HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a two-year loan from Krasnodar with an option to buy on January 15, 2020.
Namli is a talented and technically gifted playmaker the Rapids had their sights on for two years. He was a consistently strong performer in the Eredivisie and has shown a great ability on the ball and in creating clear scoring opportunities for his teammates as well as getting on the scoresheet himself. His two goals and four assists in 2020 just scratches the surface of what he can do in MLS.
OUTSIDE MLS: Namli arrived in Colorado after spending the bulk of his professional career in the Dutch Eredivisie, first with HC Heerenveen and then with PEC Zwolle. The 26-year-old recorded 13 goals and 17 assists across all competitions during his 108 appearances between the two sides. Most recently, the left-footed attacking midfielder spent time with FC Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League, featuring in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League matches, while helping the club to second place in the standings domestically. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Namli began his professional career in his Denmark’s top flight with Akademisk Boldklub.