Ahmed Musa Biography

Ahmed Musa

Quick Facts About Ahmed Musa

Celebrated Name Ahmed Musa
Age 28 Years
Nick Name Myca
Birth Name Ahmed Musa
Birth Date 1992-10-14
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Nigerian
Birth Nation Nigeria
Place Of Birth Jos, Nigeria
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity African
Religion Muslim
Career Start 2005
Awards 2009-10 Nigeria Premier League Top Scorer and 2012-13 Russian Cup Top Scorer.
Father Alhaji Musa
Mother Sarah Musa
Sisters Four
Marital Status Married
Wife Juliet Ejue
Children Halima Musa and Ahmed Musa Jr
Height 5 ft. 8 inches
Weight 65kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth ₦6.5 billion
Salary $2.5 Million
Current Club Fatih Karagumruk
Position Winger
Links Twitter Instagram

Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk and the Nigeria national team as a forward and left-winger. He started playing football for the youth team of GBS Football Academy and began his career at the club. He has previously played for JUTH (loan), Kano Pillars, VVV Venlo (loan), CSKA Moscow, Leicester City, and Al Nassr. Currently, he is playing Fatih Karagumruk.

On the international level, he has represented Nigeria at various age levels. He has represented Nigeria at U20, U23, and the senior level. He made his international team debut for Nigeria on 5 September 2010 in a qualification match for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He was part of the Nigeria U20 team that won the 2011 African Youth Championship and also won the most valuable player award. He has represented Nigeria at the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup, 2013, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, 2013 FIFA Confederations, and the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup. He helped Nigeria win the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. He became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Since making his debut, he has obtained over 95 caps and scored over 10 goals for his country.

What is Ahmed Musa Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Honors

  • Won the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16 Russian Premier League with CSKA.
  • Won the 2012-13 Russian Cup with CSKA.
  • Won the 2013, 2014 Russian Super Cup with CSKA.
  • Won the 2018-19 Saudi Professional League with Al-Nassr.
  • Won the 2019 Saudi Super Cup with Al-Nassr.
  • Won the 2011 African Youth Championship with Nigeria U20.
  • Won the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup with Nigeria. 
  • Won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

Individual

  • Won the 2009-10 Nigeria Premier League Top Scorer.
  • Won the 2012-13 Russian Cup Top Scorer.

Where is Ahmed Musa From?

Ahmed Musa was born on 14 October 1992. His birthplace is Jos, Nigeria. He was born from a multi-religious family, with his mother Sarah Musa (née Moses) being a Christian from Edo state in the Southern part of Nigeria and his father, Alhaji Musa (a polygamist). He was single-handedly raised in Edo State, Nigeria by his mother following the death of his father when he was 7 years old. He grew up alongside his four sisters of which one of them died in 2013. He holds Nigerian nationality. He belongs to the African ethnicity. His religion is Muslim. His horoscope sign is Libra. 

Ahmed Musa CSKA Moscow

Source: @goal

Ahmed Musa Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of GBS Football Academy and began his career at the club.
  • In 2008, he was loaned to JUTH F.C. where he played 18 games, scoring four goals in his first professional seasons for the club. 
  • In 2009, he joined Kano Pillars F.C. where he played 25 games, scoring 18 goals in his two seasons for the club. 
  • He was then transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010, but the move was held up because he was only 17 years of age and therefore not eligible for an ITC in accordance with the current FIFA rules. He was officially eligible to play for VVV-Venlo on 14 October 2010 when he eventually turned 18 years of age. He made his debut for the club on 30 October 2010 in a 3-5 loss against FC Groningen. On 29 January 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in a 6-1 loss against AZ Alkmaar. During his 2010-11 season, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 9 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2011-12 season, he made 15 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 7 January 2012, he signed for Russian side CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut for the club on 21 February 2012 in a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the last 16 1st leg of UEFA Champions League. On 3 March 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw to Zenit St. Petersburg. In his first season, he made 13 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • During his 2012-13 season, he made 35 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions as CSKA Moscow won the Russian Premier League and Russian Cup that season. That season, he also won the Russian Cup Top Scorer.
  • During his 2013-14 season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as CSKA Moscow won the Russian Premier League and Russian Super Cup that season.
  • During his 2014-15 season, he made 39 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 11 assists in all the competitions as CSKA Moscow won the Russian Super Cup that season.
  • On 1 June 2015, he signed a new four-year contract with CSKA until the end of the 2018-19 season. During his 2015-16 season, he made 44 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions as CSKA Moscow won the Russian Premier League that season. He also finished the 2015-16 Russian Premier League season as the 5th highest scorer, becoming one of only seven players aged 23 or younger to reach double figures for goals in each of the past two seasons in Europe's top seven leagues.
  • On 8 July 2016, he moved to Leicester City for a club-record £16.6 million. He scored his first goals with the club in a friendly against Barcelona in the 2016 International Champions Cup which ended in a 4-2 loss. He made his Premier League debut for the club on 13 August 2016 in the club's opening day 2-1 defeat to Hull City. On 22 October 2016, he scored his first Premier League goal with the opener in a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace. In his first season, he made 32 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals in all the competitions.

Ahmed Musa Leicester

Source: @lcfc

  • During his 2017-18 season, by the first half of the season, he made 7 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 30 January 2018, he returned to CSKA Moscow on loan for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. During his loan spell CSKA Moscow, he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 4 August 2018, he moved to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr on a permanent deal. He made his debut for the club on 30 August 2018 in a 2-1 win over Ohod Al-Medina. On 19 September 2018, he scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Al Qadisiyah. In his first season, he made 26 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions as Al Nassr won the Saudi Professional League that season. 
  • During his 2019-20 season, he made 29 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions as Al Nassr won the Saudi Super Cup that season. 
  • On 13 April 2021, he rejoined Nigerian club Kano Pillars until the end of the 2020-21 season. During his 2020-21 season, due to not being included in the squad for most of the matches, he managed to make 7 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions. 
  • After spending just four months with Kano Pillars, he has now sealed a two-year deal with the Turkish League side, Fatih Karagumruk for €4 million. 

Ahmed Musa Karagumruk

Source: [email protected]

Ahmed Musa International Career

  • He has represented Nigeria at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Nigeria at U20, U23, and the senior level. 
  • He made his international team debut for Nigeria on 5 September 2010 in a 2-0 win against Madagascar in a qualification match for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. 
  • He scored his first goal for the Super Eagles in March 2011 friendly against Kenya.
  • He was part of the Nigeria U20 team that won the 2011 African Youth Championship and also won the most valuable player award. 
  • In August 2011, he represented Nigeria U20 in the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup held in Colombia, where he scored three goals in five matches. Musa was included by FIFA in the shortlist of 10 candidates for the Adidas Golden Ball, which was awarded to the most outstanding player of the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Ahmed Musa Nigeria

Source: @voiceofnigeria

  • He has represented Nigeria at the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup, 2013, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, 2013 FIFA Confederations, and the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup. 
  • He helped Nigeria win the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. 
  • He became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 
  • He is also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 
  • Since making his debut, he has obtained over 95 caps and scored over 10 goals for his country.

Ahmed Musa wife

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Ahmed Musa Wife

Ahmed Musa is a married man. He tied his knot with Juliet Ejue on 23 May 2017. Besides, he hasn’t provided any information about his wedding ceremony. The couple gave birth to a son. Previously, he married Jamila Musa with whom he had two children: Halima Musa (daughter) and Ahmed Musa Jr (son). He and Jamila got a divorce soon after he was arrested for domestic violence for allegedly beating his wife Jamila. Currently, he has an intimate relationship with his love, Juliet Ejue, and children where they are living their life happily together. 

Ahmed Musa Height and Weight

Ahmed Musa stands at a height of 1.73m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 65kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Ahmed Musa Net Worth and Salary

Ahmed Musa earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is ₦6.5 billion and his salary is $2.5 million. His market value is around €4 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He stated playing football at the age of 13.
  • He was part of the Nigeria U20 team that won the 2011 African Youth Championship and also won the most valuable player award.
  • He became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • He is also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • 2009-10 Nigeria Premier League Top Scorer.
  • 2012-13 Russian Cup Top Scorer.