Tobias Sana

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Tobias Sana
Tobias Sana 2012-10-10.jpg
Sana with Sweden in 2012
Personal information
Full name Tobias Tigjani Sana
Date of birth (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 22
Youth career
Marieholms BoIK
0000–2007 Västra Frölunda IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Qviding FIF 28 (2)
2009–2012 IFK Göteborg 53 (3)
2009 Qviding FIF (loan) 7 (1)
2012–2015 Ajax 17 (4)
2013–2014 Jong Ajax 26 (3)
2015– Malmö FF 6 (0)
National team
2012 Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2012

Tobias Sana (born 11 July 1989) is a Swedish footballer of both Swedish and Burkinabé descent who plays for Malmö FF in Allsvenskan as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Qviding FIF[edit]

Sana began his professional football career in 2007–2008, playing for Qviding FIF, having spent his youth years playing for Marieholms BoIK, followed by Västra Frölunda IF, from where he was recruited to play for Qviding FIF in the Swedish Division 1 Södra and Superettan, the third and second tier of Swedish professional football. He made 28 appearances in two years, in the regular season for the club from Gothenburg, scoring twice.

IFK Göteborg[edit]

In 2009 Sana signed with IFK Göteborg making his debut in the Allsvenskan league, the top tier in Swedish football. A special clause in his contract allowed for him to return to his former club on a loan basis in 2009, before fully committing himself to IFK Göteborg. During the first half of the 2012 season Sana was a first team regular and rated among many as one of the team's best players. Despite that, the team had a disappointing season and Sana only scored two goals and made no assists.

AFC Ajax[edit]

On 1 August 2012 Sana signed a 3-year deal with Dutch giants AFC Ajax. IFK Göteborg received 350,000 euro for the right-winger. On 19 August 2012 Sana earned his first start for AFC Ajax and immediately paid back the support from the manager by scoring his first two Eredivisie goals, and earning himself the Man of the Match award.[1]

Malmö FF[edit]

Swedish champions Malmö FF announced on 14 January 2015 that they had signed Sana on a four year contract.[2]

International career[edit]

Having been eligible to represent either Burkina Faso or Sweden on international level, Sana chose to represent Sweden, his country of birth, receiving his first call up on 2 October 2012 to play in the World Cup qualifying matches against Faroe Islands and Germany. Not making an appearance against the Faroe Islands, he made his debut for Sweden on 16 October 2012 in the match against Germany, which ended in a 4–4 tie. His second appearance for Sweden came in the friendly match against England on 14 November 2012, which ended in a 4–2 win for Sweden.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Tobias Sana playing for IFK Göteborg in 2009.

Club[edit]

As of 29 April 2015.[4][5][6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Qviding FIF 2007 6 0 0 0 6 0
2008 22 2 0 0 22 2
2009 7 1 0 0 7 1
Total 35 3 0 0 0 0 35 3
IFK Göteborg 2009 5 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
2010 11 1 2 0 0 0 13 1
2011 26 0 3 0 29 0
2012 11 2 0 0 11 2
Total 53 3 8 0 0 0 61 3
Ajax 2012–13 13 4 1 1 5 0 19 5
2013–14 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 17 4 1 1 5 0 23 5
Jong Ajax 2013–14 26 3 26 3
Total 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
Ajax 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malmö FF 2015 6 0 3 1 0 0 9 1
Total 6 0 3 1 0 0 9 1
Career total 137 13 12 2 5 0 154 15

International[edit]

As of 14 November 2012.[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2012 2 0
Total 2 0

Personal life[edit]

Sana was born in Sweden, his father is from Burkina Faso, and his mother is from Sweden. Sana holds dual citizenship, but plays for the Swedish national team. Burkina Faso expressed interest in adding the young footballer to their national squad, however Sana expressed his desire to play for the Swedish national team, being the country of his birth.[1] His younger brother Muba is also a footballer and plays for BK Häcken since 2012.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NEC 1–6 Ajax". soccerway. 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Välkommen till MFF, Tobias Sana". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tobias Sana, Sweden's raw diamond". Eurosport. 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tobias Sana". ESPN. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tobias Sana". Voetbal International. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Tobias Sana". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Enfin, dans la famille Sana en Suède, il n’y a pas que Tobias qui joue. Le demi-frère du joueur de l’Ajax, celui-là totalement " Noir " Muba Sana, évolue avec les U-17 de BK Hacken en Suède.". LeFaso.net. 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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