Jadon Sancho

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Jadon Sancho
FC Salzburg gegen Manchester City FC (U19 8. Februar 2017) 09 (cropped).jpg
Sancho with Manchester City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Jadon Malik Sancho[1]
Date of birth (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 18)[2]
Place of birth Camberwell, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Playing position Winger[4]
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 7
Youth career
2007–2015 Watford
2015–2017 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Borussia Dortmund II 3 (0)
2017– Borussia Dortmund 30 (7)
National team
2015–2016 England U16 11 (7)
2016–2017 England U17 18 (14)
2017–2018 England U19 5 (2)
2018– England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:56, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:52, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Jadon Malik Sancho (born 25 March 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the England national team.

Sancho was previously a youth player with Watford and Manchester City and signed for his first senior contract with Dortmund in 2017. In his second season, he established himself as a first team regular and won the Bundesliga Player of the Month for October 2018. Sancho was part of the England youth team that won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup and made his debut for the senior team in 2018.

Early life[edit]

Sancho was born in Camberwell, London[5] to parents from Trinidad and Tobago.[6][7][8] He was raised in Kennington.[7][9][10] He became friends with fellow aspiring footballer Reiss Nelson, who lived nearby, after they played together in youth tournaments.[11]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sancho joined Watford at the age of seven.[9] Due to issues with commuting across London to the club's academy, he moved into accommodation provided by Watford and began attending their partner school Harefield Academy as a boarder, aged 11.[7][9] At the age of 14, he moved to Manchester City in March 2015 for an initial fee of £66,000 under the EPPP, potentially rising to £500,000 with add ons.[12][13] Sancho continued to impress in the Manchester City academy and was one of a trio of players that the Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, said would be fast tracked into the senior set up in May 2017.[14][15] In July 2017, Sancho was omitted from Manchester City's pre-season tour squad due to a dispute over assurances of playing time in a new contract.[16][17][18] It was subsequently reported that Sancho was attempting to force a move away from the club.[19][20]

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

Sancho signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on 31 August 2017 for a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million and was immediately included in the first-team squad.[21][22][23] He later stated that he felt confident in making the move abroad due to his previous experiences in relocating with Watford and Manchester City.[9][7] Sancho made his debut for the club against Eintracht Frankfurt on 21 October, coming on as a substitute with six minutes left of the match, becoming the first Englishman to play a Bundesliga match for Dortmund.[24] Sancho made his first league start for Dortmund on 14 January 2018, hitting the woodwork in a goalless draw with VfL Wolfsburg.[25] He scored his first professional goal on 21 April 2018. It was the first goal in a 4–0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and he also assisted two other goals in the same match.[26]

Having signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2022,[27] Sancho enjoyed a successful October 2018 by being named Bundesliga Player of the Month, registering three goals and an assist in just three league games.[28]

International career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Sancho has been capped by England youth teams, at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.[citation needed]

In May 2017, Sancho was part of the England under-17 team that reached the final of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, and was named player of the tournament for his performances.[29] In September 2017, Sancho was named in England's squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup but the player's new German club resisted the call up.[30] The two parties eventually reached an agreement where he would be available for the group stages of the competition but his participation was not guaranteed if England progressed to the knock out rounds.[31] On 8 October 2017, he scored twice in England U17's first match, against Chile.[32] On 16 October, the eve of England's round of 16 tie against Japan, he was withdrawn from the competition by Borussia Dortmund.[33][9][7]

On 2 November 2017, Sancho was called up to the England U19 squad for the first time, joining them for 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification matches against the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Group 8's host-nation team Bulgaria.[34] He made his first start at U19 level in the 6–0 victory against the Faroes, lasting seventy minutes before being substituted for Ben Brereton;[35] He replaced Brereton on the 66th minute in the win over Iceland, which secured progression to the elite round.[36] He scored the only goal of the match against Bulgaria to help England top their group.[37] Coming on as a substitute for Brereton, Sancho scored the last of the goals in England's 4–1 win over Hungary in the first match of the elite round on 21 March 2018.[38]

Senior career[edit]

Following an impressive start to the 2018–19 season, Sancho was called up to the England senior squad for the first time on 4 October 2018 in preparation for UEFA Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain.[39] He made his debut as a 78th-minute substitute against Croatia on 12 October in a 0–0 away draw.[40][7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 December 2018[41]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Dortmund II 2017–18 Regionalliga West 3 0 3 0
Borussia Dortmund 2017–18 Bundesliga 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
2018–19 Bundesliga 17 6 2 0 5[b] 1 24 7
Total 29 7 2 0 5 1 36 8
Career total 32 7 2 0 0 0 5 1 39 8
  1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 18 November 2018[42]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2018 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

England U17

Individual

References[edit]

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  10. ^ Aarons, Ed (12 October 2018). "Why future England squads will have heavy south London accent". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Reiss Nelson and Jadon Sancho: England's 18-year-old best friends causing havoc in the Bundesliga". Bundesliga. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
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  37. ^ "Jadon Sancho's first-half goal seals top spot for England in U19 Euro qualifying". The Football Association. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  38. ^ "Goals from Mason Mount, Reiss Nelson (2) and Jadon Sancho seals Euro victory for U19s". The Football Association. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  39. ^ "James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount named in England squad". BBC Sport. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  40. ^ McNulty, Phil (12 October 2018). "Croatia 0–0 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
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External links[edit]

  • Profile at the Borussia Dortmund website
  • Profile at the Football Association website