One of the most talked about players in Europe this season, Jadon Sancho is a huge part of Borussia Dortmund’s success so far. The Englishman plays an important role in Lucien Favre’s attacking formation. Although he is still 18 years old, Sancho scored 4 goals and provided 6 so far in the Bundesliga. Here are 7 Jadon Sancho Facts.
1- Manchester City’s Wonderkid
Jadon Sancho was a promising Manchester City youth player. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the team’s Chairman said that he might fast track the young talent to the first squad. However, both parties didn’t agree on contract clauses. So Sancho expressed the wish to explore other options.
2- Street Soccer Background
Raised in the London suburbs, Jadon Sancho didn’t have football playgrounds around. He didn’t let that stop him from kicking the ball in the streets and back alleys. “After school, I just wanted to play football. All around me, there were people who did bad things, but I never wanted to deal with them,” Sancho said.
3- Jadon Sancho is a Dream Achiever… At age 18
One of the most impressive Jadon Sancho Facts. Sancho left his family at the age of 12 to live and play football in Watford’s Academy. Louis Lancaster, his coach in the youth academy praised the young player’s determination. “I asked him, ‘What’s the dream?'” Lancaster told Sky Sports. “He looked me in the eye and said he wanted to play for one of Europe’s top clubs and represent his country to make his family proud.” He achieved both when he was still just 18.
4- Bundesliga player of the Month of October
Jadon Sancho didn’t fail to impress in Dortmund. Therefore, his efforts came to fruition when he registered three goals and one assist in 3 league games. Thanks to this, he was named Bundesliga’s player of the Month of October.
5- Legendary #7
Jadon Sancho is proud of the number 7 jersey in Dortmund. Even though the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Michael Zorc held the number before, it doesn’t intimidate the young player. “I would have taken any number but getting seven was a big boost to my confidence. It is about coming here and proving myself. That is why I am here” Said Sancho to the BBC.
6- U17 World Cup Winner
Jadon Sancho Helped his National Team to qualify for the round of 16 for the U17 World Cup in India in 2017. Although he wasn’t able to finish the competition, England went on to win the title. Therefore, his gold medal was mailed to him in Dortmund.
7- One of the most truthful Jadon Sancho Facts: Better than Dembélé
… And younger as well. In the eyes of the Yellow Wall, Sancho is better than previous club sensation Ousmane Dembélé. Although both players have different play styles, Sancho succeeded at winning the Black and Yellows’ fans hearts. Moreover, the young Englishman is getting praise from staff and players especially team Captain Marco Reus.