Sahal Abdul Samad is a well known football player from UAE who plays for Indian Super League tournaments. He is part of the Kerala Blasters team and plays in the wide midfielder and winger position. He has a good track record in the league level and won many awards and recognition for his performance in recent years.
Sahal is well known as an attacking midfielder but he has also played as winger due to his unique style of playing. His style is often compared to that of German legendary player Ozil. According to football experts in India, Sahal is one of the best players in the history of Kerala Blasters.
He has also played at the International level representing Indian National Team and played over 11 matches in competitive category scoring 2 goals. He won the ISL Emerging Player of the Season award in 2019. His team won the SAFF Championship in 2021 and stood as runner up in Indian Super League.
Sahal Abdul Samad was born on the 1st of April 1997 in Al Ain region of United Arab Emirates. Sahal Abdul Samad’s current age is 25 years.
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Sahal Abdul was born in Al Ain region of UAE in a Malayali Family that hails from Kerala. His parents belong to Payyanur village in Kannur region of Kerala. Sahal studied at the New Indian Model School in Al Ain. After that, he moved to his ancestral hometown Kannur to study Bachelor’s Degree from SN College.
He was part of the University football team and got good recognition for his style of playing football. He became part of the Under 21 side and later moved to the Kerala team to participate in the Santosh Trophy. His career took a big turn with his entry into Kerala Blasters in 2018. He was initially selected for the B Team and later moved into the senior team.
After getting good recognition at club level matches, he became part of India Under 23 team. He was even considered for the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. He has participated in the SAFF Championship in the year 2021 representing India.
Sahal Abdul Samad hails from a Malayali family based in UAE. His father works as a businessman in Al Ain and his mother is a housewife. There is not much information about his siblings and other family members.
Girlfriend, Wife and Relationships
Sahal Abdul Samad is not married but he is about to get married in the next one year. In 2022, he got engaged to Reza Farhath who is a badminton player in India. They met in Kerala through a family friend and entered into relationship.
Sahal Abdul Samad is very tall and has an athletic built. He has very good fitness due to his profession and hard training for many hours on a regular basis. He has a good height advantage as he stands tall at 5.11 feet. His weight is around 75 kgs and has good stamina and speed. He maintains a clean shaven face most of the time and short hair. He is usually seen in casual clothing during public appearances.
Sahal Abdul Samad started playing football when he was very young in UAE. He was part of the Al Ethihad Sports Academy during his school days and got professional training. He later moved to Kerala to pursue his graduation and became part of the University team. He got good recognition in this format and later got selected into the Kerala Under 21 team.
Sahal was able to participate in the Santosh Trophy after this selection in the Kerala team. This set the base for his career in Indian football. He was signed for the reserve team by Kerala Blasters team at this time. He later moved into the senior team and delivered good performance.
He got a big break after the team won the many tournaments. He wa even selected as the Emerging Player of the Season by ISL. He was also conferred with the Emerging player of the Year Award by AIFF. Sahal later became the poster boy of Kerala Blasters during 2020 and his contract was extended till 2022.
He became a huge asset for Kerala Blasters and Sahal volunteered to extend the contract till 2025. Interestingly, ATK Mohun Bagan had offered three senior players in return for Sahal but the Kerala Blasters team rejected the offer. Sahal is one of the only players to score in three consecutive ISL matches.
The net worth of Sahal Abdul Samad is around $1 million. He is part of the Kerala Blasters team and played many tournaments in India and other regions. He earns a lot of money through product sponsorship and other deals related to his profession. Apart from that, he also runs small business in UAE. He owns many bikes and cars along with his own house.
Facts and Information
Sahal Abdul Samad is a huge asset for Indian football and he is often regarded as one of the best midfielders in the country. He is undoubtedly the best in the history of Kerala Blasters.
Due to his stunning performance in recent years, he has got many opportunities to work with top International brands and endorse their products. In 2020, he was associated with Puma Sports as a brand ambassador.