Shehu Abdullahi

Shehu Usman Abdullahi (born 12 March 1993) is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays for Cypriot First Division side Omonia.

Shehu Abdullahi
Shehu Abdullahi Rio 2016b.jpg
Abdullahi in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Sokoto, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Right back
Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Omonia
Number 4
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 48 (3)
2018–2020 Bursaspor 60 (5)
2020– Omonia 30 (0)
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 11 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:30, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Qadsia SCEdit

In July 2014, Abdullahi moved from Kano Pillars, Nigeria to Kuwait Premier League side Qadsia SC in a deal worth $480,000, of which Abdullahi received $330,000 and Kano Pillars $150,000.[1]

União da MadeiraEdit

On 6 June 2015, Shehu joined newly promoted Primeira Liga side C.F. União on a two-year deal.[2]

Anorthosis FamagustaEdit

On 2 September 2016, Shehu joined Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta on a two-year deal worth for the 20% [3][4] of the player re-sale fee in other European club.[5]

BursasporEdit

On 24 January 2018, Shehu signed for two and a half years Turkish side Bursaspor for an undisclosed fee.[6]

OmoniaEdit

On 19 September 2020, Shehu signed for the Cyprus First Division side Omonia.

International careerEdit

 
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.[7] He helped the team to a third-place finish after Nigeria beat Zimbabwe by a goal to nil.[8][9]

He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[10]

In May 2018 he was named in Nigeria's preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 May 2021
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
União da Madeira 2015–16 Primeira Liga 28 1 1 0 1 0 30 1
Anorthosis 2016–17 Cypriot First Division 29 2 6 1 35 2
2017–18 19 1 2 0 21 1
Total 48 3 8 1 56 4
Bursaspor 2017–18 Süper Lig 14 0 14 0
2018–19 13 1 13 1
2019–20 1. Lig 33 4 0 0 33 4
Total 60 5 0 0 60 5
Omonia 2020–21 Cypriot First Division 30 0 1 0 4 0 35 0
Career total 166 9 10 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 181 10

InternationalEdit

As of match played 16 July 2019[12]
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

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Qadsia

Omonia

InternationalEdit

Nigeria U23

Nigeria Olympic team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PILLARS GET $150,000 FOR SHEHU ABDULLAHI MOVE". africanfootball.com. africanfootball.com. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Διώχνει Κρέσπο, παίρνει Σεού και ελπίζει σε κάτι καλό μπροστά, themasport.com
  4. ^ Ένας χάλκινος Ολυμπιονίκης στην Ανόρθωση (video), reporter.com.cy
  5. ^ Στην Ανόρθωση ο Abdullah Shehu, Anorthosis Famagusta Official Website
  6. ^ https://www.anorthosisfc.com.cy/2018/01/metengrafi-siechou-stin-boursaspor/
  7. ^ "Nigeria announce 23-man CHAN squad". goal.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Nigeria win Chan bronze". kickoff.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "CHAN 2014: Eagles win bronze". sunnewsonline.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (24 June 2016). "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 11 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Shehu Abdullahi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

External linksEdit