Manuel Akanji

Swiss association football player

Manuel Obafemi Akanji (born 19 July 1995) is a Swiss football player. He plays as a defender for Borussia Dortmund and the Switzerland national team.

Manuel Akanji
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Akanji with Switzerland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Manuel Obafemi Akanji[1]
Date of birth (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Neftenbach,[2] Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 16
Youth career
2004–2007 FC Wiesendangen
2007–2014 FC Winterthur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Winterthur 37 (1)
2015–2018 Basel 42 (5)
2018– Borussia Dortmund 93 (3)
National team
2014 Switzerland U20 2 (0)
2014–2015 Switzerland U21 6 (0)
2017– Switzerland 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:48, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Switzerland" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2019.
  2. "Manuel Akanji: 10 things on Borussia Dortmund's new Swiss international defender". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website.
  3. https://www.bvb.de/Mannschaften/Profis/Manuel-Akanji