Player Details


Younes Namli


YOU-nuhs nam-lee


5' 11"


154 lbs

Date of Birth

6.20.1994 (28)


Copenhagen, Denmark



Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

International, Designated Player
Career Summary

Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Birth date: June 20, 1994
Acquired: Signed as a Designated Player on a two-year loan with an option to buy on Jan. 15, 2020, pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa.


  • Played 1,272 minutes in 16 starts among 17 appearances during 18-game regular season 
  • Made Rapids debut as starter and played 64 minutes in 2-1 win at D.C. United on 2/29 
  • Scored in 2-1 win over Orlando City SC in Home Opener on 3/7 
  • Assisted on Cole Bassett’s goal in 1-1 draw against Sporting KC on 8/29 
  • Assisted goals by Diego Rubio and Sam Vines in 5-0 win at Real Salt Lake on 9/12 
  • Assisted on Kellyn Acosta’s playoff-clinching goal in 1-0 win at Portland Timbers on 11/4 
  • Scored in 2-1 win at Houston Dynamo on 11/8 
  • Finished second in MLS with 66 dribbles completed, seven fewer than LA Galaxy’s Cristian Pavon in five fewer appearances 
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week in Week 11 


  • Recently played in the Russian First Division, registering 18 appearances, one goal and one assist over one season. 
  • Made a combined seven appearances in Europa League and Champions League during his time with Krasnodar.
  • Spent the bulk of his professional career in the Dutch Eredivisie, first with HC Heerenveen and then with PEC Zwolle.
  • Recorded 13 goals and 17 assists across all competitions during his 108 appearances between the two sides.
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