Malang Mamadou William Georges Sarr was born on the 23rd of January 1999, and he is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Chelsea. Sarr has also represented France at the youth international level. An academy graduate of Nice, Sarr scored on his senior debut in 2016 and made over 100 appearances for the club.
The young defender joined the local side OGC Nice at the age of six. According to his career statistics, he spent the next 12 years in the club’s academy before making his Ligue 1 debut for the club on the 14th of August 2016 against Rennes, aged 17. The player scored the winning goal for his team in the 60th minute, heading home from a Jean Michaël Seri free-kick. After he scored the goal, he became the second-youngest player to ever score on debut in Ligue 1, behind Nigerian international Bartholomew Ogbeche. However, it was noted that after the match, Malang Sarr dedicated his goal to the victims of the 2016 Nice terror attack. Before the kick-off, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of the victims with both Nice and Rennes wearing unique commemorative shirts bearing the names of those who had died.
Malang Sarr was named by the CIES Football Observatory as the world’s fifth-most promising footballer under the age of 20 in the month of February 2018. Competing with Maxime Le Marchand and new loan signing Marlon, the young star saw his game time slightly reduced but still managed to record 29 appearances across all competitions for the campaign.
On the opening day of the 2019–20 Ligue 1 campaign on the 10th of August 2019, Malang Sarr made his 100th appearance for Nice across all competitions when he started in a 2–1 win over Amiens. Malang’s contract expired on 30 June 2020 and subsequently became a free agent.
According to the report from BBC, it was made clear that Chelsea announced the signing of Sarr on a five-year deal on the 27th of August 2020.
2020–21 season: Loan to Porto
Malang Sarr joined the Portuguese side, Porto, on loan for the rest of the 2020–21 season on the 6th of October 2020. Then on the 21st of October 2020, the young defender made his Porto debut during their UEFA Champions League group stage tie with Manchester City, featuring for 80 minutes before being replaced by Evanilson in the 3–1 away defeat. As per an ESPN report, Sarr went on to score his only goal for the club in a Taça da Liga tie against Paços de Ferreira in December 2020, netting the opener in their 2–1 victory. The young talented defender went on to feature 19 times in all competitions for the Dragões before returning to Chelsea ahead of the 2021–22 campaign.
2021–22 season: Return from loan
It was reported that after his proposed loan moves to Germany, Italy and France reportedly collapsed, Sarr opted to stay at Chelsea and was subsequently given the number 31 jersey for the forthcoming 2021–22 campaign. And according to TalkSport, on the 22nd of September 2021, Sarr made his Chelsea debut during a 1–1 draw in the EFL Cup against Aston Villa, featuring for the full 90 minutes as the Blues progressed to the fourth round following a 4–3 penalty shootout victory. After a period of one month, he made his Premier League debut against newly-promoted Brentford due to the unavailability of Antonio Rüdiger and Thiago Silva, playing the full 90 minutes and keeping a clean sheet during the 1–0 victory.
Malang Mamadou William Georges Sarr was an extra-time substitute as Chelsea won the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup title, beating Palmeiras on the 12 of February 2022. The 23-year-old was also a substitute in the semi-final game against Al-Hilal.
Playersupdate reported that Malang Sarr has represented France at various youth levels and in September 2016, Sarr was named as the captain of the 20-man France U18 squad by manager Bernard Diomède for the 2016 Limoges Tournament. And in 2018, he confirmed that he had been approached by the Senegalese Football Association to represent the nation but stated that he had hoped to achieve greater things with France.
Malang Sarr’s Net Worth
The 23-year old makes a living as a professional football player. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements are all sources of money for him. According to Forbes update, his predicted net worth in 2022 is between $1 and $5 million, with a salary of £6.2 million. His current market worth is estimated to be around €6 million.
Malang Sarr’s Salary
The young star signed a 5 year / £31,200,000 contract with the Chelsea F.C., including an annual average salary of £6,240,000.
FIFA Club World Cup: 2021
FA Cup runner-up: 2021–22
EFL Cup runner-up: 2021–22
Other Facts About Malang Sarr
Celebrated Name: Malang Sarr
Age: 22 Years
Nick Name: The potential Paolo Maldini
Birth Name: Malang Mamadou William Georges Sarr
Birth Date: 1999-01-23
Profession: Football Player
Birth Nation: France
Parents: Nice, France
Career Start: 2005
Father: Mr. Mamadou Sarr
Mother: Mrs. Mamadou Sarr
Brothers: Idriss (half-brother) and some other brothers
Marital Status: Single
Height: 6 ft. 0 inches
Body Type: Alethic
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Source of Wealth: Football Career
Net Worth: $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary: £6.2 Million
Current Team: Chelsea
Jersey Number: 31