Jamilu Collins, born on 5th August 1994, is a Nigerian professional footballer whose journey from the streets of Kaduna to the world stage is nothing short of remarkable.
He currently plies his trade as a left-back for EFL Championship club Cardiff City and proudly represents the Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles.
Early years and rise through youth academies
Collins' footballing journey began in his youth, where he honed his skills at the Abuja Football College Academy.
It was evident from an early age that he possessed exceptional talent, catching the eye of scouts and football enthusiasts alike.
In mid-2012, he made a pivotal move, joining the youth team of HNK Rijeka, marking the start of his professional career.
Jamilu Collins professional career
To further his development, Collins embarked on a series of loan spells and trials. He made a significant impact during his loan stint at NK Pomorac in Druga HNL, earning 29 caps.
He also gained valuable experience with HNK Rijeka's reserve team in Croatia's Treća HNL, where he made 24 appearances.
His consistent performances led to a new contract with the club, highlighting his potential.
On 20th May 2022, Jamilu Collins took a significant step in his club career by signing with EFL Championship team Cardiff City.
Speaking about the move, he expressed his excitement and determination, stating his goal to help Cardiff City reach the Premier League.
His arrival at the club added depth to the squad and raised expectations for the upcoming season.
Jamilu Collins international debut and impact
Collins' international breakthrough came when he received his first call-up to the Nigeria national team for an Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Seychelles in September 2018.
He made his debut in a friendly against Liberia, impressing coach Gernot Rohr with his qualities.
This paved the way for his competitive debut in an Afcon qualifying fixture against Libya, where Nigeria secured a resounding 4-0 victory.
Jamilu Collins market value
Collins' market value has experienced fluctuations throughout his career. As of the most recent data, his market value stands at €800k, with a peak of €3.00m in October 2019.
Jamilu Collins salary
In terms of earnings, he commands a weekly salary of £8100, reflecting his status as a professional footballer.
Jamilu Collins net worth
His net worth in 2023 is estimated at an impressive £3,369,600.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago