Jadon Malik Sancho born March 25, 2000, is a professional associative footballer from England who plays for the German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund. One of the best young stars with a bright prospect in Europe, Sancho has been on the radar of several European top-flight clubs. This is as a result of his youthful vigour complemented by his amiable football prowess.
Born on March 25, 2000, in the Kennington district of South London, Jadon Sancho’s parents are from Trinidad and Tobago. They emigrated to England in order for their son, Jadon to be born in the country. Jadon’s father worked as a security guard
Jadon at an early age was an avid fan of the English football club, Chelsea. At a very tender age, Jadon had shown great interest in football that his headteacher at his primary school in London, Crampton primary school, had been convinced that he’ll go on to become a football sensation
Jadon became involved with his school’s local football team, and when he was back home from school, he developed his football antics by playing with his peers in backstreet alleys and in the street. On a particular day, when Jadon visited his friends who are currently professional footballers, Reiss Nelson and Ian Carlo Poveda. The trio went out to play soccer, when Sayce Holmes-Lewis, a London football coach noticed the trio and was impressed by their skills and thus made the decision to connect the youngsters to pursue a career in football.
As a result of Sayce Holmes-Lewis connecting Jadon to football scouts, he began playing for Watford but had to move to a facility provided by Watford as it was difficult to move from Kennington to the Watford’s training centre. Jadon thus began to attend Harefield Academy. Sayce Holmes-Lewis coached Jadon and his friends and led them to win a prestigious U-11 tournament at a London football tournament
Building Football Career
Manchester City Youth Team
In March 2015, Jadon at age 14 moved to Manchester City for about £66,000. At City, Jadon continued in good form, and the club had high expectations for him. City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak declared that young Jadon will be fast-tracked to join the senior team. Jadon really looked forward to that, and as City was set to embark on their US summer tour in 2017, he refused to join the team, without a contract that assured him that he’ll get playing time. The move stunned City’s coach, Pep Guardiola, who had already prepared a contract for Sancho. As a result of this disagreement, he sorts to look for an alternative where he will be recognized for his hunger for success.
August 2017, Jadon finalized a contract with Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund paid about £8 million for the youngster and he was included in the first team.In October 2017, he debuted for the club and became the first English player to feature for Borussia Dortmund. He grabbed his first goal for Dortmund in April 2018
In the summer of 2018, he went on a US tour with Dortmund and played against his former side, Manchester City. Jadon played really well and contributed to his side’s 1-0 win over City. He went on to sign a deal with Dortmund which will see him stay at the club until 2022. In October 2018, he grabbed his first Bundesliga Player of the Month honour, after he scored twice in a Bundesliga match, which made him the youngest Dortmund player to do so and the first player born in the 2000s to achieve the feat. He also became the first player born in the 2000s to score in the UEFA Champions League.
Jadon continued in amazing form, which earned him the title “Assist King” in the Bundesliga. At the conclusion of the 2018/19 season, he was part of the Bundesliga Team of the Season. He went on to win the DFL-Supercup with Dortmund. He also signed a new deal with Dortmund in the 2019/20 season.
Jadon Sancho has played for various England youth teams. He won the Player of the Tournament at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He participated in the group stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. He was promoted to the Senior team in October 2018, when he participated in the UEFA Nations League match against Croatia. In March 2019, he played for England in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against the Czech Republic.