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

Player Status

Injured List
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
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.