Moussa Wagué

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Moussa Wagué
Moussa Wagué (cropped).jpg
Wagué playing for Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Bignona, Senegal[1]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona B
Youth career
2014–2016 Aspire Academy
2016–2017 Eupen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Eupen 40 (1)
2018– Barcelona B 10 (1)
National team
2015 Senegal U20 7 (0)
2017– Senegal 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2018

Moussa Wagué (born 4 October 1998) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a right back for Spanish club FC Barcelona B.

Club career[edit]

Wagué joined Eupen from the Aspire Academy in November 2016.[3] He made his professional debut in a 1–0 loss to Genk on 21 January 2017.[4]

In August 2018, Wagué completed a transfer from Eupen to FC Barcelona, for a fee of €5 Million. He initially joined Barcelona's B Team to begin the 2018-2019 Season. [5] On 13 January 2019, Wagué scored his first goal for Barcelona B in a 2-0 win at the Miniestadi against CD Alcoyano. [6]

International career[edit]

Wagué was part of the Senegal U20s that came in 4th place at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[7] Wagué made his senior international debut in a friendly 1–1 tie with Nigeria on 23 March 2017.[8][9]

In May 2018 he was named in Senegal's 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[10] He became the youngest African goalscorer in World Cup history in the match against Japan.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 28 June 2018[12]
Senegal
Year Apps Goals
2017 6 0
2018 6 1
Total 12 1

International goal[edit]

As of match played 24 June 2018. Senegal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Wagué goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 June 2018 Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Russia  Japan
2–1
2–2
2018 FIFA World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ GALSENFOOT. "MOUSSA WAGUÉ NE VEUT PAS SE PROJETER PLUS LOIN QUE LA CAN U 23Galsenfoot". galsenfoot.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Moussa Wague quitte l'Aspire Academy vers la KAS Eupen". AS Eupen (in French). 20 October 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "BELGIQUE, Ligue Jupiler AS Eupen-Racing Genk: 0 – 1 – Football". Maxifoot. Advimedia. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Teenager Moussa Wague Joins Barcelona After Impressive World Cup". Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Barça B 2-0 CD Alcoyano: First win of the year". FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona. 13 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Tournois FIFA Joueurs & Entraîneurs – Moussa WAGUE". FIFA.com (in French). Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Nigeria v Senegal". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 March 2017.
  9. ^ La Rédaction (23 March 2007). "Amical : Nigeria et Sénégal se quittent bons amis". Afrik Foot. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - final 23-man lists". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Wague And Honda Make History With World Cup Goals". BeIN Sports. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Moussa Wagué". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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