Axel Mohamed Bakayoko

Axel Mohamed Bakayoko (born 6 January 1998) is a French professional footballer who plays as a winger for Swiss Super League club St. Gallen, on loan from Serie A club Internazionale.[1]

Axel Mohamed Bakayoko
Personal information
Full name Axel Mohamed Bakayoko
Date of birth (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
St. Gallen
(on loan from Internazionale)
Number 11
Youth career
2006–2008 OFC Pantin
2008–2014 Red Star
2014–2017 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Internazionale 0 (0)
2017–2018Sochaux (loan) 17 (1)
2017–2018Sochaux II (loan) 4 (0)
2018–St. Gallen (loan) 31 (4)
National team
2018– France U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2018

Club careerEdit

InternazionaleEdit

Bakayoko made his UEFA Europa League debut for the club on 8 December 2016 against Sparta Prague. He replaced Andrea Pinamonti after 80 minutes.[2][3]

Loan to SochauxEdit

He joined French club Sochaux on July 10, 2017 for a season long loan. He made his Ligue 2 debut on 28 July as a substitute replacing Aldo Kalulu in the 65th minute of a 2–0 home win over Bourg-Péronnas .[4] On 8 August he played in the first round of the Coupe de la Ligue in a 3–1 away defeat against Valenciennes, he was replaced by Florin Berenguer after 70 minute. .[5] On 19 September, Bakayoko played his first match as a starter in Ligue 2, a 1–0 away defeat against Le Havre, he was replaced by Thomas Robinet in the 74th minute.[6] On 6 February 2018, Bakayoko played his first match in Coupe de France as a substitute replacing Florian Martin in the 34th minute of a 4–1 home defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.[7] On 6 April he scored his first professional goal, as a substitute, in the 89th minute of a 3–2 home win over Orléans.[8] Bakayoko ended his loan to Sochaux with 19 appearances, 1 goal and 1 assist, he also played 4 matches in the reserve team in Championnat National 3.[9]

Loan to St. GallenEdit

On 17 July 2018, Internazionale announced that they had loaned out Bakayoko to Swiss club FC St. Gallen for the whole 2018/19 season.[10] Bakayoko had a good season with the Swiss side, playing 34 games for the club in that season, many of them on the right back although his normal position was on the wing.[11] At the end of the season it was confirmed, that Bakayoko would stay one more season at the club, still on loan from Inter.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Bakayoko is born in France and is of Ivorian descent.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 June 2018
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Inter 2016–17 Serie A 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Sochaux (loan) 2017-18 Ligue 2 17 1 1 0 1 0 19 1
Career total 17 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 20 1

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Inter Primavera

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "France - A. Bakayoko - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  2. ^ "Internazionale vs. Sparta Prague - 8 December 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  3. ^ Stefano Scacchi (December 9, 2016). "Eder per l'inutile successo Inter passa la sorpresa Hapoel Be'er Sheva". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 44.
  4. ^ "Sochaux vs. Bourg-en-Bresse - 28 July 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  5. ^ "Valenciennes vs. Sochaux - 8 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  6. ^ "Le Havre vs. Sochaux - 19 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  7. ^ "Sochaux vs. PSG - 6 February 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  8. ^ "Sochaux vs. Orléans - 6 April 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  9. ^ "France - A. Bakayoko - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  10. ^ AXEL BAKAYOKO JOINS FC ST. GALLEN ON LOAN, inter.it, 17 July 2018
  11. ^ Inter Owned Axel Bakayoko Will Remain At St. Gallen At Least Until June, sempreinter.com, 28 November 2018
  12. ^ Bakayoko bleibt beim FCSG, dieostschweiz.ch, 2 July 2019
  13. ^ http://www.fcsochaux.fr/fr/index.php/article/10076

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