Patson Daka is a forward who plays his international football for Zambia and Club football at England for Leicester City. He joined the Premier League July 2021 having won the Austrian Bundesliga title and emerging the top scorer with 27goals in 28 games. The forward attracted a number of interests including Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United but he chose to settle at Leicester City.
Patson Daka Profile
|Player Full Name||Patson Daka|
|Current Club||Leicester City|
|Previous Club (s)||Kafue Celtic, Power Dynamos, Liefering, RB Salzburg|
|Position of Play||Forward/ striker/attacker|
|Net Worth 2021||26 Million Dollars|
|Market Value 2021||22 Million Euros|
|Height||184cm/ 6ft and 1 inch|
|Age as at 2021||23 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||Kafue in Zambia|
|Date of Birth||9 October 1998|
|School attended||Olympia Park Secondary School|
|College attended||Massachusetts institute of technology|
|Parents||Josephine Shelemu and Nathtali|
Professional Career for Daka
The Zambian has represented his Country in the Under 17 where he scored seven goals in seven games. He then featured 13 times and netted six times for the Under 20 before joining the senior team that he currently plays for to date.
In 2017, Red Bull Salzburg signed Daka. He saw the net twice as his club won the UEFA Youth League. He was the replacement of Erling Haaland who left for Borussia Dortmund. During his time at Salzburg, he scored three Champions League goals. Daka won his first Austrian Bundesliga medal at only the age of 19 during the 2017-2018 season.
The Zambian forward had 34 goal in 42 appearances in all competitions before a move to Leicester City on a five-year contract.
Patson Daka’s inspiration
The striker was inspired to step up by his former teammate Erling Haaland who left Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund. He felt it was his time to take responsibility and utilize this opportunity. True to his word, Daka has really followed the footstep of top player that have come out of Salzburg including Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino by joining the Premier League.
Daka’s Premier League dream comes true
Growing up as a teenager, the striker was a fan of Premier League Club Liverpool and a Barcelona fan in Spain. He was then playing youth Tournament for Zambia. Former Mali and Sevilla striker Freddie Kanoute spotted him after the under 17 Africa Cup and contacted his club manager.
Patson Daka the started taking with Kanoute and finally he got a chance to play in Europe. Alongside his fellow Zambian Enock Mwepu, they continued to impress at Salzburg until his opportune time came that he Joined Leicester City. This was a dream come true, as he really wanted to compete in the Premier League at some stage in his career.
Trophies won by Daka
- Four Austrian Bundesliga titles in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 with Red Bull Salzburg
- Three Austrian cups with Red Bull Salzburg in 2019, 2020 and 2021
- UEFA Youth League in 2017 with Red Salzburg Youth
- Under 20 Africa Cup with Zambia (2017)
- COSAFA Under 20 Cup with Zambia
Transfer and contract for Patson Daka
The striker moved to Leicester City for a deal worth 23 Million Euros (32 Million Dollars) from Red Bull Salzburg on 30 June 2021 on a five-year contract. This means the rising forward will be enjoying his game until 2026 with the foxes.
Market value and Net worth of Daka.
Patson Daka net worth is 26 million Dollars and Daka’s market value is 22 Million Euros. With his rise and the joining of the premier league, the values are likely to hike. The player has a new contract that will of course ensure he has something more getting to his pocket.
How much Salary does Patson earn?
Daka was earning 6800 Euros/9500 dollars per week and 353000 Euros/494000 dollars per annum at Salzburg. We are yet to know how much salary he will get at Leicester City.
What does the striker bring to Leicester?
The striker is likely to continue with his good scoring form at the premier league having impressed at Salzburg with 68 goals in 125 appearance, this translates to a goal in every two games on average. If this happens at Leicester City, then he will score at least 18 goals in a season. This is enough to put a player in the race for the golden boot won by the Tottenham want away striker Harry Kane in the 2020-2021 season. Having scored 27 times in 28 games in his last season with Salzburg, Daka has nothing to stop him from competing for the prize.
Patson’s love for her mother
The striker has only her mother left after his dad died. Patson loves his mother in which he bought her a car in 2017 before buying her another one in 2021. This happened after winning the Austria Bundesliga and heading home for the off-season.
Shirt numbers for Patson Daka
During his three seasons at Salzburg, Patson was wearing the number 20 jersey. However, following the move to Leicester City Patson will have to do with a different jersey number, as the number 20 is unavailable.
Debuts for Daka
The striker played 45 minutes during his first game for Leicester City during their pre-season game on 24 July 2021 that ended in a goalless draw against Burton Albion but eventually Leicester lost 3-1 from penalty kicks.
His debut for Zambia was on 10 May 2015 at the age of 16 and has featured for the under 17 and all through to the under 23.
Austrian Bundesliga top scorer with 27 goals in 28 games with seven assists in the 2020-2021 season
He became the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers top scorer
CAF Youth Player of the Year in 2017
He is the first Zambian international to score in the Champions League group stage having scored against Genk during the 2019-2020 season.
Austrian Bundesliga player of the Year in the 2020-2021 season.
Under 20 Africa Cup Player of the tournament with four goals in his name.
Sportsman of the year 2017 in Zambia
Young player of the year twice (2014 and 206) for the Zambia Super League
Appearance for Zambia
|Zambia Under 17 (2014-2015 )||7||7|
|Zambia Under 20 (2015-2017)||13||6|
|Zambia Senior Team (2015 to date)||25||7|
Appearance for Clubs
|Power Dynamos on loan||2016||15||9|
|Liefering on loan||2017||27||6|