Bukayo Saka

Birth Day September 5th, 2001
Birth Place Ealing
Age 20 Years Old

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Bukayo Saka Biography

An English professional footballer Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka is better known as Bukayo Saka who plays as a left midfielder, left-back, or right winger for Premier League club Arsenal (current team) and the England national team. He has represented England in the under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels. He began playing soccer professionally when he was 17 years old as he scored the winning goal in a match against France in 2018. Apart from being the youngest player in the two squads, his skills and abilities as a midfielder have made him a darling to millions of football fans worldwide. Moreover, the 19-year-old scored one and assisted another as Arsenal made it five wins from six in the Premier League, moving them into the top half for the first time since mid-November. Scroll down to read Saka's Full Biography, Interesting Facts, Net Worth, Personal Life, Family, Wiki, Age, Career Stats, Injury, Transfer History, & more.

Famous For

  • Being an English professional footballer.
  • For playing left-back for the Arsenal FC.

Bukayo Saka, a professional footballer for Arsenal

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Bukayo Saka Early Life 

On 5th September 2001, Bukayo Saka opened his eyes for the first with the real name or full name of Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka in Ealing, England (hometown/birthplace). Bukayo holds a British nationality and he belongs to African-European ethnicity / ethnic background. Saka is of Nigerian descent, both of his parents immigrated to London for work from Nigeria. Likewise, he is from the Christianity religion and his race is black. He happily celebrates his birthday on the 5th September of every year and he has celebrated his 19th birthday as of 2020. Thus, his present age is 19. His zodiac sign is Virgo as per his birthdate. As per his education, he attended Edward Betham CofE Primary School before Greenford High School. Saka's journey to professional football is full of sacrifices from his parents. While the player is a product of the prestigious Arsenal Academy, his parents had to sacrifice for him to get a chance in the academy. He is self-motivated, both in training and during matches. In one of his interviews, Saka stated the importance of his father in his footballing career, "He's a massive inspiration for me. From when I was young, he always kept me grounded, kept me humble."

Bukayo Saka Career

  • Bukayo Saka kicks off his football career with Arsenal's Hale End academy as he was given a professional contract by Arsenal and promoted to the under-23 side after he turned 17 years old however, he made his senior competitive debut for Arsenal in their Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava on 29th November 2018.
  • He then made his first full home debut for Arsenal in their Europa League match against Qarabag on 13th December 2018 as well as he made his debut in the Premier League in a 4-1 win against Fulham after coming on for Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minute on 1st January 2019.
  • He scored his first senior goal on 19th September and was rewarded for his efforts in Germany with his first Premier League start, in a 3-2 home win over Aston Villa. 
  • Later, he began to establish himself as a regular in the Arsenal first team at left-back and he scored the opening goal in Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory at Bournemouth after finishing a 22-pass move on 27th January 2020.
  • Then, he set up Alexandre Lacazette for his ninth assist of the season in a 1-0 win at Olympiacos in the UEFA Europa League and also hit double figures for assists that season after crossing in for Nketiah in a thrilling 3-2 home win against Everton.
  • After that, he signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 1st July 2020 as he scored his first Premier League goal for the club against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with a half volley beating goalkeeper Rui Patricio, in a 2-0 win. 
  • He was also an unused substitute as Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win their 14th FA Cup whereas he scored his third Premier League goal on his 40th appearance in a 3-1 win over Chelsea on 26th December 2020.
  • Furthermore, Saka has scored one and assisted another as Arsenal made it five wins from six in the Premier League, moving them into the top half for the first time since mid-November. He has scored four goals and registered two assists in that run, and Arteta says the youngster shows leadership qualities beyond his years.
  • Arteta said: "He's really humble, really respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball, to make decisions that are not very usual for his age. We need that leadership and he's gaining that with his attitude and his performances. He's all the time asking to train more to improve in areas that he can do better. That was certainly one, producing the final bit in the box to score or assist. He's doing that much more often".
  • Arteta also told "BT Sport": "He's been very consistent through the season, we play him in different positions and he is adapting well. His finishing, assisting, link-up play is good, it was a really strong performance today."

International career

  • Bukayo Saka has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 level and was included in the England under-17 squad as they hosted the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May 2018.
  • As well, he scored the winner for the England under-18 team in an away game against France in September 2018 and received his first call-up to the England under-19 team in November 2018 as well as he scored on his debut at that age level in a qualifier against Moldova.
  • Also, he made his debut for England U21s during a 6-0 victory away to Kosovo on 4th September 2020 however, he was called up to the England senior squad for the first time on 1st October 2020 and made his international debut as one of the starters in a 3-0 victory over Wales
  • He is now tied to England internationally and can no longer represent Nigeria having played competitive internationals in the UEFA Nations League for England.

Bukayo Saka Awards, Honors, and Achievements

Arsenal

  • FA Cup: 2019-2020
  • FA Community Shield: 2020
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2018-2019

Bukayo Saka Heading The Ball Against The Opponent

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Bukayo Saka Personal Life 

Reflecting on Bukayo Saka's personal life, he is an unmarried guy. Though, regarding his relationship status, he is not dating anyone as he is in his teenage. He is at a young age and is more focused on building his life and career. So we can assume that he is currently living a single life and he does not have a girlfriend. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Bukayo Saka Net Worth

Moving towards Bukayo Saka's net worth, he has a worth of around 36 Million Pound as of 2021 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is also in millions of dollars per year. Saka recently signed a 4 year / £2,080,000 contract with the Arsenal F.C., including an annual average salary of £520,000. In 2020, Saka will earn a base salary of £520,000, while carrying a cap hit of £520,000. He's made 37 appearances, scoring four goals and registering 11 assists. Most importantly for Arsenal, Saka has also recently inked a new deal at the Emirates. In July 2018, the left-winger signed a contract with Arsenal that nets him a whopping salary of 500,000 Euro (454,260 Pound) per year, which means he earns 2,479 Euro (2,252 pounds) per day and 103 Euro (94 pounds) per hour. In addition, his major source of income is from his football career.

Bukayo Saka Body Measurement

The height of handsome and versatile footballer, Bukayo Saka is around 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) whereas his body weight is around 65 kg. He has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. He undeniably has the quality that appeals to the opposite sex as his hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. Talking about Saka's body build type, his build is athletic.

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