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FC Dallas Signs Romanian International Enes Sali

December 4, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
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Frisco, Texas - FC Dallas has signed Romanian winger Enes Sali to a four-year contract with a one-year club option as part of the MLS U-22 Initiative. Sali joins Dallas after spending two years with FCV Farul Constanța of the SuperLiga, the first tier of men's soccer in Romania. Sali will occupy an international roster spot pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

Sali, 17, joins FC Dallas after spending the past couple seasons with Farul Constanta. Sali made his professional debut with Farul on August 9, 2021 at age 15 years, 6 months and 6 days. Sali would register his first professional goal on September 13, 2021, becoming the youngest player to score in the SuperLiga at 15 years, six months and 21 days. Sali accumulated 56 appearances with the Romanian side, scoring four and assisting twice across all competitions.

Prior to joining Farul Constanta (then Viitorul Constanta) Sali spent the 2015-16 season with Barça Escola Barcelona after being spotted at a Barça Academy Camp in Toronto, Canada during the winter of 2014 at age eight. Shortly after, Sali joined the Gheorghe Hagi Football Academy, founded by Gheorghe Hagi.

On the international stage, Sali represents Romania and is the youngest player to make his Romania national team debut after appearing for the Tricolorii on November 14, 2021 in a World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein at age 15 years, 8 months and 22 days. Sali became the second youngest European international debutant of the 21st century. Most recently, Sali represented Romania's U19 side in the UEFA Euro U19 Championship Qualifiers matchups against Finland, San Marino and the Czech Republic.

On 11 October 2023, the English newspaper The Guardian named Sali as one of the best players born in 2006 worldwide.

TRANSACTION DETAILS

Full Name: Enes Sali (eH-nEs sAH-leE)

Instagram: @enessali

Position: Winger

Date of Birth: 3 February 2006 (17)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Citizenship: Romania, Canada

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 125

Language Spoken: English, Romanian

Transaction: FC Dallas Signs Romanian International Enes Sali


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