More often than none, we are more accustomed to popular Nigerian football stars that play mostly in England, Spain and Italy. This is why we easily identify with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and few others playing in the top European leagues. Interestingly, there are many other Nigerian footballers out there who are keeping the national flag soaring high while making their fortune from these clubs. One of such fast-rising Nigerian footballers is Zaidu Sanusi, who unknown to many, is really doing good for himself. In this article, we have done some research to reveal all there is to know about Zaidu Sanusi net worth, cars, houses, wife and career. Read on!
The Nigerian full wingback has played against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and other superstars
2. Who is Zaidu Sanusi?
Sanusi might not be as popular as some of your favourite football superstars, but he is definitely a talented defender who is currently creating a legacy at a top Portuguese club. Zaidu Sanusi was born on the 13th of June 1998 in Jega, Kebbi State. He is a super-talented footballer who currently plays professionally as a left-back for the Nigeria National team and popular Portuguese club, FC Porto.
Zaidu Sanusi sealed a move to the Portuguese giants FC Porto in 2020 as a replacement for Alex Telles
He kick-started his footballing career with Gil Vicente in 2016, where he was eventually loaned to Mirandela in that same year. Zaidu was later signed permanently by the club by Mirandela following his impressive spell at the club. As a defender, he registered three goals for the club. He was at the club from 2016 to 2019.
Zaidu's international debut with the Super Eagles
Zaidu Sanusi signed an agreement in 2016 to join Santa Clara for the 2019/20 season. The Nigerian made his first appearance for the club on the 15th of September 2019 in a 2-0 Premeira Liga win over Moreirense F.C.
Sanusi joined the Portuguese champions FC Porto from Santa Clara in August 2020. It was revealed during his unveiling that the Nigerian star had signed a five-year contract which will keep him with the club till 2025. He won the first trophy of his professional footballing career when his club won the Portuguese Super Cup, defeating Benfica in a 2-0 match at Estadio Municipal de Aveiro in 2020. He featured in a few UEFA Champions League fixtures, one of them was his breathtaking display during the match against the French side Olympique Marseille.
Super Eagles left-back, Zaidu Sanusi in UEFA Champions League
Zaidu made his first international appearance for the Nigeria national football team in a friendly match that ended in a defeat to Algeria on the 9th of October, 2020. He was also part of the team that played a 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone in November 2020 during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
Zaidu Sanusi age and playing style
The FC Porto star is a 24-year-old footballer from the Northern part of Nigeria. He currently wears the number 12 jersey for his present Portuguese club, FC Porto. Zaidu Sanusi plays as a left wingback and left fullback. His playing style is that of modern fullbacks who enjoys attacking football. Luckily for him, he is blessed with good pace and strength, making him a huge asset to his new club.
And speaking of talent and strength, watch this video below to see the feel of Zaidu Sanusi skills.
Zaidu Sanusi Is Very Underrated 🔥 | Goals/ Skills/ Assists | 19/20
Zaidu Sanusi was discovered when he was still playing for Mutunchi FC, an amateur club in Kaduna, a state in Northern Nigeria. He caught the eyes of European scouts at the time when he was just 18 years old, where he secured a move to Gil Vicente FC in 2016. The earlier stage of his career was hindered by injuries and lack of opportunities, especially during his two years spell with the Galos.
Zaidu Sanusi wife
A lot of people have been wondering who Sanusi's wife or perhaps girlfriend is. Well, the 24-year-old Nigerian football player hasn't yet revealed that information to the public. Hopefully, we will get to know her soon. He is more of a private person and you would hardly see a female picture on his social media pages.
3. Zaidu Sanusi net worth
Sanusi's impressive display at the Premiera Liga newcomer sealed his move to FC Porto. His transfer was said to have cost the Portuguese giants 4 million Euros (₦1.95billion).
The 24-year-old is one of the fast-rising talents in Europe
He was signed as a backup to Alex Telles, who apparently sealed a move to Manchester United, creating room for Sanusi at the right-back position. Unlike most European clubs, Zaidu Sanusi's current club, FC Porto is actually a bit discreet about the salaries of their players. However, Sanusi is rumoured to be earning slightly over €3000 (₦1.46million) in a week and his current estimated net worth is said to be in the range of $100,000 to $500,000 (approx. ₦41.2million - ₦205.7million).
4. Zaidu Sanusi cars and houses
Just like we have earlier mentioned, Zaidu Sanusi is quite a private person when it comes to flaunting his properties on social media. Nonetheless, he once shared a photo of himself behind the wheels of a car with a beautiful interior. Unfortunately, it was still hard to tell which exact car model he was driving from just that one photo and picture angle. But if one is to consider his estimated net worth, then it might be quite easy to assume the set of luxury cars that he might be having in his garage. Check out this embedded Instagram post below to see the photo shared by Zaidu Sanusi as he confidently poses behind the wheel.
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With an estimated net worth ranging between $100k-$500k, we reckon that he can splurge some cash on high-end SUVs like the Range Rover Evoque, Hyundai Tucson, Lexus RX or Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. And if he is a fan of sedans, there are several top-range ones he can acquire as well. It is worth mentioning that nothing much has been said about his houses or any of his landed property as of the time of writing this article. Apparently, he would own a house in his hometown but probably decided to keep it off the public eyes.
5. Zaidu Sanusi latest news
Sanusi was among the Super Eagles players that were called up to face Liberia and Cape Verde at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures. The team was lodged at the Eko Hotel in preparation for the two important matches. Similarly, he is one of the players that are also currently on the transfer target of the Hammers football club. Also, West Ham FC boss recently showed a huge interest in signing Zaidu Sanusi on a permanent transfer or loan.
All that we have revealed above in this article currently covers all that we could find at the moment about Zaidu Sanusi net worth, cars, houses, wife and career. Nonetheless, when we lay our hands on more info about him, especially his car collection, we will surely keep you updated.