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Bacary

Sagna

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

89%

Touches

84

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 51/57
Touches 84
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Defender
Date of birth 14 February 1983
Place of birth Sens, France
Height (ft) 1.76m
Weight (st) TBC
International caps / goals 42 / 0
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 2 1
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 85% 89%
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Sagna:

City’s signing of French international right-back Bacary Sagna was confirmed by the club on 13 June 2014.

He officially joined from Arsenal on 1 July, signing a three-year contract.

Sagna brought with him extensive Premier League experience, having spent eight years at the Emirates Stadium, appearing on 213 occasions in the league for Arsene Wenger’s side.

During his time in North London, Bacary won the FA Cup last season and was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year twice - in 2007/08 and 2010/11.

An athletic, powerful full-back with an eye for an accurate cross, Sagna started his career at Auxerre where he came through the youth system to become one of Ligue 1’s most consistent defenders.

He played 121 games for the French outfit and was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season in his final year there before the Barclays Premier League came calling.

Wenger paid a fee thought to be in the region of £7m to take Sagna to the Emirates Stadium on 12 July 2007.

Seven sterling years of service followed – a time in which the defender became a firm fans’ favourite, thanks to his dependable and committed performances.

In all competitions, he played 284 games for the Gunners, scored five times and assisted 22 goals.

He also showed his versatility in North London, stepping in to play centre-back with distinction a couple of times when injuries demanded it.

Bacary could have represented Senegal at international level but when he accepted a call-up to France under-21s, he declared for the nation of his birth.

He appeared on 12 occasions for the under-21s, a number which includes four games in France’s run to the u21 European Championship semi-finals in 2006.

Sagna’s first senior international call-up arrived for a friendly match away at Slovakia on 22 August 2007.

Then-24-years old, Barcary came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 win and he’s since gone to win more than 40 caps, including appearances at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He missed out on Euro 2012 with a broken leg.

His first appearance at this summer’s World Cup came in France’s 0-0 draw with Ecuador in their final group match.

The Sens-born man inherited the City number 3 vacated by Maicon at the end of the 2012/13 season.

*Sagna’s last match for Arsenal was the FA Cup final. The "last match" stat above refers to his last match involving Manchester City

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