Bukayo Ayoyinka Temidayo Saka is a professional footballer from England, born on 5th September 2001. He plays as a right winger for Arsenal, a Premier League club, as well as for the England national team. He is recognized as one of the best young wingers in the world.
Saka has played for Arsenal throughout his entire career with the first-team club. During his time there, he has won an FA Cup and two FA Community Shields, gradually establishing himself as one of the most impactful players for Arsenal. He was named Arsenal’s Player of the Season after both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
Saka played for England at various youth levels before debuting for the senior team in October 2020. He was selected for England’s squad in UEFA Euro 2020, where they finished as runners-up, and for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
He is currently the leading goalscorer, assister, and appearance-maker. In August 2022, he became the second youngest player in the team’s history to make 100 Premier League appearances. Additionally, in March 2023, he won the Premier League Player of the Month award.
Bukayo Saka Early life
Bukayo joined the Hale End Academy of the Arsenal Football Club when he was eight years old. He progressed through the system and eventually made his first-team debut under Unai Emery at the age of 17. Bukayo was named Arsenal Player of the Year in both 2021 and 2022.
Saka is a seasoned international player who has been representing his country since October 2020. He made his mark in his second major tournament in 2022, scoring three impressive goals at the Qatar World Cup and playing a crucial role in England’s journey to the quarterfinals.
Bukayo’s exceptional performance in the Premier League earned him a nomination for the Young Player of the Year award. His talent did not go unnoticed by the club, who signed him on a new long-term contract in May 2023.