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Davinson Sánchez Mina (born 12 June 1996) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and for the Colombian national team. When he signed in for Tottenham in 2017 Sánchez was a club record signing, costing them around £42 million.

Davinson Sánchez
FWC 2018 - Round of 16 - COL v ENG - D Sánchez.jpg
Sánchez with Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Davinson Sánchez Mina[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Caloto, Colombia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 6
Youth career
América de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Atlético Nacional 26 (0)
2016–2017 Ajax 32 (6)
2017– Tottenham Hotspur 58 (1)
National team
2013 Colombia U17 2 (0)
2014–2015 Colombia U20 14 (0)
2016 Colombia Olympic 2 (0)
2016– Colombia 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:55, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Atlético NacionalEdit

As a youth, Sánchez played in the youth academy of América de Cali, but after his parents moved, he was transferred to Atlético Nacional, where he was educated under the wings of Juan Carlos Osorio.[4] The defender made his debut for the senior team on 27 October 2013, in a 0–1 loss to Boyacá Chicó. Osorio put the player in the starting lineup and he completed the entire match.[5]

On 2 March 2016, Sánchez scored his first goal for Nacional in a 3–0 victory over Sporting Cristal from Peru in the Copa Libertadores.[6] Due to his performances for Nacional, foreign clubs including Barcelona, Flamengo, and Ajax showed an interest in signing the player.[7][8] Barcelona made a formal offer to sign the player, but Sánchez declined the offer because he didn't want to start in FC Barcelona B, the reserve team.[9] He won the Copa Libertadores 2016 against Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle.[10]

AjaxEdit

In June 2016, Sánchez signed a five-year contract with Dutch side Ajax, until 2021.[11] The club paid a transfer fee of €5 million to Atlético Nacional.[12] A few days earlier, Ajax had signed Sánchez's compatriot Mateo Cassierra, thus making him the second Colombian in the squad. Sánchez joined his new team, after Nacional had finished its participation in the Copa Libertadores.[13] Sánchez debuted with Ajax on 13 August in a 2–2 tie with Roda JC Kerkrade, he started and played the 90 minutes. His first goal with the club was on 24 September against PEC Zwolle. On 8 May 2017, he was named as best player of the season for Ajax.[14]

Tottenham HotspurEdit

On 18 August 2017, Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur announced that they had agreed a move for Sánchez signing a six-year contract subject to a work permit, for a reported transfer fee of up to £42 million.[15] He made his debut on 27 August as a substitute for Mousa Dembélé in the 92nd minute in a 1–1 draw with Burnley.[16]

On 15 May 2018, Sánchez signed a new contract with Tottenham, keeping him at the club until 2024.[17]

On 10 February 2019, Sánchez scored his first goal for Tottenham in the Premier League game against Leicester City.[18]

On 1 June 2019, Sánchez was an unused substitute for Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League Final against Liverpool.[19]

International careerEdit

José Pékerman called up Sánchez for a training squad with the senior Colombia squad in February 2016.[20]

In May 2018, he was named in Colombia's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[21] In June 2018, he was named in Colombia's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[22] He played in all three group matches and their round of 16 match.[23]

In June 2019, he started in three of the four games in the 2019 Copa América, helped the team keep a clean sheet and beat Argentina for the first time in 12 years.[24] The team however lost in the quarter-final against Chile after a penalty shoot-out.[25]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 4 May 2019[26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Nacional 2013 Categoría Primera A 3 0 0 0 3 0
2014 Categoría Primera A 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2015 Categoría Primera A 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2016 Categoría Primera A 14 0 0 0 14[a] 1 2[b] 0 30 1
Total 26 0 3 0 14 1 2 0 45 1
Jong Ajax 2016–17 Jupiler League 1 0 1 0
Ajax 2016–17 Eredivisie 32 6 0 0 12[c] 0 0 0 43 6
2017–18 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 2[d] 1 0 0 2 1
Total 33 6 0 0 14 1 0 0 47 7
Tottenham Hotspur 2017–18 Premier League 31 0 2 0 0 0 8[d] 0 0 0 41 0
2018–19 Premier League 23 1 2 0 4 0 8[d] 0 0 0 37 1
Total 54 1 4 0 4 0 16 0 0 0 78 1
Career total 113 7 7 0 4 0 44 2 2 0 170 9
  1. ^ Appearances in the Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ Appearances in the Superliga Colombiana
  3. ^ Appearances in the Europa League
  4. ^ a b c Appearances in the Champions League

InternationalEdit

As of 3 July 2018[27]
Colombia
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
2017 6 0
2018 6 0
Total 13 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davinson Sanchez". L'Équipe. Paris. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of players: Colombia" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 5. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Davinson Sánchez – English". Ajax. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ "No hay título que se le resista a Davinson Sánchez". Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Atlético Nacional vs. Boyacá Chicó". Soccerway. 27 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Atlético Nacional vs. Sporting Cristal". Soccerway. 2 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Mercado da bola 2016: Flamengo espera anunciar dois zagueiros e um atacante nesta semana" (in Portuguese). Torcedores. 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Colombiaanse centrale verdediger tekent bij Ajax in plaats van FC Barcelona" (in Dutch). SoccerNews.nl. 1 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Barcelona loopt blauwtje: 'Hij heeft daar geen enkele zekerheid" (in Dutch). Voetbalzone. 27 May 2016.
  10. ^ https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2019/05/09/la-extraordinaria-carrera-de-davinson-sanchez-mundialista-campeon-de-copa-libertadores-y-finalista-de-europa-league-y-de-la-champions-league/
  11. ^ "Ajax contracteert Davinson Sánchez Mina" (in Dutch). Ajax. 21 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Ajax heeft tweede Colombiaanse aanwinst binnen". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 19 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Oficial: Atlético Nacional cede a Davinson Sánchez al Ajax, pero jugará Copa Libertadores" (in Spanish). HSB Noticias. 21 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Colombia's Davinson Sanchez 'player of the year' after 1st year at Dutch giants Ajax".
  15. ^ "Davinson Sanchez: Tottenham complete signing of Ajax defender on six-year deal". BBC Sport. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Davinson signs new contract". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 15 May 2018. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  18. ^ Wilson, Jeremy; Tweedale, Alistair (10 February 2019). "Spurs hold on to beat profligate Leicester after Jamie Vardy misses penalty with first touch". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  19. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48368443. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Pekerman calls-up local players with a view to WC qualifying". oximity.com. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – Final 23-man lists | Goal.com". Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  22. ^ "Colombia name World Cup squad". ESPN. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Colombia Results – 2018–19 | ESPN". ESPN. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  24. ^ Callaghan, Shane (16 June 2019). "'Immense': Tottenham fans react to Davinson Sanchez 'masterclass'". HITC.
  25. ^ Agence France-Presse (29 June 2019). "Alexis Sanchez scores winning penalty as Chile beat Colombia to reach Copa America semi-finals". The National.
  26. ^ "Davinson Sánchez profile". Soccerway.
  27. ^ "Sánchez, Davinson". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  28. ^ a b c d "Davinson Sánchez – Career Honours". Soccerway.
  29. ^ "2016/17: United win it for Manchester". UEFA. 30 May 2017.
  30. ^ McNulty, Phil (1 June 2019). "Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  31. ^ "Bosz genomineerd voor Rinus Michels Award". Ajaxshowtime.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

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