Shehu Usman Abdullahi (born March 12, 1993) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Bulgarian First League club Levski Sofia as a defender and also for the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles.
Shehu Abdullahi Biography
Shehu Usman Abdullahi
March 12, 1993
Sokoto State, Nigeria
Shehu Abdullahi was born in Sokoto, Nigeria on the 12th of March, 1993. He was born and raised among the Hausa tribe of Nigeria. He attended his educational background in Sokoto state, which falls in the North-Western geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
Abdullahi moved from Kano Pillars to Qadsia SC in July 2014 in a deal worth $480,000, of which Abdullahi received $330,000 and Kano Pillars received $150,000. Shehu signed a two-year contract with newly promoted Primeira Liga team C.F. Unio on June 6, 2015.
Shehu signed a two-year contract with Cypriot team Anorthosis Famagusta on September 2 for a sum equal to 20% of the player’s player resale fee to another European club. He committed to the Turkish club Bursaspor for two and a half years on January 24, 2018, for an unknown sum.
Shehu joined Omonia of the Cyprus First Division on September 19, 2020. He signed a contract with Levski Sofia through the end of the 2022–23 season on September 16, 2022.
Shehu Abdullahi received an invitation from Nigeria’s 23-man team for the 2014 African Nations Championship in January 2014 from coach Stephen Keshi. He contributed to Nigeria defeating Zimbabwe 1-0 to finish third overall.
Shehu was a 35-person provisional Nigerian Olympic team member for the 2016 Summer Games. He was included in the first 30-man Nigerian squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May of that year.
- 2015: Kuwait Emir Cup
- 2014: AFC Cup
- 2014: Kuwait Super Cup
- 2022: Cypriot Cup: 2021–22
- 2021: Cypriot First Division
- 2021: Cypriot Super Cup
- 2015: African Games bronze medal
- Nigeria Olympic team
- 2016: Summer Olympics bronze medal
According to sources online, Shehu Abdullahi has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Social Media Handles
Shehu Abdullahi is very active on social media platforms. He has verified accounts on both Instagram and Twitter with 220,000 followers and over 65,000 followers respectively. You can follow him on social media through the following handles.
- Instagram: @shehu.official
- Twitter: @OfficialShehu