Adnan Januzaj was born on the 5th of February 1995, and he is a Belgian professional footballer who last played as a winger for Spanish club Real Sociedad and the Belgium national team.
Wikiinfor has it that Januzaj began his football career with FC Brussels but joined Anderlecht as a 10-year-old in 2005. The player left Anderlecht for Manchester United at the age of 16 in March 2011, after impressing in a skills session in Brussels.
However, as per wiki, towards the end of the 2012–13 season, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson promoted Januzaj to the first-team and he was registered with the number 44 jersey; he did not feature in the remainder of the season, but he was an unused substitute in the final game of the season away to West Bromwich Albion. Due to his performances during the season, Januzaj won the 2013 Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year award
The Englishsport reported that Januzaj made his competitive debut for Manchester United against Wigan Athletic on the 11th of August 2013 in the Community Shield, coming on for Robin van Persie with six minutes left to play. And the player made his Premier League debut a month later, coming on as a 68th-minute substitute for Ashley Young in a 2–0 home win over Crystal Palace on 14 September. As per the report, on the 5th of October 2013, in what was his first start for the club, Januzaj scored twice as United came from behind to claim a 2–1 victory away to Sunderland.
Loan to Borussia Dortmund
Adnan Januzaj was however loaned to German club Borussia Dortmund on a season-long deal on the 31st of August 2015. And on the 6th of January 2016, he was recalled to United after only playing in 12 games for Dortmund in the first half of the season, starting three times.
Loan to Sunderland
According to ESPN report, on the 12th of August 2016, Januzaj agreed to join Sunderland on a season-long loan move from Manchester United, linking up with former Manchester United manager David Moyes. The player made his debut the following day, coming off the bench against Manchester City in a 2–1 defeat on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. In his third game for Sunderland against Shrewsbury Town, Januzaj scored his first goal for the team, a late winner.
A report from ESPN also confirmed that having failed to hold onto his place in the Manchester United squad, Januzaj signed a five-year contract with Spanish club Real Sociedad in July 2017. The player made his debut in La Liga on the 10th of September, starting in a 4–2 win at Deportivo de La Coruña, and scored his first goal on the 5th of November in a 3–1 home victory against Basque neighbours SD Eibar. The 27-year old player also scored in a draw with UD Las Palmas and was one of three nominees for La Liga Player of the Month. Again, he also scored a late equaliser against Atletico Madrid that proved vital to secure his team a European place.
Various sources reported that due to his Kosovan-Albanian parents and his Turkish grandparents, in 2013, media reported that Januzaj was eligible to represent several national teams – Belgium (through being born there and having a Belgian passport), Albania (through his Albanian descent) and Kosovo (which was not a FIFA member at that time and only a partially recognized independent state), as well as Serbia, Turkey and Croatia.
In the month of June 2013, the former coach of the Belgian under-18 and under-19 teams, Marc Van Geersom, declared that Januzaj had refused a call-up to the Belgian team a number of times, since he would prefer to play for Albania.
Mundo Diportivo reported on the 7th of October 2013 that former national team coach Marc Wilmots attempted to select Januzaj for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying games against Croatia and Wales, but Januzaj refused the call-up, saying he still needs to make a choice.
The report has it that on the 23rd of April 2014, Wilmots announced that Januzaj had committed himself to the Belgian national team. However, this message was confirmed the day itself by Januzaj’s manager Dirk De Vriese. And on the 13th of May 2014, Januzaj was included in Belgium’s 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Adnan Januzaj’s Net Worth
Report from the Forbes have it that his net worth is estimated at €13,000,000 (£10,800,000)
Adnan Januzaj Salary
Adnan Januzaj signed a contract with Real Sociedad that nets him a whopping salary of 2.4 Million Euro (1.9 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns (€6,575) per day and ( €274) per hour!
FA Community Shield: 2013
Copa del Rey: 2019–20
FIFA World Cup third place: 2018
Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year: 2012–13
Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup Golden Ball: 2013