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Bukayo Saka Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Bukayo Saka|
|Real Name:||Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||5 September 2001 (21 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ealing, Greater London|
|Marital Status:||In a Relationship|
|Net Worth:||$3.2 Million|
Bukayo Saka Biography
The younger of two children, Saka was born in Ealing, Greater London, to Yoruba Nigerian parents Adenike and Yomi Saka. Before attending Greenford High School, he attended Edward Betham Church of England Primary School. In Greenford High School, he earned four A*s and three As, which are excellent GCSE scores. Saka was a youth football player for the nearby team Greenford Celtic before signing for Arsenal.
His name, “Bukayo,” means “adds to happiness” in the Yoruba language spoken in southern Nigeria. He represents the England national team and Premier League club Arsenal as a right winger and is recognized as an English professional football player. Saka is regarded as one of the best young footballers in the world and is well renowned for his attacking incisiveness and creativity.
Saka was born in London into an upper-middle-class family. His parents, one sibling, and many other relatives made up his family. His maternal grandfather is reported to be a successful businessman in Lagos.
Yomi and Adenike Saka, his parents, came to London as economic migrants from Nigeria. In a conversation, Saka emphasized the contribution of his father, Yomi, to his football career: “I find a lot of motivation in him. He has always kept me grounded and humble since I was a child.”
His father has a business in Harling, England. His mother, Adenike Saka, is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and holds a Certificate in Accounting from the University of West London. She is a Telefonica’s UK Smart Metering and Implementation Program member and works for O2 as a Project Accountant-SMIP.
He is the younger of two children and has a brother called Abayomi. Before pursuing a career in administration, Abayomi was also seen as an ambitious footballer at Watford.
Bukayo Saka is more recognized for his inventiveness and cutting-edge attacking style while playing football. He is one of the world’s top youth football players. He rose through the Arsenal’s Youth Program, and Academy ranks to become one of the team’s most important players. He has helped the club win the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield, and if they finish the current 22–23 season on top of the standings, they will win the EPL. He was additionally awarded Arsenal’s player of the year in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In addition, Bukayo Saka has played in 27 youth matches for England and has six goals to his credit. He competed for his country at the under-16,17,18, and 21 levels.
Eventually, on 1 June 2021, he was named to the 26-man team for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. Then, in a friendly game, he scored his first goal for his country’s senior team against Austria on 2 June 2021. He was also a member of England’s 26-man World Cup roster for 2022.
Kieran Trippier was replaced by Saka in the competition final on 11 July against Italy. After the end of regulation time and extra time, Saka was selected to take the team’s fifth penalty in the ensuing shootout, marking his first senior-level penalty kick. Italy won the shootout and the tournament because goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma stopped Saka’s attempt. After missing the penalty, Saka encountered online racial harassment.
In a post on Instagram on 15 July, Saka stated that he “knew the kind of hate instantly” he would see once his penalty was lost. Saka continued, “… and that is a sad fact that your powerful platforms are not doing much to stop these messages.”
Thierry Henry is his all-time favorite football player. Even when he scores, he mimics his famous goal celebrations. He had acknowledged Alexis Sanchez as an influence, noting that he wanted to copy Sánchez’s boots when he was an academy player. However, Saka listed David Luiz as one of his former colleagues who most aided him throughout his career, adding “he went out of his way” to assist many Arsenal young players “on and off the field.”
Saka earned the Men’s Young Player of the Year honor at the 2023 London Football Awards on 13 March 2023.
He is a Christian and is always said to read his Bible every night
He is said to be in a relationship with Tolami Benson. She is a Social Media Influencer, Model, and Tik-Tok Star. He hasn’t come out to confirm the reports though.
The estimated net worth of Bukayo Saka is $3.2 million. He committed to a five-year, £52 million contract with Arsenal, earning £200,000 weekly. He is also well known for landing endorsement deals with prestigious brands like New Balance, which support his finances.
Saka isn’t known for being flamboyant or lavish, although he does possess a few expensive cars. Among other automobiles, he has been seen driving a White Lamborghini.
In November 2019, he purchased a mansion in leafy Hertfordshire. He is also rumored to hold other properties in London and Nigeria.
Saka joined Arsenal’s Hale End academy when he was seven years old after previously playing for Watford’s youth squads. From 01/07/2017 to 30/06/2021, he was promoted to the Arsenal FC Under 18 Academy. Then, from 01/07/2018 to 30/06/2021, he was promoted to the Arsenal FC Under 21 Academy. Then, from 01/07/2018 to 01/01/2021, he was promoted to the Arsenal Under 23 Academy. Finally, on 01/07/2018, he was called up to the First Team, though he spent the majority of his early First Team days on the bench.
As an Aaron Ramsey replacement in the 68th minute of Arsenal’s UEFA Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava on 29 November 2018, Saka made his first-team debut. When Arsenal played Qaraba on 13 December in the Europa League, Saka made his full home debut. Saka made his Premier League debut on 1 January in a 4-1 victory over Fulham after replacing Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minute. He participated in a Premier League game for the first time as a player born in 2001. On 20 August 2022, he made his 100th Premier League appearance in the 3-0 victory over Bournemouth, making him the second-youngest Arsenal player to accomplish that feat. So far, He has won the Arsenal Player Of The Season Twice.
He also played for England’s Under 17 team from 5 March 2018 to 31 August 2018, the Under 19 team from 11 September 2018 to 30 November 2019, and the Under 21 team from 26 August 2020 to 2 October 2020. He was finally called to the senior team on 5 September 2020 and continues playing for England. Saka is no longer able to represent Nigeria because he has played more than four times for England, which has become his country of nationality.