Dayot Upamecano

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Dayot Upamecano
ÖFB-Cup Halbfinale FC RB Salzburg gegen FK Austria Wien 04.JPG
Upamecano with Red Bull Salzburg in 2016
Personal information
Full name Dayotchanculle Oswald Upamecano[1]
Date of birth (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Évreux, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position 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 FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Liefering 16 (0)
2016–2017 Red Bull Salzburg 17 (0)
2017– RB Leipzig 62 (3)
National team
2014 France U16 3 (0)
2014–2015 France U17 12 (0)
2015–2016 France U18 10 (1)
2016–2017 France U19 6 (0)
2018– France U21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019

Dayotchanculle Oswald Upamecano (born 27 October 1998) is a French professional footballer who currently plays as a central defender for RB Leipzig.

Club career[edit]

Upamecano is a product of the youth team of Valenciennes FC. 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.[2] He was an unused substitute in Red Bull's UEFA Champions League game against Malmö FF on 29 July 2015.[3] He made his professional debut for Red Bull's farm team, FC Liefering, two days later, in a 2–1 league win against St. Pölten.[4]

On 13 January 2017, Upamecano joined RB Leipzig on four-and-a-half year deal, for a reported €10 million fee.[5] On 2 July 2018, he was shortlisted for the 2018 Golden Boy award.

International career[edit]

Born in France, Upamecano is of Bissau-Guinean descent.[6] He played for the France under-16 team that finished third in the 2014 Aegean Cup.[7] He played in three of his country's four games and was named the competition's best defender.[8][9] He subsequently moved up to the France under-17 squad, making his debut in a European Championship qualifier against Cyprus on 27 October 2014.[8] 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.[10][11] He made his debut for France under-18 in a 0–0 friendly draw with United States under-18 on 4 September 2015.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2018[13]
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 Österreichische Erste Liga 16 0 16 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2015–16 Österreichische Fußball-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 0 0 23 0
RB Leipzig 2016–17 Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 12 0
2017–18 24 0 2 0 11[b] 0 37 0
Total 36 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 49 0
Career total 69 0 3 0 16 0 0 0 88 0
  1. ^ One appearance in the Champions League and four appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ Five appearances in the Champions League and six appearances in the Europa League

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

France

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dayotchanculle Oswald Upamecano". Bundesliga. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Manchester United target Dayot Upamecano signs for FC Red Bull Salzburg". International Business Times. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg 2 – 0 Malmö FF". Eurosport. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  4. ^ "FC Liefering gewinnt zu neunt gegen St. Pölten" (in German). FC Red Bull Salzburg. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  5. ^ "RB Leipzig sign Dayot Upamecano from Red Bull Salzburg". Goal.com. 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Dayot Upamecano, l'autre Français de Leipzig". leprogres.fr. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Dayot Upamecano: Who is the Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal target?". Sky Sports. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Dayot Upamecano" (in French). French Football Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  9. ^ "USA win 2014 Mercedes-Benz Aegean Cup". Turkish Football Federation. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Dayot Upamecano". UEFA. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  12. ^ "France – Etats-Unis" (in French). French Football Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Dayot Upamecano Socceway Profile". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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