Sana with Sweden in 2012
|Full name||Tobias Tigjani Sana|
|Date of birth||11 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|–2007||Västra Frölunda IF|
|2009||→ Qviding FIF (loan)||7||(1)|
|2013–2014||→ Jong Ajax||26||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2015
Sana began his professional football career in 2007–2008, playing for Qviding FIF, having spent his youth years playing for Marieholms BoIK, followed by Västra Frölunda IF, from where he was recruited to play for Qviding FIF in the Swedish Division 1 Södra and Superettan, the third and second tier of Swedish professional football. He made 28 appearances in two years, in the regular season for the club from Gothenburg, scoring twice.
In 2009 Sana signed with IFK Göteborg making his debut in the Allsvenskan league, the top tier in Swedish football. A special clause in his contract allowed for him to return to his former club on a loan basis in 2009, before fully committing himself to IFK Göteborg. During the first half of the 2012 season Sana was a first team regular and rated among many as one of the team's best players. Despite that, the team had a disappointing season and Sana only scored two goals and made no assists.
On 1 August 2012 Sana signed a 3-year deal with Dutch giants AFC Ajax. IFK Göteborg received 350,000 euro for the right-winger. On 19 August 2012 Sana earned his first start for AFC Ajax and immediately paid back the support from the manager by scoring his first two Eredivisie goals, and earning himself the Man of the Match award.
On July 8, 2017, he signed a three-year contract with AGF, who play in the Danish Superliga.
Having been eligible to represent either Burkina Faso or Sweden on international level, Sana chose to represent Sweden, his country of birth, receiving his first call up on 2 October 2012 to play in the World Cup qualifying matches against Faroe Islands and Germany. Not making an appearance against the Faroe Islands, he made his debut for Sweden on 16 October 2012 in the match against Germany, which ended in a 4–4 tie. His second appearance for Sweden came in the friendly match against England on 14 November 2012, which ended in a 4–2 win for Sweden.
- As of 14 November 2012.
Sana was born in Sweden, his father is from Burkina Faso, and his mother is from Sweden. Sana holds dual citizenship, but plays for the Swedish national team. Burkina Faso expressed interest in adding the young footballer to their national squad, however Sana expressed his desire to play for the Swedish national team, being the country of his birth. His younger brother Muba is also a footballer and plays for BK Häcken since 2012.
- Malmö FF
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- "Enfin, dans la famille Sana en Suède, il n'y a pas que Tobias qui joue. Le demi-frère du joueur de l'Ajax, celui-là totalement " Noir " Muba Sana, évolue avec les U-17 de BK Hacken en Suède". LeFaso.net. 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- "Tobias Sana - Career Honours". Soccerway.