Eric Bailly

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Full Name Eric Bailly
Age 26 Years Old
Nick Name Bailly
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date April 12th, 1994
Birth Place Bingerville, Ivory Coast

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About Eric Bailly, Footballer

Born with the birth name/real name of Eric Bertrand Bailly, he is an Ivorian professional football player. He is shortly named Eric Bailly. At present, he is playing for the English club, Manchester United and Ivory Coast national team. His playing position is center-back. He began his football career from the Spanish club, Espanyol, and later played for Villarreal before joining United in 2016. He is famous for winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations for Ivory Coast. He made his senior international debut in 2015. for the club, Manchester United, he wears the shirt number of 3. He is also active in social media having over 2.2 million followers on his Instagram account under @ericbailly24. He is nicknamed "The Beast". Most recently, Manchester United are considering sending Eric Bailly out on loan next season, according to reports. The Sun newspaper suggests that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to do without the 26-year-old central defender for another year. He has yet to play more than 38 games in a single season and has not played more than 18 games in each of the last few seasons. United extended Bailly's contract in January, triggering a further two years in order to prevent the player from leaving on a free contract. On 12th April 1994, Eric Bailly was born in Bingerville, Ivory Coast. He holds Ivorian nationality and belongs to African ethnicity. His race is black. As of 2020, he celebrated his 26th birthday. He began playing football at the age of 7 while he was in primary school and later he became the manager of a telephone box in Abidjan, Ivory coast during his teenage years. He then left the job and began to pursue his career in football. Scroll down to get full information regarding his biography, net worth, personal life, wife, children, son, birthday, wiki, height, career, family, parents detail, and more. 

Eric Bailly, centre-back for Manchester United

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Eric Bailly's Football Career 

  • Eric Bailly kick start his football career by joining the Spanish club Espanyol in December 2011 at the small age of 17. 
  • Later, he was found by Espanyol's Emilio Montagut after he participated in a youth tournament in Burkina Faso. 
  • He received a work permit only in October 2012. 
  • He then made his senior debut in the 2013-2014 campaign where he made his senior debut with the club's reserves in Segunda Division B. 
  • On 5th October 2014, Eric made his first-team debut against Real Sociedad in La Liga.
  • After that, Spanish team Villarreal signed him for 5.7 million Euros on 29th January 2015 where he signed a €5.7 million fee, mainly as a replacement to Arsenal-bound Gabriel Paulista and made his debut match for the Yellow Submarine against Eibar in February 2015. 
  • After that, he made his UEFA Europa League debut against Sevilla on 19th March 2015. 
  • He scored his first career goal and only one for the team, to conclude a 4-0 homegroup win over Dinamo Minsk on 22nd October 2015. 
  • English club Manchester United signed him on 8th June 2016 for a four-year contract reportedly worth £30 million with the club and made his United debut in the FA Community Shield against Leicester City in August 2016. 
  • Additionally, he was named man of the match in the same match.
  • Later, he made his Premier League debut against Bournemouth in August 2016. 
  • Moreover, he was voted the club's Player of the Month for August 2016. 
  • Eric suffered a serious knee injury during the 4-0 loss at Chelsea on 23rd October 2016. 
  • He made 11 appearances as the Red Devils won the Europa League, and was named in the Squad of the Season.
  • He scored the first league goal of his club career against Swansea City on 19th August 2017. 
  • Eric suffered an ankle injury on 8th November 2017 due to which he missed 100 days to play and later, he returned on 16th February 2018. 
  • He again suffered a serious knee injury in a pre-season friendly against Tottenham Hotspur in July 2019. He was sidelined for four months. He returned to play on 10th January 2020 in a game with Manchester United's under-23 team against Newcastle United.

Eric Bailly against the oppoennet

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  • He signed a 2-year contract extension with United on 17th January 2020 till 2021-2022 season. 
  • Regarding Eric Bailly's International career, he was included in the 23-man squad for the Ivory Coast team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. It was on the 29th December 2014. 
  • On 11th January 2015, he made his debut against Nigeria in a friendly. 
  • He was also part of the Ivorian team that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. 
  • He also represented Ivory Coast in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. 
  • He scored his debut international goal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Central African Republic on 12th October 2018. 
  • In the month of April 2019, Eric was ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations due to knee injury.
  • Most recently, Manchester United are considering sending Eric Bailly out on loan next season, according to reports.
  • The Sun newspaper suggests that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to do without the 26-year-old central defender for another year. He has yet to play more than 38 games in a single season and has not played more than 18 games in each of the last few seasons.
  • United extended Bailly's contract in January, triggering a further two years in order to prevent the player from leaving on a free contract. 

Awards / Achievements / Honors of Eric Bailly

Individual Honors

  • CAF Team of the Year (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • UEFA Europa League of the Season (2016-17)

Manchester United

  • EFL Cup: 2016-17 
  • FA Community Shield: 2016 
  • UEFA Europa League: 2016-17

Eric Bailly's Wife, Vanessa Troupah

Eric Bailly with his wife and son

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Regarding the marital status of Eric Bailly, he is a married man. He is married to Vanessa Troupah. The couple tied a knot to each other in June 2016. The couple is also the proud parents of a child/kid; a son. At present, the duo is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. He is very loyal and supportive towards his wife. Their bond is getting stronger with the passage of time because of their mutual understanding and love. As of now, the duo is living in Manchester.

Eric Bailly's Net Worth 2020

Eric Bailly is a professional footballer. With his career as a footballer, he has earned a huge amount of money. Recently, Eric signed with Manchester United reportedly for 30 million pounds. As of 2020, the net worth of Eric Bailly is estimated to have 10.5 Million Pound as per sources. His major source of earning is from football career whereas his other income comes from salary, contracts, endorsements, and bonuses. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. At present, he is satisfied with his earnings.