position: DM, CM
date of birth: 04.05.1991
height/weight: 185 cm/71 kg
Both-footed defensive midfielder. Uses both feet to make accurate shots. Good field vision and acceleration skills. Has an international experience for Norway national teams.
Born in Somalia, Ibrahim moved to Norway in 1998. He began his professional career at FC Fjellhamar in 2006. A year after, he was signed by Manchester City. In 2010, he made his debut in the FA Cup game and his English Premier League debut the same year as a substitute in a 0–0 draw against Liverpool. In 2011 he moved on a loan to the Dutch Eredivisie side NEC. He played 8 games and scored 1 goal there.
In 2013, Ibrahim played 17 matches for Norwegian side Strømsgodset and helped them to win Tippeligaen. Since 2014 he has played for Greek sides Olympiacos, Ergotelis and Veria. In 2016 he returned to Norway, where he has played for Viking and Vålerenga before being transferred to Cypriot club FC Pafos.
Ibrahim has represented Norway at every age group from U-15 to U-21. In 2014, he made his debut in the Norwegian main national team in a 2-1 friendly win against Moldova.
STATS & NUMBERS
All stats as per 90 minutes.
5.5 air challenges (51% success). Also 13 defensive challenges (58% of success) and 10 attacking challenges (49% of success). 79% pass accuracy with 47 passes in total. 1.63 key passes with 80% of accuracy.
2.2 dribbles (73% successful) and 5.9 tackles (60% of success). Commits 2.5 and suffers 2 fouls per 90 min.
In general, performs above average level of the Cypriot league.
SHOTS ON GOAL
Tries to make shots form both legs. Also has decent ability of making headers.
Abdisalam Ibrahim is a defensive midfielder who can also be useful as a central or wide midfielder.
Tactically equipped player with good physical data. Has great positioning and acceleration skills.
Still can play at his level in top-3 teams of decent European leagues.