Association football player
|Birth||8 January 1988, Osogbo|
Sodiq Suraj (born 8 January 1988 in Oshogbo) is Nigerian football player who plays for Shooting Stars F.C..
Sodiq Suraj is a central defender who can also play as defensive midfielder. In 2008 he played in Serbian second level in FK Partizan’s satellite team FK Teleoptik. In the season 2012–13 he played for OC Safi at Maroccan top division. In October 2013 he signed with Duhok SC in the Iraqi Premier League. Next season, in 2014, he switched to another Iraqi club, Naft Al-Wasat SC.
His natural position is defender and is a variable and strong defence man. Sodiq plays as Libero or as Left full back on the national team.
Sodiq Suraj played with Nigeria U-20 at the 2007 African Youth Championship where they were losing finalists, thus qualifiying for the U-20 World Cup. Next he played with Nigeria national under-20 football team, at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada where they reached the quarter-finals.
- Nigeria U-20
- Finalist at 2007 African Youth Championship
- Quarter-Finalist of 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup