Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka was born on 5th September 2001 to the family of Yomi Saka and Adenike Saka in London Borough of Ealing, United Kingdom. Saka is an English professional footballer. He plays the role of a winger, left-back, or midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national football team.
Saka is popularly known for his attacking penetrative and outstanding creativity, and is often considered one of the best young football players in the world.
Saka has spent his entire first-team club career with Arsenal and has won an FA Cup and an FA Community Shield, progressively becoming one of Arsenal’s most prolific and influential players.
Between the 2020–2021 and 2021–2022 seasons, he was named as Arsenal’s player of the season.
Saka represented England at various youth levels before making his appearance for the senior team in October 2020. He was part of England’s squad at the UEFA Euro 2020 and represented the nation at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
|Full Name:||Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka|
|Current club:||Premier League club Arsenal, the England national football team|
|Born:||September 5, 2001|
|Place of Birth:||London Borough of Ealing, United Kingdom|
|Height:||5 feet 10 inches|
|Parents:||Yomi Saka (father) and Adenike Saka (mother)|
|Wife • Spouse:||Tolami Benson|
|Zodiac sign: Virgo|
|Net Worth:||$4 million.|
Early Life & Education
Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka was born on 5th September 2001 to the family of Yomi Saka and Adenike Saka in London Borough of Ealing, United Kingdom.
Saka was the younger of two children.
Saka started playing football as early as seven, then he joined Arsenal’s Hale End Academy.
Saka attended Edward Betham Church of England Primary School before proceeding to Greenford High School, where he gained high grades in his GCSEs, exceedingly excellently with four A*s and three As. Pertaining to joining Arsenal, Saka played youth football for local club Greenford Celtic. His parents emigrated to London from Nigeria as economic migrants. In an interview, Saka stated the importance of his father, Yomi, in his footballing career: “He’s a massive inspiration for me. From when I was young, he always kept me grounded, kept me humble.”
His name “Bukayo” originates from the Yoruba language spoken in southern Nigeria, meaning “adds to happiness”
In an interview Arsenal U16 coach Trevor Bumstead stated; thus, “Bukayo always stood out in the younger teams. He was a fantastic decision maker. He knew when to beat people and when to pass, as well as having brilliant physical outstanding attributes and really good character and personality. As soon as Saka turned seventeen (17) years old, Saka was given a professional contract by Arsenal and promoted to the under-23 side.
Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka grew up with his only sibling named Abayomi, who was also aspiring footballer at Premier League side, Watford before leaving to pursue a professional career..
His father was a businessman, who base in Harling and the mother a chartered accountant in the united kingdom. rumor has it that Saka is in a relationship with Tolami Benson and they currently do not have any child. His favourite footballer of all-time is Thierry Henry and he cites Alexis Sánchez as an influence, accordinging to Saka he even tried to copy Sánchez’s boots when he was an academy player.
Among past teammates, Saka said David Luiz helped him the most in his career, saying “he went out of his way” to help a lot of Arsenal youngsters “on and off the pitch.”
Saka is a committed Christian and according to him, he said that he reads the Bible every night.
Saka has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 level.
In May 2018, he was included in the England under-17 squad as they hosted the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
The hosts were eliminated by the Netherlands at the semi-final stage on a penalty shoot-out, although Saka scored his spot kick.
In September 2018, Saka scored the winner for the England under-18 team in an away game against France. In November, Saka received his first call-up to the England under-19 team. He scored on his appearance at that age level in a 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Moldova.
On 4 September 2020, Saka made his appearance for the England under-21 team during a 6–0 victory away to Kosovo.
On 1 October, Saka was called up to the England senior squad for the first time, and made his international appearance as one of the starters in a 3–0 victory over Wales. Having played four times for England, Saka is now tied to England internationally and can no longer represent Nigeria.
On 1 June 2021, he was named in the 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.
On 2 June, in a friendly against Austria, Saka scored his first senior international goal, the only goal in a 1–0 win.
On 22 June 2020, he started in England’s third Euro group stage match against the Czech Republic, and was named the man of the match.
On 11 July, in the tournament final against Italy, Saka was brought on as a substitute for Kieran Trippier. Following full time and extra time, Saka was chosen to take the team’s fifth penalty during the subsequent shoot-out, his first penalty kick at senior level. Saka’s effort was saved by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and, as a result, Italy won the shoot-out and the tournament. Saka faced racist abuse online after missing the penalty. On 15 July, Saka said in an Instagram post that he “knew instantly the kind of hate” he was going to receive after his penalty was saved, adding: “… and that is a sad reality that your powerful platforms are not doing enough to stop these messages.”
On 23 September 2022, Saka was named England Men’s Player of the Year for the 2021–2022 season ahead of Declan Rice and Harry Kane, becoming the first Arsenal player to win the honour.
On 10 November, Saka was named in England’s 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He scored twice in a 6–2 victory over Iran on 21 November in England’s opening match at the tournament.
Saka has played a pivotal role for Arsenal, scoring some crucial goals as the Gunners aim to win their first league title since 2003–2004.
On 20 August 2022, he made his 100th Premier League appearance in the 3–0 win at Bournemouth, becoming the second youngest Arsenal player to reach that milestone.
On 9 October, he scored twice as Arsenal beat Liverpool 3–2, including the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 76th minute. That result put Arsenal on top of the table, where they would stay until mid-February.
On 22 January 2023, Saka scored Arsenal’s second as they came from behind to beat Manchester United 3–2, with that goal winning Arsenal’s Goal of the Month award for January. He scored Arsenal’s first equaliser against Aston Villa on 18 February, as they came from behind twice to win 4–2 at Villa Park. That win put Arsenal back on top, having been knocked off by Manchester City earlier in the week.
On 1st March 2023, Saka was among the team players that helped tore Everton apart in a 4-0 win.
Currently, there’s a rumor going on Extension of Saka’s contract with Arsenal.
Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka has worked as a Footballer right from youth. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka has an astonished net worth of $4 million.
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