Bukayo Saka


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2001 (22 years old)

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Ealing, England

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178 cm

65 kg



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£2,600,000 (£50,000 a week)

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Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka (born 5 September 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger, left-back, or midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team. Saka is known for his attacking incisiveness and creativity, and is often considered one of the best young football players in the world.

Saka has spent his entire senior career with Arsenal, where he has won an FA Cup and an FA Community Shield, progressively becoming one of Arsenal's most prolific and influential players. Following the 2020−21 and 2021−22 seasons, he was named as Arsenal's player of the season.

Saka has represented England at many youth levels, scoring six goals in 27 youth caps. He was first called up to the senior team on 1 October 2020 and made his debut in a friendly against Wales eight days later, starting the match which ended in a 3–0 victory.

Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka was born on 5 September 2001, in Ealing, London, England, to Yoruba parents Adenike and Yomi Saka, and was the youngest of two children. He attended Edward Betham Church of England Primary School before Greenford High School, where he gained high grades in his GCSEs, achieving four A*s and three As. Prior 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".

Saka 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 2018, Saka received his first call-up to the England under-19 team. He scored on his debut at that age level in a qualifier against Moldova.

On 4 September 2020, Saka made his debut for England U21s 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 debut 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. He started in England's third Euro 2020 group stage match on 22 June 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 player of the year for the 2021/22 season ahead of Declan Rice and Harry Kane, becoming the first Arsenal player to win the honour.

Saka was involved in the Amazon Original sports docuseries All or Nothing: Arsenal, which documented the club by spending time with the coaching staff and players behind the scenes both on and off the field throughout their 2021–22 season.

Asked what he would be if not a footballer, Saka said he would be a basketball player or an actor. His favorite actor growing up was Will Smith and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is his favorite show. His favorite footballer of all-time is Thierry Henry and he cites Alexis Sanchez as an influence, saying he even tried to copy Sanchez'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 also a devoted Christian.

Season Stats
7 appearances in the current 2023-2024 Season
3 goals scored in the current 2023-2024 Season

Career Honours

FA Community Shield


FA Community Shield


FA Cup


Career Milestones

Arsenal Player Of The Season

Arsenal Player Of The Season

FIFA World Cup Player Of The Match

Premier League Player Of The Match

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Former Senior Teams



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