Umar Sadiq | Profile | Bio
Sadiq is a professional footballer who represents La Liga side, Almeria.
Born in Kaduna, Nigeria – the striker initially rose through the youth ranks at Kusa Boys and Future of Abuja before joining the Spezia in 2014.
Although he could not break into the Italians’ senior side, Sadiq played for the club’s youth setup. In the 2014-15 season, the Super Eagle became the Campionato Primavera top scorer, scoring an impressive 26 goals in 24 games.
He joined AS Roma in 2016 and following his inability to get first-team action, he was loaned to Bologna, Torino, NAC Breda, Rangers, Perugia, and Partizan.
Sadiq joined Almeria on October 5, 2020, on a five-year contract.
What is Umar Sadiq style of play?
The 25-year-old is a perfect number 9. The Nigerian has a decent pace, can dribble and is good aerially which makes him a perfect fit in Unai Emery’s system.
At 1.92 metres, Sadiq is a giant of a man and has a huge physique which will help him to adjust to the physical style of the La Liga.
How is Umar Sadiq international stats?
Umar Sadiq represented Nigeria at the youth level and was part of the Dream Team’s squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
There, he scored four times in six fixtures as Samson Siasia’s boys left Brazil with a bronze medal after defeating Honduras in the third-place game.
On January 11, 2022, Sadiq made his senior international debut against Egypt in an Africa Cup of Nations tie where the Super Eagles defeated the Pharaohs 1-0 in Garoua.
Interestingly, he played in all matches while finding the net against Guinea-Bissau.
What is Umar Sadiq’s FIFA 22 rating and potential?
Sadiq’s overall rating in FIFA 22 is 75, with a potential of 81.
He is a Standard silver card and has got a two-star skill moves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot and his work rate is high.
His best stat is finishing, which is 80, while he has 75 in ball control and dribbling skill of 74.