|Full name||Illiasu Shilla Alhassan|
|Date of birth||26 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Tamale, Ghana|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2003–2005||King Faisal Babes||69||(3)|
|2010||Real Tamale United||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2015
Illiasu was born in Tamale, Ghana, and began his career in Kumasi with Real Republicans—a youth club—and then King Faisal Babes, where he played in two successive campaigns in the African Confederations Cup in 2004 and 2005.
The tough tackling defender then moved to glamour club Asante Kotoko and won a place in Ghana’s squad for the 2006 World Cup, despite having never played for the national team, and was only one of just four domestic-based players.
Shilla's contract with Saturn was cancelled in 2008. He then returned to Ghana and had to spend three years recovering from an ankle injury. He restarted his football career in 2011, signing with top-flight club Real Tamale United.