Alhassan Yusuf is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Belgian First Division A club Royal Antwerp and the Nigeria national team. He was born in Kano, Nigeria on 18 July 2000, but he moved to England as a child and joined Leicester City’s youth system.
He then played for IFK Göteborg in Sweden, where he won the Svenska Cupen in 2020. He transferred to Antwerp in 2021 for a reported fee of around €5 million.
He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2022 and was part of the squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. He is regarded as one of the best midfield prospects in the world.
Alhassan Yusuf Early Life and Education
Alhassan Yusuf was born on 18 July 2000 in Kano, Nigeria, but he later moved to England as a child and joined Leicester City’s youth system.
He completed his secondary education at the International School of the Gothenburg Region, where he studied subjects such as English, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
He also learned to speak Swedish fluently and obtained his Swedish citizenship in 2020. He chose to represent Nigeria at the international level, saying he was proud of his Nigerian roots.
Alhassan Yusuf Career
Alhassan Yusuf is a Nigerian midfielder who professionally plays for both Royal Antwerp and the Nigeria national football team.
He started playing football at FC Hearts in Nigeria, where he was spotted by the Tiki Taka Development Group, a Swedish-based academy that helps young Nigerian players to pursue their careers in Europe.
He participated in the prestigious Gothia Cup twice, a youth tournament that featured the likes of Xabi Alonso and Andrea Pirlo in the past. He impressed IFK Göteborg’s sporting director Olle Sultan in the 2017 edition and was offered a trial. He then moved to Sweden in 2018 and signed a two-year contract with IFK Göteborg.
He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2022 and was part of the squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Alhassan Yusuf Awards
Alhassan Yusuf has won several awards and trophies in his career, such as the Allsvenskan Newcomer of the Year in 2019 and the Belgian Pro League title in 2023.
Alhassan Yusuf Personal Life
Alhassan Yusuf is not in any relationship at the moment. He’s focused on his football career.
Alhassan Yusuf Net Worth
Alhassan Yusuf’s estimated net worth is around $1 million.
Alhassan Yusuf Social Media Handles
Alhassan Yusuf is active on social media and has accounts on Twitter and Instagram. Here are some of his social media handles:
- Twitter: @alhassanyusuf18
- Instagram: @alhassanyusuf18