Philippe Sandler

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Philippe Sandler
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 34
Youth career
Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 PEC Zwolle 30 (0)
2018– Manchester City 0 (0)
National team
Netherlands U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:55, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Philippe Sandler (born 10 February 1997) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City, as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Sandler began his senior career with PEC Zwolle in the 2016–17 season,[1] having previously played youth football for Ajax.[2]

In January 2018 it was announced that Sandler would leave PEC Zwolle to join English club Manchester City in the summer of 2018, for a transfer fee reported to be between €2.5 and 3 million.[2] The transfer went through on 31 July 2018.[3] Sandler requested the number 34 shirt in tribute to former Ajax teammate Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed and suffered brain damage, ending his career.[4]

Sandler made his City debut on 6 January 2019, coming on as a substitute in a 7-0 win over Rotherham United in the FA Cup.[5]

International career[edit]

Sandler has represented the Netherlands at under-20 level.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 January 2019
Club Season League League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PEC Zwolle 2016–17[1] Eredivisie 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2017–18[1] 23 0 3 1 0 0 26 1
Total 30 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 33 1
Manchester City 2018–19[5] Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 30 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 35 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Philippe Sandler at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sandler met halfjaar vertraging speler van Manchester City" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Philippe Sandler: Manchester City sign Dutch defender from PEC Zwolle". BBC Sport. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. ^ Ciaran Varley (8 January 2019). "The touching reason players are wearing the number 34". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Philippe Sandler in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2019.