Players - Samed Yesil

Samed Yesil
Birthdate: 25 May 1994
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Other clubs: Bayer Leverkusen (2012), Luzern (loan 2015-16), Panionios (2017-18), KFC Uerdingen 05 (2018-19), Ankara Demirspor (2019-20), Homberg (2020-21), DJK St Tonis (2021-)
Bought from: Bayer Leverkusen
Signed for LFC: £1m, 30.08.2012
Liverpool debut: 26.09.2012
Last appearance: 31.10.2012
Contract expiry: 01.07.2016
Win ratio: 50% W:1 D:0 L:1
League games / goals / assists: 0 / 0 / 0
Total games / goals / assists: 2 / 0 / 0

Player Profile

The striker has an impressive scoring record at youth level, with 25 goals in 29 appearances for Germany at u-16, u-17, u-18 and u-19 level. Yesil was second top-scorer in the 2011 u-17 World Cup after netting six goals in seven matches as Germany finished third in Mexico. The youngster scored 57 goals in 71 matches for Bayer Leverkusen's youth teams in two years and had made one appearance for Sami Hyypia's club before joining Liverpool.

It was very hard to assess Yesil's progress in 2012/13 because although he started in both of the club's league cup matches during the season, the only other times he made the match-day squad was when he was an unused substitute for the Europa League matches against Young Boys of Bern away and Anzhi Makhachkala at home. Yesil made just four appearances for Liverpool's Under-21 team in 2013/14, scoring once against Aston Villa in early December. Two cruciate ligament ruptures in a year, his first on international duty with Germany Under-21s and his second training with Liverpool, have ensured Yesil became the forgotten man of the youth set-up. Liverpool loaned Yesil to Luzern for the 2015/16 campaign where he played under the guidance of former Red, Markus Babbel. Liverpool released Yesil in the summer of 2016 and he remained without a club until January 2017 when he joined Greek side Panionios. He helped his new club secure qualification for the Europa League, then scored three goals in twenty league appearances in 2017/18.

Yesil wasn't offered a new deal and he returned to Germany on 3 September 2018, joining third division KFC Uerdingen 05. Despite the level he still barely featured, his appearances being limited to two substitute appearances totalling ten minutes of action and a couple of regional cup games. Yesil left the club on 1 July 2019 after the expiry of his contract. He kept himself fit by training with German 5th division club TSV Meerbusch. Yesil signed for Turkish third division club Ankara Demirspor on a free transfer on 26 December 2019. Six of his seven appearances were from the bench and after failing to even make the first three matchday squads of 2020/21 he returned to Germany at the beginning of October, signing for Homberg, who played in the regionalised fourth tier. He scored two goals and fourteen of his 22 appearances were from the bench. He dropped another level for 2021/22, joining DJK St Tonis of the Oberliga Niederrhein, one of twelve state leagues that make up the fifth tier of the German league system. He also began working in an air filter factory but harboured hopes of a return to the professional game if he could find a consistent run of form.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 2 0 0 2
2012-2013 0 0 2 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
1 81 WBA
1 46 Swansea City
Total Started/substitutions
2 Started
2 On the bench
0 Substitute
2 Substituted
Total Venue
1 Away
1 Home
Total Competition
2 League Cup
Total W D L Win % Manager
2 1 0 1 50% Brendan Rodgers
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.09.2012 WBA The Hawthorns League Cup
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Leverkusen 2011-2012 Germany 1 1 0 1 0
Luzern 2015-2016 Swiss Super League 11 1 12 1
Panionios 2016-2017 Greece 1 9 0 13 1
Panionios 2017-2018 Greece 1 20 3 31 8
KFC Uerdingen 05 2018-2019 Germany 3 2 0 4 1
Ankara Demirspor 2019-2020 Turkey 3 5 0 7 0
Vfb Homberg 2020-2021 Germany 4 22 2 22 2
Total 70 6 90 13