Ismaïla Sarr

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Ismaïla Sarr
Personal information
Full name Ismaïla Sarr
Date of birth (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Saint-Louis, Senegal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Rennes
Number 7
Youth career
2009–2016 Génération Foot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Metz 31 (5)
2017– Rennes 49 (10)
National team
2015 Senegal U23 3 (0)
2017– Senegal 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Ismaïla Sarr (born 25 February 1998) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as winger for French club Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 and Senegal national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Saint-Louis, Senegal, Sarr started his football career with Senegalese football club Génération Foot.[2]

FC Metz[edit]

On 13 July 2016, Sarr signed his first professional contract with FC Metz for five years.[3] He made his league debut on 13 August 2016 against Lille OSC at Stade Saint-Symphorien, the FC Metz's home ground, which Metz won by 3–2. In this match, he played 20 minutes, after he was substituted for Florent Mollet.[4] On 11 September 2016, Sarr played a league game against FC Nantes as a starter and he played a whole game and he was shown a yellow card.[5][6]

Stade Rennais[edit]

On 26 July 2017, Sarr signed a four-year contract with Ligue 1 side Rennes. The transfer fee paid to Metz was reported as €17 or 20 million, depending on the source.[7][8] He picked the transfer to Rennes over a move to FC Barcelona.[9]

On 13 December 2018, Sarr scored twice in the second half (including a penalty), as Rennes clinched their place in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League knockout phase with a (Group K, Matchday 6) 2-0 home win over FC Astana.[10]

International career[edit]

Sarr has represented his country at Senegal national under-23 football team. In 2015, he played in 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.[11] At that time, his age was only 17. He contributed that Senegal finished the competition in a fourth place, playing 3 games.

He played for the first time with Senegal national football team for a match against Namibia in September 2016 in Dakar (2–0) for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, for which Senegal is already qualified. As a symbol, it comes into play in the 67th minute in place of the former resident of Génération Foot and Metz, Sadio Mané.[12] On 8 January 2017, Sarr scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Libya national football team in Stade Municipal de Kintélé, Brazzaville.

In May 2018, he was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 7 March 2019[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup2 Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metz 2016–17 31 5 0 0 2 0 33 5
Rennes 2017–18 24 5 1 0 2 0 27 5
2018–19 25 5 3 1 1 0 8[a] 4 37 10
Total 49 10 4 1 3 0 8 4 0 0 64 15
Career total 80 15 4 1 5 0 8 4 0 0 97 20

1 Includes Coupe de France matches.
2 Includes Coupe de la Ligue matches.

  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 16 October 2018[15]
National team Year Apps Goals
Senegal 2016 1 0
2017 9 2
2018 10 1
Total 20 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[15]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 January 2017 Stade Municipal de Kintélé, Brazzaville, Congo  Libya 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 5 September 2017 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso 1–1 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 8 June 2018 Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia  Croatia 1–0 1–2 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.staderennais.com/fiche/ismaila-sarr
  2. ^ "Football : Ismaïla Sarr". footballdatebase.eu. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ismaïla Sarr s'engage pour 5 ans !" [Ismaïla Sarr has signed for five seasons.] (in French). fcmetz.com. 13 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Metz vs. Lille - 13 August 2016 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Nantes vs. Metz - 11 September 2016 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Ismaila Sarr". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Transferts : Ismaïla Sarr s'engage officiellement avec Rennes". L'Équipe (in French). 26 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  8. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (27 July 2017). "Senegal's Ismaila Sarr 'rejects Barcelona' for Rennes move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Senegal's Ismaila Sarr 'rejects Barcelona' for Rennes move". BBC Sport. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Rennes beat Astana to go through, Bordeaux out". www.ligue1.com. 13 December 2018.
  11. ^ "CAF - Competitions - U-23 Africa Cup of Nations - Team Details - Player Details - Ismaïla Sarr". cafonline.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Sénégal : première convocation pour le jeune attaquant de Metz Ismaïla Sarr". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. ^ Ismaïla Sarr at Soccerway
  15. ^ a b "Sarr, Ismaïla". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 May 2017.

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