Sahal Abdul Samad is an Indian football professional. On 1 April 1997, he was born in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, to a Malayali family originally from Kavvayi, Payyanur, in the Kannur district. Sahal attended the New Indian Model School in Al Ain for his education. In 2010, he joined the Al Ethihad Sports Academy for football training at the professional level. Then, he relocated to Kerala to complete his Bachelor’s degree at S.N. Kannur College, and to play university football.
During his degree, he performed well at university-level tournaments and was invited to join the district Under-21 category; subsequently, he was selected for the 2017 Santosh Trophy by the Kerala Team. Soon after, he was able to sign a contract with the Kerala Blasters. Initially, he was on the I-League 2nd Division reserve list for 2017-2018. Later, during the 2018-2019 season, Sahal achieved his breakthrough by defeating ATK 2-0.
Then, on 15 February 2019, he played against Chennaiyin, where he demonstrated his passing ability and 688 touches for the season. Then, he won ISL Emerging Player of the Season, after which he was named AIFF Emerging Player of the Year. On May 11, 2019, Sahal extended his contract with the Kerala Blasters until 2022. Later in 2020, he became the club’s face and signed a contract with the Kerala Blasters until 2025. Soon, he made 14 appearances out of 28 opportunities and was named the match’s MVP against East Bengal and Jamshedpur. Sahal scored six goals against Delhi F.C., ATK Mohun Bagan, Chennaiyin, Jamshedpur, and Mumbai City from 2021 to 2022. Sahal is now tied for the second-most goals scored by an Indian in league matches. Due to his performance, he has 1.1 million verified Instagram followers and 44.4 thousand Twitter followers.
Here are some of his professional accomplishments:
- During the 2017–18 I-League 2nd Division season, he was appointed captain for the remainder of the season in the fourth match against FC Kerala Blasters. He scored seven goals in ten matches and finished third in league scoring.
- During the 2018–19 ISL season, he scored his first goal for FC Kerala Blasters against Chennaiyin FC, during the season, he had 688 touches.
- During the 2018-19 ISL season, he was one of the best Indian players for number of key passes.
- Became the ISL Rookie of the Year for the 2018-19 ISL season.
- During the 2018-19 season, he was named the AIFF Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year.
- Samad received the Match Hero award for the 1-1 tie against East Bengal in 2021.
Sahal Abdul Samad Biography:
|Name||Sahal Abdul Samad|
|Age||25 years old|
|Date of Birth||1 April 1997|
|Birth Place||Al Ain, UAE|
|Occupation||Professional Football Player|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Weight||70 Kg (Approximately)|
Sahal Abdul Samad Net Worth:
The net worth of Sahal Abdul Samad is between $1 Million and $5 Million. He is a member of the Kerala Blasters and has participated in numerous tournaments throughout India and other regions.
Through product endorsement and other deals related to his profession, he earns a substantial income. In addition, he operates a small business in the United Arab Emirates. He owns numerous bicycles, automobiles, and a home.
Career and Early life:
Sahal was born in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, to Malayali parents from Kerala, India, and graduated from the New Indian Model School in Al Ain after 14 years of study. He began playing football when he was eight years old. Sahal joined Al Ethihad Sports Academy in 2010 to train for a career in professional football.
After completing his studies in the United Arab Emirates, he relocated to Payyannur, Kannur, Kerala, India to finish his degree and play college football. A few months after beginning his career, a coach from SN College in Kannur discovered him and persuaded him to switch colleges.
In order to compete for the Santosh Trophy, he joined the district under-21 team and then the Kerala team, following his success in college-level competitions.