Mohamed Elyounoussi's stats, salary, wife, net worth, and teams

Mohamed Elyounoussi's stats, salary, wife, net worth, and teams

Ciku Njuguna
updated at January 17, 2024 at 10:08 AM
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Mohamed Elyounoussi is a Moroccan professional football player who represents FC Copenhagen and the Norwegian national football team. The forward is one of the fastest-rising football players from the African continent. Scroll down and get a comprehensive report of Mohamed Elyounoussi’s stats, career and personal achievements.

Mohamed Elyounoussi's stats
Norway's midfielder Mohamed Elyounoussi was pictured at a press conference after a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification match against Latvia on September 4, 2021. Photo by Gints Ivuskans/AFP.
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Who are the Elyounoussi brothers? As a sport, football has seen its fair share of talented players who are related. Dig in to discover if Mohamed is a member of a football family dynasty or not.

Mohamed Elyounoussi’s profile summary

Full name

Mohamed Amine Elyounoussi


Moi, Måj



Date of birth

4 August 1994


28 years old as of January 2024

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Al Hoceima, Morocco




North African


178 centimetres (5'10")


70 kilograms (154.3 lbs)

Hair colour


Eye colour



Abdelbaki Elyounoussi





Relationship status





Professional football player

Current team

FC Copenhagen

Position (s)

Winger, midfielder

Net worth

$22.6 million

Social media pages

Instagram, X(Twitter), Facebook

How old is Mohamed Elyounoussi?

Born on the 4th of August 1994, Elyounoussi is 28 years of age as of January 2024. The talented footy star was born in Al Hoceima, Morocco, raised in Norway and holds Moroccan and Norwegian nationalities.

What nationality is Mohamed Elyounoussi?
Celtic FC's Elyounoussi was in action during a UEFA Europa League match against SS Lazio at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy, on November 7, 2019. Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto.
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How tall is Mohamed Elyounoussi?

As per Eurosport, the Swiss Champion is 5 feet and 10 inches tall (178 cm). Elyounoussi's weight is estimated at 154.3 lbs (70 kg).

Mohamed Elyounoussi's stats

According to his Southampton scouting report, Moi was regarded as the Norwegian professional league’s most promising football player. As of January 2024, he had appeared in 339 national league competitions, 40 domestic cup matches and 52 international games, netting 123 goals with 72 assists.

Did Elyounoussi play for Celtic FC?
FC Copenhagen's midfielder Elyounoussi celebrates a goal during the UEFA Champions League match against Galatasaray in Istanbul on September 20, 2023. Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP.
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Sports Brief has tracked his performance from junior to senior football leagues. Have a look at this summary of his football performance and stats from each team.


Games played



FC Copenhagen Reserves




FC Copenhagen




Celtic FC




Southampton FC




FC Basel 1893




Molde FK




Sarpsborg 08 FF




Sarpsborg FK




Which teams have Mohamed Elyounoussi played for?

Moi’s career began at the Sarpsborg 08 Academy in Norway. Have a look at the dates Mohamed Elyounoussi joined each team and his career trajectory from boyhood teams to top-tier teams in various leagues around the world.

Who does Mohamed Elyounoussi play for?
Southampton FC's Mohamed Elyounoussi was in action during a Premier League match against Aston Villa at Villa Park on March 05, 2022, in Birmingham, England. Photo by Eddie Keogh.
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Norwegian national football team

At the time of writing, Elyounoussi had appeared in 54 matches for the Norwegian senior men's national football team, scoring 10 goals. Between 2009 and 2013, he received 34 call-ups to Norway's junior and youth teams before joining the senior team in 2014. Here is a summary of Elyounoussi's stats for the national football team.


National team

Call ups


January 18, 2014

Norway senior team



August 14, 2013




October 10, 2013




June 5, 2013




August 23, 2012




March 3, 2011




September 22, 2009




FC Copenhagen

On the 27th of July 2023, Moi moved from Southampton FC to Denmark’s Superligaen on a free transfer. The number 10 midfielder, who is expected to play for FC København until the summer of 2027, has also made an appearance for the FC Copenhagen Reserves team.

Who does Mohamed Elyounoussi play for?
FC Copenhagen's Elyounoussi (left) and Sacha Boey (right) battle for the ball during a match against Galatasaray A.S. in Denmark on December 12, 2023. Photo by Mateusz Slodkowski.
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Southampton FC

Voted the second-most valuable player of Norway’s national football team, Elyounoussi was a top prospect for Southampton FC for years before he arrived at the Premier League club on July 01, 2018. Southampton acquired the versatile footballer on a $19.7 million transfer for five years.

Celtic FC

While playing for Southampton FC, Mohamed transferred on loan to Scottish Premiership’s Celtic FC. Between 2019 and 2021, the winger led the Scottish side to three titles, including the Scottish League Cup, the Scottish Cup and the Scottish Championship.

FC Basel 1893

The Norwegian international moved to Switzerland's Super Liga on the 6th of July 2016. His two-year stay at the club proved successful after he bagged two major awards, the 2016/17 Swiss Cup and the Swiss Championship.

Molde FK

Molde Fotballklubb is a first-tier club in Norway's Eliteserien football league. On March 15, 2014, the club acquired the midfielder who would become the 2014 Norweigian Champion and Cup winner on a free transfer under Tor Ole Skullerud. While at the club, he played in two Europa League Championship tournaments, scoring three goals in the 2015/16 tournament.

Sarpsborg 08

From his boyhood team, the Sarpsborg 08 FF Youth Mohamed made a move to Eliteserien's top-flight club, Sarpsborg 08 FF. The winger also played for Sarpsborg FK.

Where is Elyounoussi originally from?
FC Copenhagen's Elyounoussi celebrates after scoring during a Superliga match against Viborg FF at Energi Viborg Arena on November 25, 2023, in Viborg, Denmark. Photo by Lars Ronbog/FrontZone Sport.
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Mohamed is the eldest child in a family of six. He was born in Al Hoceima, Morocco, before his family migrated to Norway.

Upon arriving in Norway, his father, Abdelbaki Elyounoussi, worked at a pizzeria in Sarpsborg, Park Pizza, a business Mohamed Elyounoussi's parents later owned. Although much is unknown about his childhood, he grew up working with his father at the family business. Speaking to the Guardian, he revealed that he would often surprise fans who would find him serving pizza after a Sarpsborg 08 game.

In the interview, he acknowledged his parents' role in grounding him. He said,

"These are the values my parents gave me. Be humble. Work hard for what you want in life.”
Where is Elyounoussi originally from?
Southampton FC's Elyounoussi celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a Premier League match against Southampton at St. James Park on August 28, 2021. Photo by Ian MacNicol.
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Who are the Elyounoussi brothers?

Mohamed’s younger brother is Kvik Halden FK’s Anwar Elyounossi. He is also cousins to Ridouan and Tarik Elyounoussi, who play for Trosvik IF and Shonan Bellmare.

Who is Mohamed Elyounoussi's wife?

Norway’s top player, Mohamed Elyounoussi, is married. However, details of his wife's face and name remain unknown to the general public. According to Bladet, he has been linked to Natasha Gimnes, Daniel Gimnes' sister, who played for the Tangmoen IL football club.

Tabloids report that the winger has three children; Yousef, Amina and Noah. Although he does not reveal much about his family to fans, he has developed a flair for drama when revealing details of his personal life, including his signature salute for his daughter Amina by making an A with his fingers. On August 28, 2021, he announced the birth of his third child, Noah, with a ball under his shirt after Southampton won by 2-0 goals against Newcastle FC.

What nationality is Elyounoussi?
FC Copenhagen's Elyounoussi and his children applaud fans after the Danish 3F Superliga match against Brondby IF at Parken on November 12, 2023, in Denmark. Photo by Lars Ronbog/FrontZone Sport.
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Quick facts

Elyounoussi is one of the top Moroccan footballers in playing Europe. Have a look at some facts about the right-footed winger.

1. What is Mohamed Elyounoussi’s FIFA 23 rating?

As of January 06, 2024, the central midfielder, valued at $2.6 million, received a 72-point overall rating on SoFIFA. At the start of 2023, he rated two points higher with a $6.5 million valuation.

2. How much is Mohamed Elyounoussi’s salary?

At the time of writing, reports suggest that Måj receives $1,450,000 annually from FC Copenhagen. Previous records of his earnings include an annual remuneration of $3.9 million from Southampton FC, $859,000 from FC Basel and $62,000 from Molde FK.

3. How much is Mohamed Elyounoussi's net worth?

According to SalarySport, Elyounoussi's net worth is estimated at $22.6 million. However, several publications report his net worth is between $1 million and $5 million.

Mohamed Elyounoussi's salary
Norway's Mohamed Elyounoussi celebrates during a UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifier match against Scotland at Hampden Park on November 19, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group.
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Final word

Mohammed Elyounoussi's stats make him one of the best performers in the world. The Moroccan-born footballer has built a thriving domestic and international career as Norway's top defender.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.