Zaidu Sanusi (born 13 June 1997) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Portuguese club FC Porto and the Nigeria national team.
Early Life and Career
Born in Jega, Kebbi, 19-year-old Sanusi signed with Gil Vicente F.C. of the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2016. In January 2017, he was loaned to third-division club SC Mirandela.
Sanusi reached an agreement to join C.D. Santa Clara on 16 March 2019, with the deal being made effective on 1 July. He made his Portuguese top-flight debut on 15 September that year, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 home win against Moreirense FC. He scored his first goal in the competition on 23 June 2020, in a 4–3 away victory over S.L. Benfica which marked the Azoreans’ first-ever at the Estádio da Luz.
On 30 August 2020, Sanusi signed a five-year contract with FC Porto. He won the first trophy of his career on 23 December, when he played the entire 2–0 defeat of Benfica in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. He finished his first year with 41 competitive matches, scoring in the 4–3 league win over C.D. Tondela.
Sanusi made his debut for the Nigeria national team on 9 October 2020, in a 1–0 friendly defeat against Algeria in Klagenfurt. He earned his first official cap the following month, in the 4–4 home draw with Sierra Leone for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Zaidu Sanusi major tournament with Nigeria came in January 2022 with him making the squad for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
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Net Worth and Salary
Zaidu Sanusi’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $2 million – $10 million.
Zaidu Sanusi earns €1.5 million annually playing for FC Porto.