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Davinson Sánchez

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Name
D. Sánchez
Full name
Davinson Sánchez Mina
Date of birth
12 June 1996 (age 24)
Birth country
Colombia
Birth place
Caloto
Nationality
Colombia
Height
187 cm
Weight
81 kg
Position
Defender
Current team
Current transfer fee
45,000,000 €
Immediate family
Mother: Esther Mina ( See Biography )

Biography and family

Biography

Dávinson Sánchez Mina (born 12 June 1996) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and for the Colombian national team. Sanchez is Tottenham’s club record signing, costing them around £42 million.

As a youth, Sánchez played in the youth academy of América de Cali, but after his parents moved he transferred to Atlético Nacional, where he was educated under the wings of Juan Carlos Osorio. 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.

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. Due to his performances for Nacional, foreign clubs including Barcelona, Flamengo, and Ajax showed an interest in signing the player. 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. He won the Copa Libertadores 2016 against Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle.

Career

Club career

Atlético Nacional

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. 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.

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. Due to his performances for Nacional, foreign clubs including Barcelona, Flamengo, and Ajax showed an interest in signing the player. 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. He won the Copa Libertadores 2016 against Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle.

Ajax

In June 2016, Sánchez signed a five-year contract with Dutch side Ajax, until 2021. The club paid a transfer fee of €5 million to Atlético Nacional. 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. 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.

Tottenham Hotspur

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. He made his debut on 27 August as a substitute for Mousa Dembélé in the 92nd minute in a 1–1 draw with Burnley.

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

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

National career

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

In May 2018, he was named in Colombia’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

In June 2018, he was named in Colombia’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He played in all three group matches and their round of 16 match.

Awards and achievements

Awards
x 1 Eredivisie (2nd Place) 2016/2017
x 4 Primera A (Winner) 2015 Clausura, 2014 Apertura, 2013 Clausura, 2013 Apertura
x 1 Eerste Divisie (2nd Place) 2016/2017
x 2 Copa Colombia (Winner) 2013, 2012
x 2 Superliga (Winner) 2016, 2012/2013
x 2 Superliga (2nd Place) 2015, 2014
x 1 Olympics Intercontinental Play-offs (Winner) 2016 Rio de Janeiro
x 1 Sudamericano U20 (2nd Place) 2015 Uruguay
x 1 UEFA Champions League (2nd Place) 2018/2019
x 1 CONMEBOL Libertadores (Winner) 2016
x 1 UEFA Europa League (2nd Place) 2016/2017
x 1 CONMEBOL Sudamericana (2nd Place) 2014
x 1 Audi Cup (Winner) 2019
x 1 International Champions Cup (Winner) 2018

Statistics

Club statistics
League Season Club Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
Premier League 2020/2021 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 0 360 0/0/0
Premier League 2019/2020 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 29 0 0 2430 6/0/0
Premier League 2018/2019 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 23 1 1 1943 2/0/0
Premier League 2017/2018 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 31 0 0 2534 1/0/1
Eredivisie 2017/2018 Ajax Ajax 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
Eerste Divisie 2016/2017 Ajax II Ajax II 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
Eredivisie 2016/2017 Ajax Ajax 32 6 2 2764 2/0/0
Primera A 2016 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 14 0 1 1223 4/0/0
Primera A 2015 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 7 0 0 223 1/0/0
Primera A 2014 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 2 0 0 136 0/0/0
Primera A 2013 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 3 0 0 162 1/0/0
League Season Club Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
League Cup 2020/2021 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
League Cup 2019/2020 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
FA Cup 2019/2020 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 0 300 0/0/0
League Cup 2018/2019 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 0 280 1/0/0
FA Cup 2018/2019 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 0 169 1/0/0
League Cup 2017/2018 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
FA Cup 2017/2018 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 0 180 1/0/0
KNVB Beker 2016/2017 Ajax Ajax 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
Copa Colombia 2015 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 1 0 0 83 0/0/0
Copa Colombia 2014 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 2 0 0 180 1/0/0
League Season Club Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
UEFA Europa League 2020/2021 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 0 342 0/0/0
Club Friendlies 2020 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 5 0 0 450 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2018/2019 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 8 0 0 630 1/0/0
Club Friendlies 2018 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2017/2018 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 8 0 0 720 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2017/2018 Ajax Ajax 2 1 0 180 2/0/0
UEFA Europa League 2016/2017 Ajax Ajax 12 0 0 1110 4/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2016/2017 Ajax Ajax 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
National statistics
League Season National team Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
WC Qualification South America 2022 Colombia Colombia 2 0 0 180 1/0/0
Copa America 2019 Colombia Colombia 3 0 0 270 0/0/0
Friendlies 2019 Colombia Colombia 9 0 0 732 2/0/0
World Cup 2018 Colombia Colombia 4 0 0 390 0/0/0
WC Qualification South America 2018 Colombia Colombia 4 0 0 360 0/0/0
Friendlies 2018 Colombia Colombia 6 0 0 540 0/0/0
Friendlies 2017 Colombia Colombia 3 0 0 208 1/0/0
Friendlies 2016 Colombia Colombia 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
Sudamericano U20 2015 Davinson Sánchez Davinson Sánchez 8 0 0 720 1/0/0
World Youth Festival Toulon 2014 Colombia U21 Colombia U21 1 0 0 90 0/0/0