tony Popovic says they're "happy" with the progress.

 

"We're very positive that the outcome will suit both parties," Popovic said.

 

"We certainly want him here next year and we're confident that we can achieve that."

 

Popovic shook off speculation that rival A-League and Chinese clubs were circling.

 

"Good players are always linked to clubs, so we're actually quite pleased that he's doing that well that other clubs want him," he said.

 

Hersi, who endured a knee reconstruction while playing in Holland and had not played a game since 2011, and admitted had it not been for the set-back he may never have ended up in Australia.

 

"Before my injury I would (have never thought I would play in Australia)," he said.

 

"After my injury maybe, but before, no."

 

He says not only has he rediscovered his love for the sport but the injury forced him to re-think his attitude toward the game.

 

"Before my injury...I don't (sic) have too much patience. All I was thinking about was to play as high as possible," he said.

 

"After my injury I thought (in) a different way, I want to enjoy the football again and be happy and follow my heart...and that's (part of) making the decision to stay here as well."

 

The Wanderers will attempt to post their fifth consecutive win when they host the Newcastle Jets on Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium.

 

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"The crowds and the supporters are fantastic," [Hersi] said. "They are so happy and they are enjoying watching us play so much, it just makes me so happy.

 

"When I see how much they want us to win I just keep pushing and keep running because I can't let them down. I don't want to lose one game.

 

"The people of Parramatta and Western Sydney are so amazing. It does not matter if you are rich or poor or Asian or African or white, you all just celebrate together and it is such a great thing.

 

"I want to win something with the Wanderers if not this year then next year and beyond.

 

[dailytelegraph]

 

Well said, Hersi!

 

I'm really happy about being able to see him in the red and black for another season.

What a champion! I literally got goosebumps reading that statement, as much as you hope the players appreciate our efforts, It really floors you knowing how much they feed off this passion. Also great to have someone acknowledge the great people of the West, I love youusss all! 

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love the way popovic said he doesnt know whats going on with hersi contract then signs straight after he said it lol sir alex ferguson tony popovic style

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Anyone see the photo hersi posted on fb and instagram?

He grabbed a photo of the cpc from somewhere lol. I can only imagine he raided photos in Wanderland's page on fb

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Anyone see the photo hersi posted on fb and instagram? He grabbed a photo of the cpc from somewhere lol. I can only imagine he raided photos in Wanderland's page on fb

 

 

For those of us without facebook what did he do / say?

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''I was four so I move with my whole family [to] Holland because there was a war in Ethiopia … and from that we start everything to build a new life,'' Hersi said. ''It was very difficult because my parents [didn't speak] the language. They can speak only French. They don't have a lot of money. They had nothing any more, just the family. My mother, my father [started] a whole new life with nothing and they fight through.''

 

That's a common story in Western Sydney. A club where the players represent the fans. 

 

A champion indeed.

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One of our best players this season. What a champion, very happy he's signed on for next season.

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Sign him up for another 10 years, he can run around in his wheelchair for all I care, he'll still be running rings around the opposition defenders in the A-League!!

I'm on a high after his goal... lol

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We need a Hersi Song.

 

 

chant time

 

Ha-be-sha Hersi, Ha-be-sha Hersi, Ha-be-sha Hersi, Hersi!! Habesha!!

 

I spent 6 mths in Addis Ababa in 2010 (and visited Dire Dawa, Hersi hometown), habesha seems to be Ethiopian for authentic and very cool. I reckon he might appreciate that one...??

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We need a Hersi Song.

 

 

>chant time

 

Ha-be-sha Hersi, Ha-be-sha Hersi, Ha-be-sha Hersi, Hersi!! Habesha!!

 

I spent 6 mths in Addis Ababa in 2010 (and visited Dire Dawa, Hersi hometown), habesha seems to be Ethiopian for authentic and very cool. I reckon he might appreciate that one...??

 

 

Just got back... after lots of practice with the Hersi Chant... can't wait to belt it out and see the expression on his face :)

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We need a Hersi Song.

 

 

>chan

t time

 

Ha-be-sha Hersi, Ha-be-sha Hersi, Ha-be-sha Hersi, Hersi!! Habesha!!

 

I spent 6 mths in Addis Ababa in 2010 (and visited Dire Dawa, Hersi hometown), habesha seems to be Ethiopian for authentic and very cool. I reckon he might appreciate that one...??

 

Just got back... after lots of practice with the Hersi Chant... can't wait to belt it out and see the expression on his face :)

 

 

 

Thats Awesome! .. cant wait to hear it

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According to @AndyHowe_statto Hersi set a record yesterday for the most consecutive wins by a player with 14. Breaking the previous record of 13 set by Matt Horsley back in 2001.

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A few of his yellows this year have been stupid to say the least. Hindsight is wonderful... spewing it cost him the derby!

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A few of his yellows this year have been stupid to say the least. Hindsight is wonderful... spewing it cost him the derby!

Considering he was being interviewed on his thoughts and how he was feeling about it..

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I've said it before, players who miss a game due to stupid accumulated yellow cards should be made to man the NRMA Ball Amnesty van or the mini clinic thing behind the merch van on game day

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I've said it before, players who miss a game due to stupid accumulated yellow cards should be made to man the NRMA Ball Amnesty van or the mini clinic thing behind the merch van on game day

 

I like this idea.

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Sometimes some of those accumulated yellows can come from harsh decisions aswell though. Can be unfair on a player to be punished even more but I agree it's a good deterrent

 

Spewing Hersi is missing the derby though.

Edited by SikWitIt

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Last time when Hersi was out for a game I saw him outside Coco Cubana eating before the match.

 

Will get a photo if I see him at the Derby :)

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