Dayot Upamecano

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Dayot Upamecano
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Upamecano with RB Leipzig in 2020
Personal information
Full name Dayotchanculle Oswald Upamecano[1]
Date of birth (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Évreux, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2007 Vaillante S. Angers
2008–2009 FC De Prey
2009–2013 Évreux
2013–2015 Valenciennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Liefering 16 (0)
2016–2017 Red Bull Salzburg 17 (0)
2017– RB Leipzig 102 (4)
National team
2014 France U16 3 (1)
2014–2015 France U17 12 (0)
2015–2016 France U18 10 (1)
2016–2017 France U19 6 (0)
2018– France U21 15 (0)
2020– France 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:21, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Dayotchanculle Oswald Upamecano (born 27 October 1998) is a French professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the France national team. He will join fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich on 1 July 2021.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Évreux, Upamecano joined the youth team of Valenciennes in 2013.[2]

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

After attracting the attention of a number of major European clubs, including Manchester United, he joined Red Bull Salzburg in July 2015 for a reported fee of €2.2 million.[3] He was an unused substitute in Red Bull's UEFA Champions League game against Malmö FF on 29 July 2015.[4] He made his professional debut for Red Bull's farm team, Liefering, two days later, in a 2–1 league win against St. Pölten.[5] On 19 March 2016, he made his league debut with Red Bull Salzburg in a 2–1 win over SV Mattersburg.[6]

In the first half of the 2016–17 season, Upamecano earned a regular place with the first team in both league and Europa League matches.[7]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 13 January 2017, Upamecano joined RB Leipzig on a ​4 12-year deal, for a reported €10 million fee.[8] On 4 February 2017, he made his Bundesliga debut under coach Ralph Hasenhüttl in a 1–0 defeat against Borussia Dortmund.[2] On 13 September 2017, he made his Champions League debut in a 1–1 draw against Monaco.[9] On 9 February 2018, he scored his first goal in a 2–0 win over Augsburg.[10] On 2 July 2018, he was shortlisted for the 2018 Golden Boy award.[11]

On 31 July 2020, Upamecano signed a new deal until 2023.[12] In the 2019–20 season, he reached with RB Leipzig the Champions League semi-finals under coach Julian Nagelsmann.[13]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 14 February 2021, Bayern Munich announced an agreement for the signing of Upamecano on a five-year deal, to be effective as of 1 July 2021.[14] The club reportedly met his release clause from Leipzig, set at €42.5 million.[15][16]

International career[edit]

Born in France, Upamecano is of Bissau-Guinean descent.[17] He played for the France under-16 team that finished third in the 2014 Aegean Cup.[18] He played in three of his country's four games and was named the competition's best defender.[19][20] He subsequently moved up to the France under-17 squad, making his debut in a European Championship qualifier against Cyprus on 27 October 2014.[19] France won the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, with Upamecano playing in all six of his country's matches and being named in the team of the tournament.[21][22] He made his debut for France under-18 in a 0–0 friendly draw with United States under-18 on 4 September 2015.[23] He is eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau and for France.

Upamecano made his debut for the France national football team, on 5 September 2020, starting in a UEFA Nations League group-stage match against Sweden.[24] Three days later on 8 September, he scored his first international goal in a 4–2 win against Croatia.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 16 February 2021.[26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liefering 2015–16 Austrian First League 16 0 16 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2015–16 Austrian Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016–17 15 0 1 0 5[a] 0 21 0
Total 17 0 1 0 5 0 23 0
RB Leipzig 2016–17 Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 12 0
2017–18 28 3 2 0 11[b] 0 41 3
2018–19 15 0 3 0 4[c] 0 22 0
2019–20 28 0 2 0 8[d] 0 38 0
2020–21 19 1 2 0 6[d] 0 27 1
Total 102 4 9 0 29 0 140 4
Career total 136 4 10 0 34 0 0 0 179 4
  1. ^ One appearance in the UEFA Champions League, four appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Five appearances in the UEFA Champions League, six appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in the UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in the UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 7 October 2020[26]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2020 3 1
Total 3 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the France's goal tally first. Score column indicates score after each Upamecano goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 September 2020 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 2  Croatia 3–2 4–2 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

France

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dayotchanculle Oswald Upamecano". Bundesliga. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Dayot Upamecano: The RB Leipzig defender with the world at his assured feet". Bundesliga. 2018.
  3. ^ "Manchester United target Dayot Upamecano signs for FC Red Bull Salzburg". International Business Times. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg 2 – 0 Malmö FF". Eurosport. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  5. ^ "FC Liefering gewinnt zu neunt gegen St. Pölten" (in German). FC Red Bull Salzburg. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Salzburg 2–1 Mattersburg". Soccerway. 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Europas Wunderkinder: Dayot Upamecano". UEFA (in German). 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ "RB Leipzig sign Dayot Upamecano from Red Bull Salzburg". Goal.com. 13 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Leipzig 1–1 Monaco". UEFA. 2018.
  10. ^ "Verdienter Erfolg von RB gegen Augsburg". Sky Sport (in German). 10 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Pulisic, Upamecano and more: Meet the Bundesliga's 5 Golden Boy nominations for 2018". Bundesliga. 2018.
  12. ^ "Arsenal dealt major blow as transfer target signs new RB Leipzig contract". talksport.com. 31 July 2020.
  13. ^ "RB Leipzig 0-3 Paris Saint-Germain UEFA Champions League semi-final: as it happened!". Bundesliga. 2020.
  14. ^ "FC Bayern sign Dayot Upamecano". FC Bayern Munich. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Upamecano's €42.5m release clause confirmed with Bayern target to choose between Bundesliga and Premier League". Goal.com. 31 January 2021. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  16. ^ "Bayern Munich confirm Dayot Upamecano signing". ESPN. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Dayot Upamecano, l'autre Français de Leipzig". leprogres.fr. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Dayot Upamecano: Who is the Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal target?". Sky Sports. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  19. ^ a b "Dayot Upamecano" (in French). French Football Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  20. ^ "USA win 2014 Mercedes-Benz Aegean Cup". Turkish Football Federation. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Dayot Upamecano". UEFA. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  23. ^ "France – Etats-Unis" (in French). French Football Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  24. ^ UEFA.com. "Sweden-France | Line-ups | UEFA Nations League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  25. ^ "France 4-2 Croatia: Les Bleus win replay of 2018 World Cup final". Yahoo! Sports. 8 September 2020.
  26. ^ a b "Dayot Upamecano Socceway Profile". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  27. ^ "Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  28. ^ "UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season". UEFA.com. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  29. ^ "ESM reveal Team of the Year for 2019/20". Marca.com. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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