Alhaji Gero facts for kids
Gero playing for Esteghlal in 2018.
|Full name||Salisu Abdullahi Gero|
|Date of birth||10 October 1993|
|Place of birth||Kano State, Nigeria|
|Current club||Helsingborgs IF|
† Appearances (Goals).
Gero started out playing football in the streets of Kano before signing his first professional contract with El-Kanemi Warriors at age sixteen. The next year he moved on to Lobi Stars. During the midseason transfer window in April 2012, Gero moved to Enugu Rangers from Kaduna United and scored instantly on his debut in against Akwa United which helped his team to a valuable 1–1 draw that kept them in touching distance of winning the 2012 Nigeria Premier League.
In December 2014, Danish club Viborg FF announced that they signed Alhaji on a free transfer. He played 15 matches and scored 1 goal in his first season.
16 January 2016, Viborg FF and Gero agreed to terminate the contract after minimal playing time.
Gero signed with Östersunds FK on 18 January 2016. On 14 September 2017, he scored his first goal in a European competition against Zorya Luhansk.
Gero made his debut his debut on 10 August 2018 as a second-half substitute for Voria Ghafouri in a 3–0 League victory against Tractor Sazi. He scored his first goal for the club in Hazfi Cup Round of 16 against Saipa, a penalty in a match that finished 2–2 after 120 minutes but lost the match 1–3 in penalty shoot-out eventually. On 16 December, his contract with Esteghlal was terminated by mutual agreement, having spent only four months with the club and failing to score any goals in the league.
Return to Sweden
On 25 February 2019, Östersunds re-signed Gero. On 9 July 2019, however, he signed a two-year contract with recently promoted club Helsingborgs IF.
Gero made his debut for the Nigeria national under-20 team at the 8 nation tournament in South Africa. He scored two goals on his competitive debut for the U20 team in their 2–1 away win against Tanzania at the 2013 African U-20 Championship qualification. He scored again on the return leg of the same fixture which Nigeria has now won 4–1 on aggregate. Gero also played for the U20 team in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Gero's younger brother Ahmad is also a professional football player.
|Viborg||2014–15||Danish 1st Division||15||1||0||0||—||—||15||1|
|Esteghlal||2018–19||Persian Gulf Pro League||7||0||2||1||1||0||—||10||1|
- Danish 1st Division: 2014–15
- Svenska Cupen: 2016–17
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