Player Profile

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka

7 Midfielder

Nationality :England
Date Of Birth :September 5, 2001
Height :178cm
Weight :72kg

British professional soccer player Bukayo Saka. For Arsenal FC, Bukayo Saka can play as a winger, left-back, or central midfielder. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to compete for England at the under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels.

Quick Facts

Full nameBukayo Ayoyinka Temidayo Saka
Date of birth5 September 2001 (age 22)
Place of birthEaling, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s)Right winger, midfielder, full-back
Current team
Arsenal
Number7

Bukayo Saka Biography, Early Life

In Ealing, England, on September 5, 2001, Bukayo Saka was born. He is a Virgo according to astrology and is 21 years old. His full name is Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka, he is of Nigerian heritage and has English nationality.

His father is Yomi Saka, and his mother is Adenike Saka. He also has a brother, although we do not yet know his name.

Additionally, the expectant parents are migrants from Nigeria who made the decision to give their children a better life. Additionally, they have always supported Bukayo’s soccer career since he was a youngster.

In terms of his education and credentials, Bukayo first attended Edward Betham Church of England Primary School before moving on to Greenford High School. With four A*s and three As he was able to earn good results in his GCSEs.

Similarly, he had the opportunity to play youth football for the nearby team Greenford Celtic before signing with Arsenal. Additionally, Saka emphasized the significance of his father to his football career.

Bukayo Saka Education

We don’t have any detailed information about Bukayo Saka’s educational background and we will update it soon.

Bukayo Saka’s Age, Height, And Weight

Bukayo Saka is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 64 kg, however, as of this writing, his other bodily dimensions are unknown. Saka also has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Career

Debut

Before a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Mauritius, manager Avram Grant made Partey’s first call-up to the Ghana national team in May 2016. On June 5, he made his debut, taking Frank Acheampong’s place for the final 11 minutes of a 2-0 victory away from home that guaranteed the Black Stars’ spot in the championship. In a 5-1 victory over Congo in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying on September 5, 2017, Partey notched his first hat-trick in international competition.

In Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Partey was selected. He scored in the Black Stars’ 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau in their final group match to help them finish first. On July 8, he scored in the final penalty shootout of the match against Tunisia, but his team was eliminated.

In 2018 and 2019, Partey was named Ghana Player of the Year. Partey was chosen as Ghana’s vice-captain ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Partey was selected for the 26-man Ghana team that would compete in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November 2022.

2019–20: Breakthrough and FA Cup win

On September 19, Bukayo Saka scored his first goal in the Europa League against the German team Eintracht Frankfurt. Saka curled a beautiful long-range shot into the corner. In a 3-0 victory, he finished the game with two additional assists. Saka received his first Premier League start in a 3-2 home victory over Aston Villa as compensation for his efforts in Germany. Then, in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United, he contributed an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, assisting the striker to set up Arsenal’s equalizer.

As Sead Kolainac and Kieran Tierney recovered from their injuries, Bukayo Saka started to establish himself as a regular in the Arsenal first team at left-back. He completed a 22-pass sequence to score Arsenal’s first goal in their 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory at AFC Bournemouth on January 27, 2020. He also provided an assist for Eddie Nketiah’s second goal in that match. Later, BBC Sport selected the goal as the round’s best score. Saka returned to action against Newcastle United at home after a two-week midseason break by providing an assist for Nicolas Pépé’s goal. Then, in a 1-0 victory over Olympiacos in the Europa League, he assisted Alexandre Lacazette for his ninth goal-scoring contribution of the year. Following a thrilling 3-2 victory over Everton at home, he crossed in for Nketiah to reach double digits in assists for the season. His hold on a spot in the first team was further strengthened by additional strong performances against West Ham United and Portsmouth.

Bukayo Saka renewed his long-term contract with Arsenal on July 1st, 2020. Saka received praise from head coach Mikel Arteta, who stated: “I think he represents every value that this football club stands for. You can see his growth as a player and as a person because he came through the academy and earned respect through diligence and responsibility. He scored his first Premier League goal for the team on July 4, 2020, in a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers with a half-volley that beat goalkeeper Rui Patrcio. He was not used as a substitute in Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup victory over Chelsea. In the voting for the 2019–20 Arsenal Player of the Season honor, he finished third.

2020–21: Arsenal Player of the Season

Bukayo Saka started on August 29, 2020, and assisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 2020 FA Community Shield, which saw 2019–20 FA Cup champion Arsenal defeat 2019–20 Premier League champion Liverpool on penalties, 5–4, to win the match 1–1 after regulation. On October 4, Saka scored his first goal of the 2020–21 campaign in a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium. On November 8, Saka converted a cross from Matt Targett into a regrettable own goal during a 0-3 loss to Aston Villa at home.

In a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at home on Boxing Day 2020, he scored for Arsenal in his 40th Premier League appearance. He was later chosen as the Arsenal Player of the Month on the Arsenal official website as a result of his outstanding performances in the month of December 2020. With three goals and one assist in six appearances across all competitions, he was chosen as the Player of the Month once more in January. His goal against West Bromwich Albion was chosen as the runner-up for Arsenal’s Goal of the Month. Saka received 48% of the vote in February and was named Player of the Month for the third time for his one goal and two assists.

Bukayo Saka became the second-youngest player in club history to make his 50th Premier League appearance for Arsenal on March 6, 2021, in a 1-1 away draw at Burnley. On April 15, Saka scored a goal to help Arsenal defeat Slavia Prague 4-0 in the Europa League quarterfinals. He was named the Europa League Player of the Week as a result of his excellent performance. After placing third the previous year, he finished the season with seven goals and seven assists in 46 appearances across all competitions, earning him the title of Arsenal Player of the Season. He was also included in the PFA Young Player of the Season shortlist, but Phil Foden of Manchester City won the award.

2021–22: Club top scorer, second Arsenal Player of the Season

In a 6-0 EFL Cup second-round victory away to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in late August, Bukayo Saka scored his first goal of the new season. In a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in September at the Emirates Stadium, he not only assisted Emile Smith Rowe’s goal but also scored his first Premier League goal of the year. Saka made his 100th appearance for Arsenal on October 30. He celebrated by lending a hand in a 2-0 victory at Leicester City. Saka notched his first two goals on December 26 as Arsenal defeated Norwich City 5-0 at Carrow Road. After Nicolas Anelka, Saka is now the second-youngest player to have scored 10 Premier League goals for Arsenal.

Arsenal came in fifth place in the Premier League, missing out on a spot in the UEFA Champions League the following year. After Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle United away from home, which all but assured the team’s absence from the Champions League, Saka criticized his own “poor performance” and expressed his disappointment over the match, saying “We had those opportunities to win and put ourselves in a great position, but we could not do that.” He was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season, Premier League Young Player of the Season, and PFA Young Player of the Year after finishing the season as the club’s leading scorer. Saka became the first person to win the award back after Thierry Henry did so in 2003 and again in 2004 when he was named Arsenal’s Player of the Season for a second straight season.

2022–23: Title challengers

Saka has been instrumental for Arsenal, scoring some significant goals as the Gunners attempt to win the Premier League for the first time since 2003–04. On August 20, 2022, he made his 100th Premier League appearance in the 3-0 victory over Bournemouth, making him the second-youngest Arsenal player to accomplish that feat. He scored twice on October 9 as Arsenal defeated Liverpool 3-2, including the game-winning penalty kick in the 76th minute. As a result, Arsenal was now in first place, where they would remain through mid-February. On January 22, 2023, Arsenal came from behind to defeat Manchester United 3-2. Saka’s second goal gave Arsenal the Goal of the Month award for January. On February 18, he scored Arsenal’s first equalizer against Aston Villa as they rallied from two deficits to win 4-2 at Villa Park. After being defeated by Manchester City earlier in the week, that victory restored Arsenal to the top spot.

At the 2023 London Football Awards on March 13, Saka was presented with the Men’s Young Player of the Year award. He received the Premier League Player of the Month award for March 2023. He became the 22nd different Arsenal player to win the prize after winning it for the first time.

International career

Youth career

Bukayo Saka competed for England at the under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels between 1976 and 1977.

He was a member of the England under-17 team in May 2018, when they served as the host nation for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Despite Saka’s successful penalty kick, the hosts were defeated by the Netherlands in a penalty shootout to advance to the semifinals.

Saka scored the game-winning goal for the England under-18 team in September 2018 away match against France. Saka’s first call-up to the England under-19 team came in November. In a 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Moldova, he scored his first goal at that age.

Senior career

Bukayo Saka made his England under-21 team debut on September 4, 2020, in a 6-0 win away to Kosovo. Saka made his international debut as one of the starters in a 3-0 win over Wales on October 1 after receiving his first call-up to the England senior team. Saka can no longer represent Nigeria because he has four international games with England under his belt.

He was added to the 26-man roster for UEFA Euro 2020 on June 1, 2021. Saka scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory on June 2 against Austria in a friendly match, marking the debut of his senior international career. On June 22, against the Czech Republic, he started England’s third Euro 2020 group stage game and was given the game’s MVP award. In place of Kieran Trippier during the tournament final on July 11 against Italy, Saka was introduced. Saka was selected to take the team’s fifth penalty during the ensuing shootout after full time and overtime, marking his first penalty kick at the senior level. Gianluigi Donnarumma stopped Saka’s shot, giving Italy the victory in the shootout and the match. After missing the penalty, Saka received racial abuse online. The day after his penalty was overturned, Saka wrote on Instagram that he “knew instantly the kind of hate” he would encounter. He continued, “… and that is a sad reality that your powerful platforms are not doing enough to stop these messages.”

Bukayo Saka, the first Arsenal player to receive the award, was named England Men’s Player of the Year for the 2021–22 season on September 23, beating out Declan Rice and Harry Kane. On November 10, Saka was added to England’s 26-man roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He scored twice in England’s 6-2 victory over Iran in the tournament’s opening game and once in the team’s 3-0 victory over Senegal in the round of 16. On December 10, Saka started in England’s 2-1 quarterfinal loss to France, and the BBC and L’Équipe named him the team’s player of the game.

Bukayo Saka’s Net Worth

Bukayo Saka is reported to have a net worth of $2.2 million by motorsport, and his football career must be his primary source of revenue.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €110.00m
  • Highest market value: €110.00m

Bukayo Saka Wife or Girlfriend

Tolami Benson and Bukayo Saka are romantically involved, but they have largely kept their relationship a secret. Tolani Benson, on the other hand, never fully discloses their relationship but consistently makes clues about it on her social media profiles.

Furthermore, although neither of them has made their relationship public if their love grows as quickly as Saka’s football career, it won’t be long before everyone knows that Tolami is Saka’s girlfriend.

Bukayo Saka Awards

Arsenal

  • FA Cup: 2019–20
  • FA Community Shield: 2020
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2018–19

England

  • UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020

Individual

  • England Men’s Player of the Year: 2021–22
  • Premier League Player of the Month: March 2023
  • Arsenal Player of the Season: 2020–21, 2021–22
  • IFFHS Men’s Youth (U20) World Team: 2021
  • London Football Awards Men’s Young Player of the Year: 2023

FAQ

When was Bukayo Saka born?

Bukayo Saka was born on 5 September 2001.

What is Bukayo Saka’s height and weight?

Bukayo Saka is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 64 kg.

How old is Bukayo Saka?

Bukayo Saka age is 22 years old today.

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