William Saliba

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William Saliba
Personal information
Full name William Alain André Gabriel Saliba[1]
Date of birth (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Bondy, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Saint-Étienne
Number 4
Youth career
2008–2014 AS Bondy
2014–2016 FC Montfermeil
2016–2018 Saint-Étienne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Saint-Étienne II 3 (0)
2018– Saint-Étienne 16 (0)
National team
2017 France U16 7 (1)
2017–2018 France U17 6 (2)
2018 France U18 5 (1)
2018– France U19 3 (0)
2019– France U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:37, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 March 2019

William Alain André Gabriel Saliba (born 24 March 2001) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne.

Club career[edit]

Saliba began playing football at the age of 6, coached by the father of Kylian Mbappe. He moved to Saint-Étienne in 2016.[2] He signed his first contract at the age of 17, on 30 May 2018.[3] Saliba made his professional debut with Saint-Étienne in a 3–2 Ligue 1 win over Toulouse on 25 September 2018.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Born in France, Saliba is of Cameroonian descent.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ Faure, Anthony; Detout, Arnaud (27 September 2018). "Ligue 1 : William Saliba, un Bondynois sur les traces de Mbappé". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ @ASSEofficiel. "William Saliba passe professionnel".
  4. ^ "Toulouse FC - AS Saint-Etienne (2-3) - Saison 2018/2019 - Ligue 1 Conforama". www.lfp.fr.
  5. ^ Bessala, Daniel. "William Saliba : La grande muraille des Verts".

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