Saidy Janko

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Saidy Janko
Personal information
Full name Saidy Janko[1]
Date of birth (1995-10-22) 22 October 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Zürich, Switzerland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Right winger
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
(on loan from Porto)
Number 21
Youth career
2011–2013 FC Zürich
2013–2014 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Manchester United 0 (0)
2015Bolton Wanderers (loan) 10 (1)
2015–2017 Celtic 12 (0)
2016–2017Barnsley (loan) 14 (1)
2017–2018 Saint-Étienne 21 (0)
2018– Porto 0 (0)
2018–Nottingham Forest (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Switzerland U18 6 (0)
2013–2014 Switzerland U19 7 (1)
2014–2016 Switzerland U20 3 (0)
2014–2015 Switzerland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:26, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:37, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Saidy Janko (born 22 October 1995) is a Swiss footballer who is currently on loan to English club Nottingham Forest from FC Porto.

Although Janko is primarily recognised as a right-back, he is equally capable of playing on the right wing. Born in Zürich to a Gambian father and a Swiss/Italian mother, Janko began his career with FC Zürich before signing for Manchester United in 2013.[3] After a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers, Janko moved to Scottish club Celtic in 2015. He spent the 2016–17 season on loan to Barnsley before moving to Saint-Étienne permanently in July 2017. He has played international football for Switzerland up to under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Janko joined Manchester United from FC Zürich on summer transfer deadline day in 2013.[4] He was one of only three signings made by David Moyes during the 2013 summer transfer window. In his first season, he was voted the Reserve Player of the Year.[5] On 26 August 2014, he made his first-team debut in a League Cup match against Milton Keynes Dons, playing the first half before being substituted for fellow debutant Andreas Pereira as United lost 4–0.[6]

On 2 February 2015, transfer deadline day, Janko joined Championship club Bolton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the season, with Andy Kellett going in the opposite direction for the same period.[7] He made his debut for the club on 10 February, starting in a 3–1 league win over Fulham at the Macron Stadium. He crossed to assist Eiður Guðjohnsen's equaliser before half time, before scoring himself in the 80th minute from 25 yards out.[8]

Celtic[edit]

On 1 July 2015, Celtic announced that they had signed Janko on a four-year contract.[9] He made his debut nine days later, coming on as a substitute for Gary Mackay-Steven 75 minutes into Celtic's 1–0 win over Real Sociedad in a pre-season friendly at St. Mirren Park.[10] Janko made his competitive debut on 1 August, coming on as a second-half substitute during Celtic's 2–0 win over Ross County in the opening league match of the Scottish Premiership season.[11][12]

On 31 August 2016, Janko joined Championship club Barnsley on a one-year loan deal.[13] He scored on his debut in a 4–0 away win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 13 September.[14]

Saint-Étienne / Porto[edit]

On 7 July 2017, Janko left Celtic for French Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne, signing a four-year contract.[15]

Janko moved to Portuguese club FC Porto on a five-year contract on 17 June 2018.[16] He returned to the Championship on 31 August that year, joining Nottingham Forest on loan for the 2018-19 season.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2014–15[18] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bolton Wanderers (loan) 2014–15[18] Championship 10 1 0 0 10 1
Celtic 2015–16[19] Scottish Premiership 10 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 13 0
2016–17[20] 2 0 0 0 1 0 4[b] 0 7 0
Total 12 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 20 0
Barnsley (loan) 2016–17[20] Championship 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Saint-Étienne[21] 2017–18 Ligue 1 21 0 0 0 1 0 22 0
Career total 57 2 0 0 4 0 6 0 67 2
  1. ^ One appearance in the Champions League and one in the Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in the Champions League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 3 September 2014. p. 27.
  2. ^ "Saidy JANKO". Ligue1.com. Ligue 1. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ Lynch, David (19 November 2013). "In focus: United starlet Saidy Janko". Manchester Evening News. MEN Media. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Saidy Janko joins before deadline". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 3 September 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  5. ^ Froggatt, Mark (8 May 2014). "Janko earns Reserves gong". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  6. ^ Osborne, Chris (26 August 2014). "MK Dons 4-0 Man Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Saidy Janko loaned from Man United, Andy Kellett goes other way". bwfc.co.uk. Bolton Wanderers FC. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Bolton 3-1 Fulham". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 10 February 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Saidy Janko: Celtic secure signing of Man Utd defender". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  10. ^ McKay, Kenny (10 July 2015). "Celtic pass La Real test with flying colours". Celtic FC. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Games Involving Janko, Saidy In Season 2015/2016". FitbaStats. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  12. ^ Lindsay, Clive (1 August 2015). "Celtic 2 - 0 Ross County". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Tykes complete loan capture of Celtic winger Saidy Janko". itv.com. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Wolves 0-4 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Saidy Janko leaves Celtic for St Etienne". BBC Sport. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Saidy Janko assina por cinco épocas pelo FC Porto" [Saidy Janko signs for five seasons for Porto]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 17 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Janko arrives on loan". Nottingham Forest F.C. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Saidy Janko in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Saidy Janko in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Saidy Janko in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  21. ^ "S. Janko". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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