Lalas Abubakar

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Lalas Abubakar
Lalas Abubakar Abu Danladi 2017-07-04 (35596554911) (cropped).jpg
Abubakar with the Columbus Crew in 2017
Personal information
Full name Alhassan Abubakar
Date of birth (1994-12-25) December 25, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
(on loan from Columbus Crew SC)
Number 6
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 University of Ghana
2014–2016 Dayton Flyers 61 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Charlotte Eagles 14 (2)
2016 Michigan Bucks 12 (0)
2017– Columbus Crew SC 35 (2)
2017Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 5 (0)
2019–Colorado Rapids (loan) 5 (0)
National team
0000 Ghana U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 13, 2019

Alhassan "Lalas" Abubakar (born December 25, 1994) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids, on loan from Columbus Crew SC.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

From 2014 to 2016, Abubakar attended the University of Dayton, where he played for the men's soccer team. Over three seasons, he made sixty one appearances for the team, scoring four times and assisting six times. In the 2015 season, Abubakar won the A-10 Championship with Dayton, and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.[1] In the 2016 season, Abubakar was named the Defensive Player of the Year,[2] and was also named in the A10 Men's Soccer All-Conference First Team.[3]

In the 2015 PDL season, Abubakar played for the Charlotte Eagles,[4] where the team was undefeated in the regular season.[5] He was named in the Eastern Conference Team, and was a finalist for the PDL's Young Player of the Year, losing out to Timothy Mueller. In the 2016 PDL season, Abubakar played for the Michigan Bucks,[4] where the team won the Great Lakes Division (Central Conference) and the PDL Championship.[1] Abubakar was named the PDL Defender of the Year,[6] and was also named in the All-League Team.[7]

Professional[edit]

Columbus Crew SC[edit]

On January 13, 2017, Abubakar was drafted by Columbus Crew SC as their first-round draft pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, and the fifth draft pick overall.[8]

He scored his first professional goal on August 19, 2017 against Orlando City SC.

International career[edit]

Abubakar has been called up to represent Ghana at under-20 level.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of June 22, 2019
Club Season League Domestic Cup[a] League Cup[b] International[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Columbus Crew 2017 MLS 7 1 0 0 3 0 10 1
2018 23 1 1 0 1 0 25 1
2019 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 31 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 36 2
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 2017 USL Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Colorado Rapids (loan) 2019 MLS 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Career Totals 42 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 48 2
  1. ^ Appearances in U.S. Open Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs
  3. ^ Appearances in CONCACAF Champions League

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lalas Abubakar Will 'Never Forget' PDL Accomplishments". PDL.com. October 13, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "EIGHT MEN'S SOCCER STUDENT-ATHLETES RECEIVE NSCAA ALL-MIDWEST REGION HONORS". Atlantic 10 Conference Official Site. December 6, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "LOEBE, ABUBAKER, HEINE, ZAROKOSTAS AND MCGINTY CLAIM TOP ATLANTIC 10 ANNUAL MEN'S SOCCER AWARDS". Atlantic 10 Conference. Atlantic10.com. November 9, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "LALAS ABUBAKAR". PDL.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Sounders U-23, Pumas among PDL finalists". July 29, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "2016 PDL All-League Awards Announced". PDL.com. August 5, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "2016 PDL All-League Team Unveiled". PDL.com. August 3, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 MLS SuperDraft Rounds 1 & 2 Analysis: Columbus Crew SC". MLS Multiplex. Retrieved March 11, 2017.

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