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Alsu Abdullina

Personal information

  • Name

    Alsu Abdullina
  • Date of birth

    11 April 2001 (age 21)
  • Birthplace

    Aktyubinsky, Russia
  • Height

    1.66m (5 ft 5 in)
  • Weight

    60 kg
  • Position

    Defender
  • Number

    27

Biography

Russian international Alsu Abdullina signed for Chelsea on a two-and-a-half-year deal ahead of the second half of the 2021/22 season.

Alsu joined from Lokomotiv Moscow until June 2024. The versatile left-back had been at Lokomotiv Moscow since 2020 where she enjoyed significant success playing in the Russian top flight, bringing her energy and physicality to the team with 46 appearances and six goals to her name. Lokomotiv went on to win the Russian Cup and silver medal in Alsu’s debut year, going one better to clinch all the domestic trophies the following season including the Russian League, Russian Cup and Super Cup, as well as competing in the Champions League.

Prior to Lokomotiv, Alsu started her professional career at Chertanovo Moscow, joining their academy at the age of 14. She played her first match for the senior team in April 2017, becoming the youngest player that season and went on to win the bronze medal in the Russian Championship league in 2017 with the team securing silver in 2018.

Alsu also has considerable international experience having played for the Russian national team since 2017, making her debut against Belgium in a friendly. The defender has competed in the Women’s FIFA 2023 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2022 qualifiers and also participated in the 2019 World Cup qualifying stages.

In 2020 she was named in the Russian Women’s league team of the season which is organised by the Russian Football Union for head coaches and captains from the league to vote for their top players of the year.