Who Is Alhassan Yusuf?
Alhassan Yusuf, is a Nigerian professional footballer who is currently making waves in the Belgian top-flight league, as a key player for Royal Antwerp and Nigerian national team.
The young midfielder who is born in the city of Kano, Nigeria, on July 18, 2000, has impressed quite a lot of fans across the globe with his energetic performances for Royal Antwerp.
Aside been a young player, he’s without doubt one of the best midfield prospects in the world currently, having consistently proved to fans across the world that he can ruffle feathers with the big stars in the game.
Yusuf is currently with the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire, where he started Nigeria’s first game against Equatorial Guinea before was injured on the day of his first major tournament.
Alhassan Yusuf’s Biography
For every young, talented and aspiring footballers there’s always a place of humble-beginning, a local club where they honed their skills in preparation for greater future ahead.
As such, Yusuf started his career at FC Hearts Academy in Nigeria, before he got his dream move to Europe after impressing in the Gothia Youth World Cup in Sweden.
A move to Swedish outfit IFK Goteborg was the first European club the young midfielder joined following his breathtaking performance at the Gothia Youth World Cup.
IFK Goteborg a club where he started his professional career, didn’t only honed the Nigeria international into a beast of a midfielder, it’s also helped him became a key-cog in the team and winning the Swedish top-flight player of the year award in 2019.
Before leaving the Swedish outfit to teamed up with another team in Belgium, he won the Swedish Cup in 2020.
Alhassan Yusuf Facts & Wiki
Name: Alhassan Yusuf Abdullahi
Date Of Birth: 18th July, 2000
Place Of Birth: Kano, Nigeria
Occupation: Professional Footballer
Height: 5ft 9inch
Club: Royal Antwerp
Weekly Salary: £5,500 per-week
Annual Salary: £286,000
Net-worth: $1 million
Current Market Value: €5 million
Social Media Handle: Instagram
Alhassan Yusuf’s Earning & Net-worth
Royal Antwerp have a total of 58 players in their home squad, and the highest earning player in the squad is the legendary Toby Alderweireld.
As for Yusuf, he may not be one the top five highest earners at the club, but he’s definitely one of the most important players in the team with a decent take home every week before bonuses (£5,500 per-week)
His annual salary is reported to be around £286,000 while he’s estimated net-worth is $1 million, which was made possible through his playing time in Sweden and now Belgium.
Alhassan Yusuf’s Club & International Career
At IFK Goteborg in Sweden which was Yusuf’s first professional club, he played 77 games, scored 2-goals and provided 9-assists for the “Blue-White”.
Following an impressive performance in Sweden, a move to a Belgian outfit came knocking on the door to join Royal Antwerp a club where he further achieved more success.
At the international level for Nigeria, Yusuf is still a baby considering the number of games played for the Super Eagles, however, he made his debut for Nigeria in December 2023.
He was also named in the Super Eagles’ squad for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire, replacing injured Leicester City’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
From January 2024 to this month, Yusuf has been able to featured in 3-official games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Alhassan Yusuf’s Achievements & Stats
Not many young players at the highest level of the game are fortunate enough to have perhaps achieved mouthwatering success with their respective clubs at the age of 23.
However, for Yusuf he’s achieved some mouthwatering successes with the club’s he’s played for before and his current team which adhered him to the heart of the fans.
At IFK Goteborg, he played a pivotal role with the ‘Blue-White‘, accumulating a total number of 77 appearances and at Royal Antwerp he has played over 98 games for the Belgian outfit.
Taking a look at his stats at both clubs, in 2019 Yusuf received the ‘Newcomer of the Year Award’ making the beginning of his journey to football stardom with IFK Goteborg.
Shortly after that feat he was recognized as the ‘Player of the Month’, showcasing his exceptional talents and contributions to the team.
His time since he moved to Belgium has also come with a lot of positives, where he’s also achieved significant milestones by winning the Belgian League, League Cup and the Super Cup.
In the 2022-23 season he also won the Liga Pro Belga and Copa de Belgica titles, a commendable feats that further confirms he’s a gem.
Alhassan Yusuf’s Social Media
Have you ever wondered who is Super Eagles’ most followed players on social media be it Instagram, Facebook or X?
Over the years, Super Eagles of Nigeria players have seen their fanbase on social media grow rapidly due to their interesting engagements with the fans.
With Nigerian footballers in Europe making their mark across top-flight leagues in Europe every week, it is normal that their followers increases due to their respective consistency and performances for their clubs.
As for Alhassan Yusuf, he may not be on the same level with other players in the Super Eagles ranks in terms of follower count on Instagram, Facebook and X, however, he is also not doing badly with his followers.
On Instagram Yusuf has a total of 15.4k followers and his handle is @alhassanyusuf10 in case you’re interested in following new Africa Cup of Nations finalist in Cote D’Ivoire.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago