Shehu Abdullahi

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Shehu Abdullahi
Shehu Abdullahi Rio 2016b.jpg
Abdullahi in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Sokoto, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Defender[3]
Club information
Current team
Bursaspor
Number 12
Youth career
2011 Plateau United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Kano Pillars ? (?)
2014–2015 Qadsia 7 (1)
2015–2016 União da Madeira 28 (1)
2016–2018 Anorthosis Famagusta 48 (3)
2018– Bursaspor 27 (1)
National team
2013 Nigeria U20 4 (0)
2013 Nigeria U21 2 (0)
2014– Nigeria 31 (0)
2016 Nigeria Olympic 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:30, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Shehu Unman Abdullahi (born 12 March 1993) is a Nigerian professional football midfielder, who plays for Turkish side Bursaspor.[4]

Club career[edit]

Qadsia SC[edit]

In July 2014, Abdullahi moved from Kano Pillars to Kuwait Premier League side Qadsia SC in a deal worth $480,000, of which Abdullahi received $330,000 and Kano Pillars $150,000.[5]

União da Madeira[edit]

On 6 June 2015, Shehu joined newly promoted Primeira Liga side C.F. União on a two-year deal.[6]

Anorthosis Famagusta[edit]

On 2 September 2016, Shehu joined Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta on a two-year deal worth for the 20% [7][8] of the player re-sale fee in other European club.[9]

International career[edit]

Shehu with Nigeria in 2017

In January 2014, Senior team coach Stephen Keshi, invited him to be a part of the Nigeria national football team squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship.[10] He helped the team to a third-place finish after Nigeria beat Zimbabwe by a goal to nil.[11][12]

He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[13]

In May 2018 he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of match played 16 July 2019[15]
Nigeria
Year Apps Goals
2014 6 0
2015 4 0
2016 6 0
2017 6 0
2018 6 0
2019 3 0
Total 31 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

International[edit]

Nigeria Olympic

Nigeria U23 national team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdullahi SHEHU. Fifa.com (1 July 2016). Retrieved on 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Keshi names Chan squad". kickoffnigeria.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ Έκλεισε και ο Abdullahi Shehu!, anorthosis24.net
  5. ^ "PILLARS GET $150,000 FOR SHEHU ABDULLAHI MOVE". africanfootball.com. africanfootball.com. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Shehu assina por duas épocas" [Shehu signs for two seasons] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 6 June 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  7. ^ Διώχνει Κρέσπο, παίρνει Σεού και ελπίζει σε κάτι καλό μπροστά, themasport.com
  8. ^ Ένας χάλκινος Ολυμπιονίκης στην Ανόρθωση (video), reporter.com.cy
  9. ^ Στην Ανόρθωση ο Abdullah Shehu, Anorthosis Famagusta Official Website
  10. ^ "Nigeria announce 23-man CHAN squad". goal.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Nigeria win Chan bronze". kickoff.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  12. ^ "CHAN 2014: Eagles win bronze". sunnewsonline.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  13. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (24 June 2016). "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  14. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Shehu Abdullahi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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