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 30)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Playing position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
IFK Göteborg
Number 89
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)
2017–2019 AGF 68 (15)
2019– IFK Göteborg 17 (1)
National team
2012 Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 2 July 2020

Tobias Sana (born 11 July 1989) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a winger for IFK Göteborg in Allsvenskan.

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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.

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.

AFC Ajax

On 1 August 2012, Sana signed a three-year deal with Dutch giants AFC Ajax. IFK Göteborg received €350,000 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]

Malmö FF

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

AGF

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

IFK Göteborg

On 10 August 2019, Sana signed a three-year contract with IFK Göteborg and by doing so returned to the club he played for between 2009 and 2012. [4] [5]

International career

Born to a Burkinabé father and a Swedish mother, Sana has been eligible to represent either Burkina Faso or Sweden on international level. He 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. [6]

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. [7] His younger brother Muba is also a footballer and plays for BK Häcken since 2012. [8]

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. [9] [10] [11]
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 [11]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Sweden 201220
Total20

Honours

Club

Ajax [12]

Malmö FF [12]

AGF [12]

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