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. We review the rise of this top European wonder kid in our Jadon Sancho biography facts, childhood, personal life and net worth.
The youngster who is nicknamed ‘the Rocket’ performed so well for various youth teams that at just the age of 19, he’s fast becoming one of the players who several fans believe will take over the weighty responsibility of team leaders with excellent sportsmanship in the coming years.
Aside his enviable football activities which has made him the cynosure of football scouts and the media, Jadon Sancho’s hunger for success is one of the remarkable attributes that make him one of the unique stars that will surely redefine football in the 21st century.
Jadon Sancho Biography Facts
- Full Name: Jadon Malik Sancho
- Nicknames: The Rocket, Assist King
- Date of Birth: March 25, 2000
- Age: 22 years
- Place of Birth: Camberwell, England
- Nationality: English
- Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
- Weight: 76 kg
- Education: Crampton primary school, Harefield Academy
- Father: Sean Sancho
- Mother: N/A
- Siblings: N/A
- Occupation: Football (Soccer) Player
- Playing Position: Midfielder
- Current Team: Borussia Dortmund
- Jersey Number: #7
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
Jadon Sancho Childhood Story
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.
When he was really young, Jadon was an avid fan of 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.
As soon as he clocked 11, clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea began showing interest in Jadon, but he decided to stay at Watford because he could train well and still attend school.
He began watching closely videos of stars such as Neymar and Ronaldinho, which led him to become a good ball entertainer. His ball entertaining abilities was one of the several features that attracted scouts to him.
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.
Jadon Sancho Profile
Borussia Dortmund (2017-present)
In 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 National Team Career
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.
Jadon Sancho Net Worth
Though there’s no fixed estimate as to Jadon Sancho’s net worth, the youngster who was bought for €8 million by Borussia Dortmund is currently worth as much as €222 million in market value. He is reportedly earning a salary of $11,374 per annum.
Jadon Sancho Personal Life
A youngster with a bright future, Jadon Sancho’s personal life is not known to the public.