Jadon Malik Sancho was born on the 25th of March 2000, and he is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. The young playmaker is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the world, he is known for his trickery, game intelligence, pace, and use of feints in one-on-one situations.
The English-born star joined Watford at the age of seven. But it is recorded that due to issues with commuting across London to the club’s academy, he moved into accommodation provided by Watford and began attending their partner school Harefield Academy as a boarder, aged 11. So Jadon at the age of 14, told his Watford under-15s coach about his intention to play for England.
Still at that age, he moved to Manchester City in March 2015 for an initial fee of £66,000 under the Elite Player Performance Plan, potentially rising to £500,000 with add ons. The young star continued to impress in the City Academy and was one of a trio of players that City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, said would be fast tracked into the senior set up in May 2017. Jadon Sancho was omitted from City’s pre-season tour squad due to a dispute over assurances of playing time in a new contract in the month of July. However, it was subsequently reported that he was attempting to engineer a move away from the club, and City were alarmed at Sancho’s attitude after he missed training following a pre-season tour.
On the 31st of August 2017, Jadon Sancho signed for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million and was immediately included in the first-team squad. The playmaker later stated that he felt confident in making the move abroad due to his previous experiences in relocating with Watford and Manchester City. It is recorded that he made his debut for the club against Eintracht Frankfurt on the 21st of October, coming on as a substitute with six minutes left of the match, becoming the first Englishman to play a Bundesliga match for Dortmund. Jadon Sancho made his first league start for Dortmund on 14 January 2018, hitting the woodwork in a goalless draw with VfL Wolfsburg. Jadon Sancho scored his first professional goal on 21 April. It was the first goal in a 4–0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and he also assisted two other goals in the same match.
Jadon Sancho’s success continued ahead of the 2019–20 season, with him providing an assist and scoring in a 2–0 DFL-Supercup victory over Bayern Munich on 3 August 2019. Subsequently that month, Sancho agreed a new contract with Dortmund. His goal in Dortmund’s 3–3 draw with RB Leipzig on 17 December meant he had scored in seven consecutive games for the club (including in Champions League matches against Barcelona and Slavia Prague), bringing his tally up to 15 goals and 16 assists in the calendar year of 2019. As a matter of fact, his three goals and three assists in five league matches during February 2020 saw him named Bundesliga Player of the Month for the second time in his career.
The young star scored a brace in a 4–1 win over RB Leipzig in the 2021 DFB-Pokal Final on the 13th of May 2021.
According to BBC sport report, it was announced that Manchester United and Dortmund had reached an agreement for Sancho’s transfer on the 1st of July 2021, subject to him signing a contract and passing a medical, both of which were expected to happen after UEFA Euro 2020. The report has it that the transfer was completed on the 23rd of July, after Sancho signed a five-year contract with the option of a further year. Following his signing, he was given the number 25 shirt last worn by Odion Ighalo. Then on the 14th of August, the young star made his debut as a substitute for Daniel James in a 5–1 home league win over rivals Leeds United. The young star scored his first goal for the club on the 23rd of November, against Villarreal to secure a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League. After a frame of five days, he scored his first Premier League goal against Chelsea after Jorginho miscontrolled a long clearance from Bruno Fernandes, allowing Sancho to take advantage of a two-on-one with Édouard Mendy.
It is recorded that Jadon Sancho has been capped by England youth teams, at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels. As per BBC.
Due to Jadon Sancho’s impressive start to the 2018–19 season, he was called up to the England senior squad for the first time on the 4th of October 2018 in preparation for UEFA Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain. The young star made his debut as a 78th-minute substitute against Croatia on the 12th of October, in a 0–0 away draw. Then on the 22nd of March 2019, Sancho started his first competitive match for England in their 5–0 win over the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium for a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match. Jadon Sancho scored his debut goals for the senior team, a brace during the September internationals, in a 5–3 home victory over Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier on 10 September.
However, on the 11th of July 2021, Jadon Sancho was brought on as a 120th-minute substitute for Kyle Walker during the UEFA Euro 2020 Final against Italy. The young star took England’s fourth penalty in the subsequent shoot-out, which was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. Due to the 3–2 loss on penalties, Sancho along with Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were subjected to racially abusive messages on social media.
Jadon Sancho’s salary
As per report, Manchester United was able to offer him a salary that was significantly more than its other players. As a result, the England international reportedly signed a $437,255 a week at Old Trafford, which works out to $10.3 million per year.
Jadon Sancho’s net worth
According to the Forbes update, Jadon Sancho has accumulated a net worth of $8 million, the majority of which was earned from his career as a professional footballer. The ESPN report has it that although he has only played one complete season at the professional level, he has swiftly become one of the top young players in the world, which means that his salary will increase in future.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2017
UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up: 2017
UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020
UEFA Nations League third place: 2018–19
UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player: 2017
UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2017
Bundesliga Player of the Month: October 2018, February 2020, February 2021
Bundesliga Goal of the Month: February 2019
Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2018–19, 2019–20
kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2018–19, 2019–20
VDV Newcomer of the Season: 2018–19
VDV Team of the Season: 2018–19, 2019–20
Goal.com NxGn: 2019
DFB-Pokal top goalscorer: 2020–21