LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius best known with the nickname “Sakinho“. Our Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis involves his early life & family background, education and career buildup, early career life, his road to fame story, rise to fame story, relationship, personal life, family facts and lifestyle etc.
Yes, everyone sees him as that baby-face looking winger with great footballing prospects. However, only a few consider Bukayo Saka’s biography which is quite interesting. Now without further ado, let’s begin.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Life and Family Background
Bukayo Saka was born on the 5th day of September 2001 to Nigerian parents in the city of London, United Kingdom. His parents are Nigerian immigrants who before he was born left Nigeria to settle in London in search of better living and more opportunities for their unborn children.
Upon his birth, his parents was named “Bukayo” which is a unisex name that means “Adds to happiness”. Bukayo is a name frequently used by the Yoruba tribe of southwest Nigeria. This by implication means that Busayo Saka has his family origin from the Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria.
Saka grew up in the UK capital city of London in a lower-middle class family background. His father and mother were like most Nigerian migrants who didn’t have the best financial education but did menial jobs and often times struggled with monies to take care of family needs both in UK and back in Nigeria.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Education & Career Buildup
Just like most Nigerians in London, Bukayo Saka’s family members were passionate about football. It was their love for football and the unquenching desire to uplift their standard of living that led to the consideration of Bukayo having football education in London.
Having football-loving parents who supported Arsenal, it is only natural for young Bukayo to focus his mind on making it to the club academy. It was Bukayo Saka’s dad who took the sole responsibility to ensure his son stay grounded and humble in his quest to secure a successful academy trial. In the words of Bukayo;
‘My dad was a massive inspiration for me. From when I was young, he always kept me grounded’
The application for Arsenal football academy in was only available for the truly talented students. Because his parents knew Bukayo had what it takes, they didn’t hesitate to apply. Thankfully Arsenal academy called and he proved his worth, passing their trials. At this time, the pride of his parents and family members knew no bounds.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Career Life
Saka started his career with Arsenal‘s Hale End academy wasn’t that easy as it was filled with lots of sacrifices from both him and his parents. In his words;
“It was quite a struggle for my parents to help me get here but they always gave their all and got me into training”
This struggle provided Saka with lots of motivation which helped him to work hard all the time and make sure he gave his best. Just like his teammates, Saka picked an idol. While others went with Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, etc, he picked former Swedish and Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg who was already a youth coach at the club.
As an U15 academy player, Freddie Ljungberg gave Bukayo Saka the best piece of advice. He helped Saka to remain humble and to work extra hard as he believed the little boy was in no time going to be a top player.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Road to Fame Story
Everything Freddie Ljungberg predicted about him came to pass. As Saka turned 17 years old, he was given a professional contract by Arsenal and promoted to the under-23 side. Also, after a series of impressive performances, Saka was also called into the club’s senior team.
While with the senior team, he began to look for an opportunity in a competitive game to ignite his career and fight off competition. Speaking of competition, displacing Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey was more of a bigger challenge than his fellow academy mate Reiss Nelson. The much-awaited turning point first came on the 2018/2019 Europa League Final where Saka first left his mark with an impressive performance.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Rise to Fame Story
The end of the 2018/2019 season saw both Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi leaving Arsenal for Juve and Everton respectively. This gave Bukayo the room to have lesser competition, with only one person in his cadre to compete for the left-wing position.
On 19 September 2019 saw Bukayo Saka having an edge in the rivalry between him and Reiss Nelson. Did you know?… On that day, he didn’t only score, he also provided two lovely assists as Arsenal won 3-0 against Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening group game of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. Below is a piece of video evidence.
When Bukayo Saka fulfilled his childhood dream of scoring his first Arsenal goal, he gave his dad a quick FaceTime Call. “I couldn’t speak to him because the coaches wanted me to get in the ice bath in order to recover quickly after the game. We just put our thumbs up to each other” He said.
Rather than crumble with an ordinary start, the left-winger went from strength to strength. At 18 years and 125 days old, Saka became the youngest Arsenal senior player starter in Premier League history to start a Man Utd vs Arsenal clash. He also amazed fans in the match by displacing Ashley Young.
As at the time of writing, Bukayo Saka is seen by most fans as the next beautiful promise to the Arsenal left-wing generation after Freddie Ljungberg. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Relationship Life
For being successful and rising to the huge demands of English football, it is certain that most fans must have asked if Bukayo Saka has a Girlfriend or wife. Yes! his cute baby-face looks coupled with his style of play would surely place him high for a girl’s boyfriend.
After several investigations, It appears Bukayo Saka is single (at the time of writing). We know that due to the un-forgiven nature of top-flight English football, Saka must have preferred to focus on his career rather than looking for a girlfriend or someone to be his wife.
At this moment, we can say that Saka has made a conscious effort to avoid any spotlight on his private life. This fact makes it difficult for bloggers like us to get information about his love life and dating history. However, it is still possible that he might have a girlfriend but prefers not to make it public, at least for now.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Personal Life
Getting to know Bukayo Saka Personal Life facts would help you get a better picture of his personality blend away from football affairs.
Getting to meet him, you’ll realize Bukayo Saka lives and applies a methodical approach to living an organized life. Also, he is a very friendly and down-to-earth person who gets open to fans a lot. While in training, he pays attention to the smallest of details and ensures that nothing is left to chance.
Back in Nigeria and even in the United Kingdom, Bukayo Saka’s friends and countrymen see him as a national treasure that should be protected at all costs. See the video below.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Family Life
Bukayo Saka is proud of his ancestry and Nigerian roots both in good and bad times. As the breadwinner, he is glad to have forged his family’s own path toward financial independence all thanks to FOOTBALL.
Bukayo Saka Family members and relatives; his mum, dad, brothers, sisters, uncle, aunt etc, are presently reaping the benefits of having their very own at the helms of English football affairs. At the moment, all of his family members and relatives have all made a conscious choice not to seek public recognition despite the numerous ways of connecting to social media.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – LifeStyle
Practicality on the pitch and pleasure off it are two different worlds for Bukayo Saka as far as his lifestyle is concerned. Although he believes making money in football is necessary, but his strong grounding has helped him to keep his finances in check and organized.
As at the time of writing, Bukayo Saka isn’t allowed to live a lifestyle easily noticeable by a handfull of pretty expensive cars, mansions etc.
In the modern football world of flash cars and lots of social media posts showcasing wealth and expensive lifestyles, we can say that Bukayo Saka is a refreshing antidote.
Bukayo Saka Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Untold Facts
He wasn’t the only Nigerians at the Academy: Arsenal FC Academy is fast becoming home to many players of Nigerian descent. Recently from the time of writing, the academy offered scholarship deals to four promising talent with Nigerian roots – From left to right includes Arthur Okonkwo, Armstrong Okoflex , James Olayinka and Xavier Amaechi.
Religion: As observed below, his Instagram caption reads “God’s Child” and this caption is similar to that of his teammate Joe Willock. For us, there is a high possibility that Bukayo Saka’s religion is Christianity.
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