Suleiman Abdullahi

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Suleiman Abdullahi
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Abdullahi with Eintracht Braunschweig in April 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Kaduna, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Braunschweig
(on loan from Union Berlin)
Number 20
Youth career
Gee Lee Academy
2014–2015 El-Kanemi Warriors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Viking 40 (13)
2016–2019 Eintracht Braunschweig 41 (8)
2018–2019Union Berlin (loan) 19 (2)
2019–2020 Union Berlin 6 (1)
2020–Eintracht Braunschweig (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:22, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Suleiman Abdullahi (born 10 December 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Eintracht Braunschweig, on loan from Union Berlin.

Career[edit]

Abdullahi was born in Kaduna, Nigeria.[1] He signed a contract for Viking FK in 2015. He made his debut for Viking on 6 April 2015 against Mjøndalen, they lost the game 1–0.[2]

In June 2016, Abdullahi signed a four-year contract with 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig.[3] In spring 2018 he injured his ankle which kept him out of action until the end of 2017–18 season.[4] In two seasons with Braunschweig he made 41 league appearances scoring 8 goals and making 6 assists.[4]

In August 2018, following Braunschweig's relegation, Abdullahi joined 1. FC Union Berlin on loan for the season. Union Berlin secured an option to sign him permanently until 2022. It was reported he would be able to return to training four to six weeks later as a result of his ankle injury.[4]

On 1 June 2019, 1. FC Union Berlin signed Abdullahi on a permanent transfer following his loan spell at the club.[5]

In August 2020, Abdullahi returned to Eintracht Braunschweig, joining on loan for the 2020–21 season.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 June 2018[2][7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Viking 2015 Tippeligaen 27 8 4 1 31 9
2016 13 5 2 1 15 6
Total 40 13 6 2 0 0 0 0 46 15
Eintracht Braunschweig 2016–17 2. Bundesliga 13 1 0 0 1 0 14 1
2017–18 28 7 1 0 29 7
Total 41 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 43 8
Career total 81 21 7 2 0 0 1 0 89 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suleiman Abdullahi at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ a b "Suleiman Abdullahi". altomfotball.no. TV2. Retrieved 2 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Eintracht Braunschweig verpflichtet Abdullahi". eintracht.com (in German). Eintracht Braunschweig. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Union leiht Suleiman Abdullahi aus". kicker Online (in German). 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "UNION BERLIN COMPLETE SIGNING OF SULEIMAN ABDULLAHI". Union Berlin. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Rückkehr perfekt: Braunschweig holt Abdullahi zurück". kicker (in German). 16 August 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "S.Abdullahi". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)