Davinson Sanchez – Player Profile
At 21 years of age, Davinson Sanchez joined the Spurs defence as a centre-back (CB) from Ajax in August 2017.
With a young but albeit impressive start to his professional career, he debuted for Atletico Nacional at aged 17. In 2016 he made 30 appearances in all competitions, helping Atletico claim the prestigious Copa Libertadores for themselves that year.
After four seasons in Colombia with Atletico Nacional, he moved to Ajax in June 2017. The young centre-back made 47 appearances and bagged 7 goals for the club. During his time there, Sanchez was awarded the ‘Rinus Michels’ Player of the Year Award – an accolade previously won by Tottenham Hotspur’s own Jan Vertonghen in 2012.
Sanchez signed a 6-year contract for Spurs on the 18th August 2017. Sanchez impressed in his debut campaign for Spurs and started the 2018/19 campaign in good form for Spurs. He is equally comfortable in a back three or a back four.
Internationally, Davinson Sanchez has represented Colombia at U17, U20, and U23 levels, making his debut in the senior squad in November 2016 and appeared for his nation at the 2018 World Cup.
|Full Name||Davinson Sánchez Mina|
|Date of Birth||12th June 1996|
|Place of Birth||Caloto, Columbia|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.87 m)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2013 – 2016||Atletico Nacional – 26 League appearances, 17 Domestic Cup appearances (1 goal)|
|2016 – 2017||Jong Ajax – 1 League Appearance|
|2016 – 2017||Ajax – 33 League apps (6 goals), 14 European apps (1 goal)|
|National Team||Colombia – 13 appearances|
|Domestic Cup Appearances||2|
|European Cup Appearances||8|