Farhiya Abdi

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Farhiya Abdi
BK Brno
Position Forward
Personal information
Born (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 26)
Nationality Swedish
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
WNBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–present Frisco Brno
2013–2015 Los Angeles Sparks
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Farhiya Abdi (born May 31, 1992) is a Somali-Swedish professional basketball player.[1] She was drafted in 2012 by the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.[2]


Abdi was born in 1992 in Sweden. Her parents had emigrated from Somalia a few years earlier.

Abdi initially played for Frisco Brno in the Czech Republic basketball league. In 2012, she joined the Los Angeles Sparks, making her the first Somali to play in the WNBA.[2]

As of 2013, Abdi plays as a forward.


  1. ^ "Farhiya Abdi - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  2. ^ a b Farhiya Abdi first Somali to be drafted into the WNBA

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