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Bukayo Saka

Arsenal FC

33 appearances, 11 goals

P 33 W 19 D 8 L 6 F 77: A 24
(actual pitch goals F 60: A 16)
70% successful

2020-24

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
2120

Timeline
  Bukayo Ayoyinka Temidayo Saka
Birth Wednesday, 5 September 2001 in Ealing, Greater London. To Yomi & Adenike
registered in Ealing July-September 2001
Education Attended Edward Betham CE Primary School and Greenford High School, Ealing.
Source Jack Rollin's TheSun Yearbook [2019] &

Playing Career


Club(s)
Began his career with Arsenal FC's Hale End academy. Signing his first professional contract when he turned 17 years old, and competed in the under-23 team, making his first team debut within months, 29 November 2018.
League honours
157+13 appearances, 47 goals
Arsenal FC 2019-24 157+thirteen appearances, 47 goals
debut: (sub) 1 January 2019 Arsenal FC 4 Fulham FC 1.
Club honours Premier League runners-up 2022-23, 2023-24;
UEFA Europa League runners-up 2018-19;
FA Cup winners 2019-20 (4ᵃ);
FA Community Shield winners 2020, 2023;

Individual honours
Premier League... Player of the Month nominee January 2021, March 2022, November/December 2022, January 2023, February 2024; winner March 2023; Player of the Season nominee 2021-22; Young Player of the Season nominee 2021-22, 2023-24; Goal of the Season nominee August 2023 (vs. Nottingham Forest FC)
PFA... Young Player of the Year nominee 2020-21, 2021-22, winner 2022-23; Player's Player of the Year nominee 2022-23; Premier League Team of the Year 2022-23;
Ballon d'Or—Kopa Trophy for Best U21 Player sixth 2021, eighth 2022; Ballon d'Or 24th 2023;
Distinctions The Football Black List 2022.
Holds the distinction of most Premier League consecutive appearances for Arsenal FC, 87 between 9 May 2021 and 30 September 2023.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 3lb. [2020]
Source Jack Rollin's The Sun Yearbook [2019]

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 1253rd (1253) players to appear for England. One of two who became the 600th post-war player.
BME Number The 95th BME player at Senior level.
Position(s) Left-wingback, Left/right-midfield, Right forward
First match No. 1004, 8 October 2020, England 3 Wales 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substituted (75:16), aged 19 years 33 days;
Last match No. 1055, 7 June 2024, England 0 Iceland 1, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (63:49), aged 22 years 276 days.
Major tournaments FIFA World Cup Finals 2022;
UEFA European Championship Finals
2020, 2024;
Major honours UEFA European Championship Finals runners-up 2020;

Individual honours
England Player of the Year 2022, 2023; England Young Player of the Year 2022;
Distinctions Was eligible to play for Nigeria, who made attempts to lure him in July 2020.
Became the 65th teenager to play for England
Unbeaten and victorious in his first two appearances
Youth Career
Tournaments UEFA Under-17 European Championship Finals 2018;
Torneio Internacional do Algarve (u17) 2018;
FA International Tournament (u17) 2017, (u18) 2018; Limoges Tournament (u18) 2018;
Team honours UEFA Under-17 European Championship semi-finalists 2018;
Limoges Tournament (u18) winners 2018;
FA International Tournament runners-up 2017, winners 2018;

Individual honours
England U21 (one appearance, September 2020)
England U19
(four+six appearances 4ᵍ, November 2018-November 2019)
England U18
(four+one appearances 1ᵖ, September-October 2018)
England U17
(nine appearances 1ᵍ, August 2017-May 2018)
England U16
(five+one appearances 1ᵍ, August 2016-February 2017).


The Numbers

Squads Apps comp. apps starts sub unused minutes goals ave.min comp goals
18 33 28 23 ▲10
▼16
5 2120 11 193 min 10 six none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
33 19 8 6 74 23 +51 7 17 2.242 0.697 69.7 +13

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 18 12 4 2 38 11 +27 3 11 2.111 0.611 77.8 +10
Away 11 5 3 3 28 8 +20 3 4 2.545 0.727 59.1 +2
Neutral 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6 1 2 2.50 1.00 62.5 +1

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
White 28 17 5 6 62 18 +44 7 15 2.214 0.643 69.6 +11
Blue 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 0 2 2.667 0.333 83.3 +2
Red 2 0 2 0 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Purple                          

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 5 4 1 0 24 1 +23 0 4 4.80 0.20 90.0 +4
WCF 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 1 2 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
World Cup 9 6 2 1 34 5 +29 1 6 3.778 0.556 77.8 +5
ECP 7 5 2 0 19 3 +16 0 4 2.714 0.429 85.7 +5
ECF 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 0 2 1.50 0.50 87.5 +3
European Championship 11 8 3 0 25 5 +20 0 6 2.273 0.455 86.4 +8
NLP 8 1 3 4 8 12 -4 5 2 1.00 1.50 31.3 -3
Nations League 8 1 3 4 8 12 -4 5 2 1.00 1.50 31.3 -3
Friendly Matches 4 3 0 1 7 1 +6 1 3 1.75 0.25 75.0 +2

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2021 5 4 1 0 24 1 +23 0 4 4.80 0.20 90.0 +4
WCP All 5 4 1 0 24 1 +23 0 4 4.80 0.20 90.0 +4
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2022 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 1 2 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
WCF All 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 1 2 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2021-22 9 6 2 1 34 5 +29 1 6 3.778 0.556 77.8 +5
WC All 9 6 2 1 34 5 +29 1 6 3.778 0.556 77.8 +5

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2023 7 5 2 0 19 3 +16 0 4 2.714 0.429 85.7 +5
ECP All 7 5 2 0 19 3 +16 0 4 2.714 0.429 85.7 +5
European Championship Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2020 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 0 2 1.50 0.50 87.5 +3
ECF 2024                          
ECF All 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 0 2 1.50 0.50 87.5 +3
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2019-20 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 0 2 1.50 0.50 87.5 +3
EC 2023-24 7 5 2 0 19 3 +16 0 4 2.714 0.429 85.7 +5
EC All 11 8 3 0 25 5 +20 0 6 2.273 0.455 86.4 +8

Nations League Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
NLP 2020 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 1 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
NLP 2022 6 0 3 3 4 10 -6 4 1 0.667 1.667 25.0 -3
NLP All 8 1 3 4 8 12 -4 5 2 1.00 1.50 31.3 -3

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 9 6 2 1 34 5 +29 1 6 3.778 0.556 77.8 +5
EC 11 8 3 0 25 5 +20 0 6 2.273 0.455 86.4 +8
NL 8 1 3 4 8 12 -4 5 2 1.00 1.50 31.3 -3
28 15 8 5 67 22 +45 6 14 2.393 0.786 67.9 +10

The England Match History of Bukayo Saka


Age 14 under 16  
two appearances - Romania (twice (one▲)), August 2016;

Age 15    
four appearances - Brazil (twice) November 2016. Finland & Italy February 2017;
under 17  
two appearances - Turkey & Italy August 2017;

Age 16    
seven appearances - Germany & Netherlands February 2018;
Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Norway & Netherlands May 2018;
 
Age 17 under 18  
five appearances - Netherlands, Russia▲ & France September 2018; Sweden & Czech Republic October 2018;
under 19  
six appearances - Moldova▲, Iceland▲ & Turkey▲ November 2018.
Czech Republic
, Greece▲ & Denmark March 2019

Age 18    
four appearances - Greece▲ & Germany September 2019.
Luxembourg & North Macedonia▲
November 2019.
under 21  
one appearance - Kosovo September 2020;


 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 32 full appearances (2094 min) 11ᵍ manager: Gareth Southgate - 32 full appearances (2094 min) 11ᵍx

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Age 19
1 1004 8 October 2020 - England 3 Wales 0
The National Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW (3-0) 76 3
LWB

the 1253rd player to appear for England.
65th player from Arsenal FC to represent England
The 95th BME player at Senior level
65th teenager to represent England

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1005 11 October 2020 - England 2 Belgium 1, The National Stadium, Wembley
NLP
HW squad member
1006 14 October 2020 - England 0 Denmark 1, The National Stadium, Wembley HL unused sub 15
2 1007 12 November 2020 - England 3 Republic of Ireland 0
The National Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW won penalty 55 3
LWB
3 1008 15 November 2020 - Belgium 2 England 0
Den Dreef, Leuven

NLP
AL (2-0) 38 20
LWB
4 1009 18 November 2020 - England 4 Iceland 0
The National Stadium, Wembley
HW   20
LWB
1010 25 March 2021 - England 5 San Marino 0, The National Stadium, Wembley
WCP
HW injured
squad member
1011 28 March 2021 - Albania 0 England 2, Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë AW
1012 31 March 2021 - England 2 Poland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley HW
5 1013 2 June 2021 - England 1 Austria 0
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Fr
HW 55:55 7
LAM
1014 6 June 2021 - England 1 Romania 0, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough HW squad member
 
ECF
forward 25x
1015 13 June 2021 - England 1 Croatia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub
1016 18 June 2021 - England 0 Scotland 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HD squad member
6 1017 22 June 2021 - Czech Republic 0 England 1
The National Stadium, Wembley
HW (0-1) 84 RAM
7 1018 29 June 2021 - England 2 Germany 0
The National Stadium, Wembley
HW (0-0) 69 RF
1019 3 July 2021 - Ukraine 0 England 4, Stade Olimpico, Roma NW squad member
8 1020 7 July 2021 - England 2 Denmark 1ᴭᵀ
The National Stadium, Wembley
HW 39
(1-1)
69
RF
9 1021 11 July 2021 - Italy 1 England 1ᴭᵀ
The National Stadium, Wembley
HD (1-1) 70
saved
10 1022 3 September 2021 - Hungary 0 England 4
Puskás Aréna, Budapest
WCP AW (0-4) 88 17

Age 20
11 1023 5 September 2021 - England 4 Andorra 0
The National Stadium, Wembley
  HW 78
84:20
11
LF
1024 8 September 2021 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa AD unused sub 17
12 1025 9 October 2021 - Andorra 0 England 5
Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella

WCP
AW 78
39:32
7
LF
13 1026 12 October 2021 - England 1 Hungary 1
The National Stadium, Wembley
HD (1-1) 62 19
1027 12 November 2021 - England 5 Albania 0, The National Stadium, Wembley
WCP
AW unused sub 20
14 1028 15 November 2021 - San Marino 0 England 10
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
AW 78:50 3
LWB
1029 26 March 2022 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley
Fr
HW withdrawn
squad
member
1030 29 March 2022 - England 3 Côte d'Ivoire 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW
15 1031 4 June 2022 - Hungary 1 England 0
Puskás Aréna, Budapest

NLP
AL (0-0) 62 21
16 1032 7 June 2022 - Germany 1 England 1
Allianz Arena, München
AD (1-0) 80 7
RAM
17 1033 11 June 2022 - England 0 Italy 0
Molineux, Wolverhampton
HD (0-0) 65 23
18 1034 14 June 2022 - England 0 Hungary 4
Molineux, Wolverhampton
HL (0-3) 85 11
RF

Age 21
19 1035 23 September 2022 - Italy 1 England 0
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano

NLP
AL (1-0) 71 7
LWB
20 1036 26 September 2022 - England 3 Germany 3
 The National Stadium, Wembley
HD (0-1) 66
75
18
RF

the 193rd England player to make twenty full appearances - fifth youngest



WCF
forward 17x
21 1037 21 November 2022 - England 6 Iran 2
Istād Khalīfah, Al Rayyan
NW 42:46
61:26

(4-1) 71
RAM

The youngest player to score two goals for England in a WCF tournament match

22 1038 25 November 2022 - England 0 United States 0
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr
  ND (0-0) 78 RAM
1039 29 November 2022 - Wales 0 England 3, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan NW unused sub
23 1040 4 December 2022 - England 3 Senegal 0
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr
NW 56:43
(3-0) 65
LF
24 1041 10 December 2022 - France 2 England 1
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr
NL (2-1) 79 LF
25 1042 23 March 2023 - Italy 1 England 2
Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli

ECP
AW (1-2) 86 7
RF
26 1043 26 March 2023 - England 2 Ukraine 0
The National Stadium, Wembley
HW 37
39:19
7
RF
27 1044 16 June 2023 - Malta 0 England 4
Stadium Nazzjonali, Ta' Qali

ECP
AW 8
(0-3) ht
7
RF
28 1045 19 June 2023 - England 7 North Macedonia 0
Old Trafford, Manchester
HW 37:53
46:54
50:55
7
RF

the 59th player to score ten goals
England's 91st (54th post-war) hattrick

Age 22
29 1046 9 September 2023 - Ukraine 1 England 1
Tarczyński Arena, Wrocław
ECP AD (1-1) 86 7
RAM
30 1047 12 September 2023 - Scotland 1 England 3
The National Stadium, Glasgow
Fr AW (1-2) 71 17

the 131st England player to make thirty full appearances - fourth youngest

1048 13 October 2023 - England 1 Australia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW withdrawn
squad
member
1049 17 October 2023 - England 3 Italy 1, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW
31 1050 17 November 2023 - England 2 Malta 0
The National Stadium, Wembley

ECP
HW (1-0) ht
75
17
32 1051 20 November 2023 - North Macedonia 1 England 1
Toše Proeski Arena, Skopje
AD (1-1) 84 7
RAM
1052 23 March 2024 - England 0 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley
Fr
HL withdrawn
squad
member
1053 26 March 2024 - England 2 Belgium 2, The National Stadium, Wembley HD
1054 3 June 2024 - England 3 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
Fr
HW rested
squad member
33 1055 7 June 2024 - England 0 Iceland 1
The National Stadium, Wembley
HL (0-1) 64 25

ECF
rt. att. mid 7x
34 1056 16 June 2024 - Serbia 0 England 1
Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
NW (0-1) 76
35 1057 20 June 2024 - Denmark 1 England 1
Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt
ND (1-1) 69
36 1058 25 June 2024 - England 0 Slovenia 0
RheinEnergie Stadion, Köln
ND (0-0) 70
37 1059 30 June 2024 - England 2 Slovakia 1ᴭᵀ
Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
NW  
38 1060 6 July 2024 - England 1 Switzerland 1ᴭᵀ
Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf
ND 79:46
39 1061 10 July 2024 - Netherlands 1 England 2
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
NW offside goal 78:47
86 (1-2) 93
  1062   14 July 2024 - Spain vs. England, Olympiastadion, Berlin N_  


    

 
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