Bukayo Saka is a left midfielder playing his club football for Premier League Club Arsenal and the England National team. Below is an analysis of his profile, professional career, net worth, market value, salary, contract, ranking, FIFA 21 rating, trophies, stats and achievements.
Bukayo Saka Profile
|Player Full Name||Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka|
|Main position of Play||Left Midfield|
|Other position of Play||Right Midfield, Left-back|
|Net Worth 2021||€2 Million/ £1.7 Million/$2.4 Million|
|Market Value 2021||€65 Million/ £55.5 Million/$76.9 Million|
|Height||178cm/ 1.78m/ 5 ft. 8 in|
|Age as at 2021||20 years old|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Date of Birth||September 5, 2001|
|Agent||Elite Project Group Limited|
Professional Career for Bukayo Saka
He was born September 5, 2001 and was named Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka, however he is common known by many as Bukayo Saka. Born of Nigerian descent origin parents, Saka was born and raised in London, England. He went to a primary school known as Edward Betham Church of England Primary School. Thereafter, he joined Greenford High School.
The young Saka began his football career playing at the Greenford Celtic, he changed his club and joined Watford until 2008 at the age of 7 years when Arsenal scouted and signed him for their academy team.
Saka joined Arsenal academy at Hale End from Watford youth team when he was seven years. After ten years he promoted to the under 23 team and he signed a contract with the club. He marked his debut against Vorskla Poltava on November 29, 2018 in Europa League.
Coming as a substitute for Alex Iwobi in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham, Saka set a premier league record as the first player born in 2001 to debut in the Premier League. September 19, 2019, he scored his first goal and registered two assist in 3-0 Europa League win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
2019-20 was the breakthrough season for Saka as he won the FA Cup with Arsenal and established himself as a first team player. The genesis of his breakthrough was the injuries suffered by Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney forcing Arsenal to use him as a left-back.
He scored in the fourth round of FA Cup at Bournemouth and assisted in 2-1 win, his goal was voted by BBC as goal of the fourth round. Also, he scored his first Premier League goal in 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. July 1, 2020 he committed his future with the club by signing a long term contract.
After finishing the 2019-20 season as third position in the Player of the Season, Saka finally won the Player of the Season award in 2020-21 season after impressing in his 32 EPL appearances scoring five goals and providing three assists.
In December 2020, he was voted as the Player of the Month. The subsequent months of January and February 2021, he retained his award as Player of the month. Saka become the second youngest Arsenal player to reach 50 appearances for the club on March 6, 2021 in 1-1 draw against Burnley.
The 2021-22 season kicked off on bad way for him and Arsenal as they lost their first three league games and Saka failed to score.
His international game dates back to August 2016 when he first represented his county in the under 16 under Dan Micciche who was the coach, Saka was 14 years old and he made six appearances in which he scored one goal. Steve Cooper included Saka in the under 17 team debuting in August 18, 2017 at age of 15 years. He played nine games thereafter and registered one goal.
He part of the under 17 team that participated in the under 17 UEFA European Championship hosted by his country, they were however eliminated at the semifinals by the Dutch team through penalties but Saka scored his penalty.
At 17 years of age, joined the under 18 which was managed by Neil Dewsnip and played his first game on September 5, 2018. In his five games, Saka scored once in their away win over France. His under 19 debut followed on November 14, 2018 under the management of Keith Downing, Saka was 17 years, 2 months and 9 days old. He found the net against Moldova in a qualifier game. He left the under 19 team with four goals in his 10 appearances.
Aged 18 year 11 months and 30 days, Saka received first call up to the under 21 team whose manager was called Aide Boothroyd. He only played one game at this level and he scored in their 6-0 win away at Kosovo. Finally, a major milestone came when Gareth Southgate included his in the senior team on October 1, 2020.
On October 8, 2020 at the age of 19 years,1 month and 3 days, Saka made his International debut against Wales, the game finished with 3-0 victory in favor of country. Since then, he became an integral part of the Three Lions squad and quashed any doubt that he will represent Nigeria his parent’s native country.
When Gareth Southgate announced his 26-man squad that was to represent England in the 2020 UEFA Euro that was played in 2021 after postponement due to COVID 19, Saka was in the squad. He scored his first goal for England in their 1-0 win in a friendly match against Austria on June 2, 2021.
During their third group stage game against Czech Republic, Saka started the game on June 22, 2021 and performed so well that he was named the man of the match. However, Saka finished the competition on sad note losing his penalty as Italy shot stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved it after he was brought on as substitute for Kieran Trippier.
Bukayo Saka Market value and Net worth
The midfielder’s value has risen over time, we would like to give you details about his current, and previous values. Currently, the market value for Bukayo Saka is 65 million euros. This market value figure simply represents the amount that a club will be willing to pay so as to sign him. However, a dig into achieves shows that as at September 2019, Saka had a value of 7 million euro and was just a youth then with 18 years.
In the first place in December 2019, the value went up to 13M and further to 22M in March 2020 before falling to 20M million in April 2020.Inspite of this, his value rose to 35M in July 2020. The value continued to rise to 40M in October 2020 and then to 60M in March 2021. By May 2021 he had accumulated the value to 65M euros. Bukayo Saka’s net worth is estimated to be 2million euros. Basically his main source of income is from the successful career he enjoys at Arsenal.
Bukayo Saka ranking.
Bukayo Saka ranks at 40 among all players in the world. At his country England, Saka is number nine. Looking on how he sits at the club level and the Premier League, he settles for first position at Arsenal and position 20 in the Premier League respectively. At the left midfield, which is his main position of play, he ranks first. A quick look at his age mates that is players born in 2001, Saka stands at position one.
Bukayo Saka FIFA 21 rating.
Saka has an overall rating of 79 with the potential of 88. He rates with three stars in skill moves and three stars for weak foot. He has an international reputation of one. His work rate is high/medium. In terms of traits, he is a technical dribbler.
First, in the attack, the score is 79 for crossing, finishing 66, heading 45, short pass 79 and volleys 63. For movement the scorers are 86 for acceleration, sprint speed of 82, agility 83, reactions 76 and balance 83.
Second is a look at skills and the scores are dribbling 84, Curve 74, FK accuracy 69, long pass 63 and ball control 80. Power the score is shot power 68 jumping 51, stamina 76, strength 58 and long shots 65.
Finally, at defence, defence awareness is 65, stand tackle 69 and sliding tackle of 67. Mental scores are 66 for aggression, interceptions 68, attacking position 76, vision 79, penalties 64 and composure 73.
Bukayo Saka transfer history.
His transfer history dates back to 2008 when he joined the Arsenal youth team, prior to joining Arsenal Saka spent his early years at Watford where joined from Greenford Celtic. July 2019, Saka was promoted to the under 18 team and spent a year before once again getting higher through the system to represent the under 23. Finally, the major breakthrough arrived on July 2019 when his name was included in the senior team.
Bukayo Saka salary and contract
Saka joined the Arsenal senior team on July 1,2019 and on July 1, 2020, the club had an agreement with the player and extended his contract for four years to keep him until June 30, 2024.The England international pockets a salary of 30,000 euros per week totaling to 1.56 million euros annually at Arsenal.
Bukayo Saka Family, girlfriend, weight and height.
The names of Bukayo which means “add to happiness” is unknown, the only information available is that they are of Nigerian descent and migrated to England to better their lives. Saka is 1.80m tall and weighs 65 kg, his agent is known as Elite Project Group Limited.
Honors/Trophies/Titles won by Bukayo Saka.
- Winner of FA Cup with Arsenal in the 2019-20 season.
- Champion of the Community Shield with Arsenal in 2020.
- Was the runner-up of the Europa League with Arsenal in 2018-19 season.
Bukayo Saka debuts
- His Premier League debut came on January 1, 2019 against Fulham in a 4-1 home win.
- November 29, 2018, Saka first featured in Europa League crash away at Vorskia Poltava.
- EFL Cup debut was on September 24, 2019 when Arsenal won 5-0 over Nottingham Forest.
- January 5, 2019 in a 0-3 away win against Blackpool marked his debut in the FA Cup.
- August 12, 2017 Saka debuted in the under 18 Premier League 4-1 win over Fulham.
Bukayo Saka achievements/ Individual awards
- EURO 2020 man of the match in their third group stage against Czech Republic.
- Saka set a premier league record as the first player born in 2001 to debut in the Premier League
- He was named the player of the Season for Arsenal in the 2020-21 season.
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Bukayo Saka stats/ appearances
Appearances for Arsenal
Appearances for Arsenal U-23
Appearances for Arsenal U-21
Football League Trophy
Appearances for Arsenal U-18
Premier League U-18
Bukayo Saka appearances for England
|World Cup Qualifiers||2021-22||2||1||1|
|UEFA EURO U-21||2019-21||1||0||0|