Tobias Sana

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Tobias Sana
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Sana with Sweden in 2012
Personal information
Full nameTobias Tigjani Sana
Date of birth (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
AGF
Number 11
Youth career
Marieholm BoIK
0000–2007 Västra Frölunda IF
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2008 Qviding FIF 28 (2)
2009–2012 IFK Göteborg 53 (3)
2009Qviding FIF (loan) 7 (1)
2012–2015 Ajax 17 (4)
2013–2014Jong Ajax 26 (3)
2015–2017 Malmö FF 31 (1)
2017– AGF 59 (14)
National team
2012 Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 21 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2015

Tobias Sana (born 11 July 1989) is a Swedish footballer of both Swedish and Burkinabé descent who plays for AGF in the Danish Superliga.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Burkina Faso country in Africa

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. The July 2018 population estimate by the United Nations was 19,751,651. Burkina Faso is a francophone country, with French as the official language of government and business. Roughly 40% of the population speaks the Mossi language. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé. Its capital is Ouagadougou.

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Club career

Qviding FIF

Sana began his professional football career in 2007–2008, playing for Qviding FIF, having spent his youth years playing for Marieholms BoIK, followed by Västra Frölunda IF, from where he was recruited to play for Qviding FIF in the Swedish Division 1 Södra and Superettan, the third and second tier of Swedish professional football. He made 28 appearances in two years, in the regular season for the club from Gothenburg, scoring twice.

Superettan Swedens mens association football second division

Superettan is an association football league and the second highest league in the league system of Swedish men's football. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Allsvenskan and Division 1. Seasons run from April to October, with teams playing 30 matches each, totalling 240 matches in the season.

Gothenburg City in Västergötland and Bohuslän, Sweden

Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden, fifth-largest in the Nordic countries, and capital of the Västra Götaland County. It is situated by Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden, and has a population of approximately 570,000 in the city center and about 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area.

IFK Göteborg

In 2009 Sana signed with IFK Göteborg making his debut in the Allsvenskan league, the top tier in Swedish football. A special clause in his contract allowed for him to return to his former club on a loan basis in 2009, before fully committing himself to IFK Göteborg. During the first half of the 2012 season Sana was a first team regular and rated among many as one of the team's best players. Despite that, the team had a disappointing season and Sana only scored two goals and made no assists.

Allsvenskan Swedish mens association football top division

Allsvenskan is a Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs. It was founded in 1924, and is the top flight of the Swedish football league system, operating on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from late March or early April to the beginning of November, with the 16 clubs all meeting each other twice, resulting in a 30-match season, for a total of 240 matches league-wide.

AFC Ajax

On 1 August 2012 Sana signed a 3-year deal with Dutch giants AFC Ajax. IFK Göteborg received 350,000 euro for the right-winger. On 19 August 2012 Sana earned his first start for AFC Ajax and immediately paid back the support from the manager by scoring his first two Eredivisie goals, and earning himself the Man of the Match award. [2]

AFC Ajax Dutch association football team

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also known as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Historically, Ajax has been the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB Cups. It has continuously played in the Eredivisie, since its inception in 1956 and, along with Feyenoord and PSV, it is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated that competition.

IFK Göteborg association football club in Gothenburg, Sweden

Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg, commonly known as IFK Göteborg, IFK or simply Göteborg, is a Swedish professional football club based in Gothenburg. Founded in 1904, it is the only club in the Nordic countries that has won one of the main UEFA competitions, having won the UEFA Cup in both 1982 and 1987. IFK is affiliated with Göteborgs Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Gamla Ullevi. The club colours are blue and white, colours shared both with the sports society which the club originated from, Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna, and with the coat of arms of the city of Gothenburg.

In certain sports, such as football, field hockey, ice hockey, handball, rugby union, lacrosse and rugby league, winger is a position. It refers to positions on the extreme left and right sides of the pitch, or playing field. In American football and Canadian football, the analogous position is the wide receiver. Wingers often try to use pace to exploit extra space available on the flanks that can be made available by their teammates dominating the centre ground. They must be wary however of not crossing the touchline, or sidelines, and going out of play. In sports where the main method of scoring involves attacking a small goal in the centre of the field, a common tactic is to cross the ball to a central teammate.

Malmö FF

Swedish champions Malmö FF announced on 14 January 2015 that they had signed Sana on a four-year contract. [3]

Malmö FF association football club in Malmö, Sweden

Malmö Fotbollförening, commonly known as Malmö FF, Malmö, or MFF, is the most successful football club in Sweden in terms of trophies won. Formed in 1910 and affiliated with the Scania Football Association, Malmö FF are based at Malmö Stadion, Scania. The club have won the most Swedish championship titles, twenty, a record twenty-three league titles, and a record fourteen national cup titles.

AGF

On July 8, 2017, he signed a three-year contract with AGF, who play in the Danish Superliga.

Aarhus Gymnastikforening association football club in Denmark

Aarhus Gymnastikforening is one of the oldest sport clubs in Denmark. The club was founded in 1880, mainly with gymnastics but also fencing as the main sports. However AGF is best known for its football team, which was introduced in 1902.

International career

Having been eligible to represent either Burkina Faso or Sweden on international level, Sana chose to represent Sweden, his country of birth, receiving his first call up on 2 October 2012 to play in the World Cup qualifying matches against Faroe Islands and Germany. Not making an appearance against the Faroe Islands, he made his debut for Sweden on 16 October 2012 in the match against Germany, which ended in a 4–4 tie. His second appearance for Sweden came in the friendly match against England on 14 November 2012, which ended in a 4–2 win for Sweden. [4]

Career statistics

Tobias Sana playing for IFK Goteborg in 2009. Tobias Sana.jpg
Tobias Sana playing for IFK Göteborg in 2009.
Tobias Sana playing for Malmo FF against FC Salzburg in 2015. FC Salzburg vs. Malmo FF 07.JPG
Tobias Sana playing for Malmö FF against FC Salzburg in 2015.

Club

As of match played on 26 November 2018. [5] [6] [7]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Qviding FIF 2007 600060
2008 22200222
2009 710071
Total3530000353
IFK Göteborg 2009 50300080
2010 1112000131
2011 26030290
2012 11200112
Total5338000613
Ajax 2012–13 1341150195
2013–14 40000040
Total1741150235
Jong Ajax 2013–14 263263
Total2630000263
Ajax 2014–15 00000000
Total00000000
Malmö FF 2015 1903150271
2016 11130141
2017 10100020
Total3117150432
AGF 2017–18 32800213
2018–19 14310153
Total461110004711
Career total2082517210023527

International

As of 14 November 2012. [7]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Sweden 201220
Total20

Personal life

Sana was born in Sweden, his father is from Burkina Faso, and his mother is from Sweden. Sana holds dual citizenship, but plays for the Swedish national team. Burkina Faso expressed interest in adding the young footballer to their national squad, however Sana expressed his desire to play for the Swedish national team, being the country of his birth. [8] His younger brother Muba is also a footballer and plays for BK Häcken since 2012. [9]

Honours

Club

Ajax [10]
Malmö FF [10]
AGF [10]

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