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Biography of Davinson Sanchez [Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth & Salary]

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Davinson Sanchez is amongst the best young defenders in world football right now. The 25-year-old Colombia international possesses aerial and ball-playing abilities required to become a great defender in the future.

Davinson Sanchez

Sanchez currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur under one of the great managers of the current generation, Jose Mourinho.

Hence, I wholeheartedly believe that he can fulfill his potential and become the best center-back in the world under Jose.

This article looks at the Spurs defender’s career, stats, net worth, and lifestyle.

Quick Facts

Full Name Davinson Sánchez Mina
Date of Birth 12 June 1996 
Birth Place Caloto, Colombia
Nick Name None
Religion Catholic
Nationality Colombian
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Age 26 years old
Height 1.87 meters (6 feet 2 inches)
Weight 81 kg (178 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Esther Mina
Siblings An elder sister, Angelica Sanchez, and a younger brother, Felipe Sanchez.
Education Unknown
Marital Status Married
Wife Daniela Reina (m. 2018)
Kids None
Profession Football player
Position Center-back
Teams Atlético Nacional (former)
Ajax (former)
Tottenham Hotspur (current)
Active Years 2013-present
Net Worth $3 million
Social Media Facebook, Twitter
Merch Jersey, Boots
Last Update June, 2022

Davinson Sanchez: Early Career & Life

Davinson was born on 12 June 1996 to Esther Mina and an unknown father in the town of Caloto in Colombia. Also, he grew up in a middle-class family, along with his two siblings.

Although Sanchez was born in a middle-class family, life as a young footballer was tough. On top of that, the Colombian regularly had to travel four hours daily to and from practice for his youth club, America de Cali.

A daily four-hour journey would be tough on anyone, let alone a young kid. As a result, Davinson was frustrated most of the time, which affected his relationship with his friends and family.

After a while, the former Ajax center back’s family decided to move to Medellin. As a result, his family had found a well-paying job in Colombia’s second-largest city. Due to the new job, their financial situation changed positively.

After arriving at Medellin, the defender joined the youth academy of Atletico Nacional, one of the country’s biggest and most famous clubs. Subsequently, Davinson’s whole life changed after joining the club.

Initially, Sanchez used to play as a central midfielder, but Atletico’s new coach Carlos Osorio converted him into a center-back ever since the Colombian operates as a center-back.

Eventually, Sanchez made a debut for the senior team in a 1-0 loss to Boyaca Chico on 27 October 2013. In fact, Davison was just 17 years old at the time.

Davinson Sanchez: Age, Height & Body Measurement

The Colombian international is 25 years old at the moment. On the other hand, Sanchez stands at 6’2″ tall, which is the average height for a central defender. Also, the defender has a well-built and robust physique.

Most of the top strikers in the world are tall, reliable, and fast. Therefore to cope with those aspects, an excellent defender needs to be quick and robust. In other words, Davinson ticks all the boxes required to become a great central defender.

Moreover, the Spurs defender is tall, quick, and reliable for a 25-year-old. At the same time, the central defender can spread long-range passes and come out of the defense with the ball.

Indeed, these abilities have made Sanchez one of the top young center-backs in the world at the moment.

Davinson Sanchez: Career (Club & International)

Even though the Colombian center-back has had a relatively short career, at 25 years, he managed to experience incredible moments in his career.

Nevertheless, being one of the highly-rated young defenders, I believe that Sanchez can write many more glorious stories in the world of football.

Club Career

To begin with, Davinson’s professional journey started as a 17-year-old when he earned his opportunity to play for the first team of his youth club, Atletico Nacional.

Likewise, the Tottenham defender played as a center midfielder for his previous club, but Sanchez shifted to center back when he joined Atletico.

Due to Sanchez’s impressive performance, especially the onlookers, Barcelona Football Club even offered him a deal at one point. The Colombian international declined the opportunity as the offer was to play for the club’s B team.

Nevertheless, the Colombian center-back never lost his focus amidst these transfer rumors and helped his team win the Copa Libertadores in 2016.

As a result, Davinson’s reputation grew even more as he played a vital role in clinching the prestigious cup.

A host of top European clubs vied for the talented central defender, but Ajax won his heart. It was because Ajax might be one of the biggest clubs that harbors budding talents. For this reason, the talented central defender joined Ajax.

Former players like Johan Cruyff, Frank Rijkaard, Dennis Bergkamp, Marco Van Basten, Edwin Van Der SaarClarence Seedorf, etc., had started their playing career at the Dutch giants.

Therefore, Davinson joined the club in June 2016 to follow the footballing greats’ footsteps before him.

Eventually, Sanchez adapted to life at Ajax like a duck to water. Added to that, the Amsterdam-based club played a possession-based style of football, which suited his ball-playing style.

Davison registered a pass success rate of nearly 90%, the best in the league that year. Not only was the Colombian international good with his feet, but he was also excellent in the air despite being a bit undersized for central defense.

Many top-level clubs from England, Spain, Germany, etc., wanted to sign the talented defender as he displayed match-winning feat week after week.

Thus, on 18 August 2017, the Ajax man signed on to represent Tottenham for a then club-record fee of  £42 million.

Accordingly, Sanchez made his debut for Spurs in a 1-1 draw with Burnley as a 92nd-minute substitute.

It was only a matter of time before the young defender scored his first goal for the club in a Premier League game against Leicester City on 10 February 2019.

Once again, the center-back adapted swiftly to life in a different country. In a short period at the club, Davison became a regular starter under then-manager Mauricio Pochettino. Due to excellent performances, the Colombian became a fan favorite in no time.

At the moment, Davinson is not getting plenty of playing time under the new manager Jose Mourinho mainly due to his recurring injuries.

On the contrary, I have complete confidence that the young center-back can bounce back and regain his starting place.

International Career

Sanchez got his first taste of international football when he was called up by the national team coach Jose Pekerman to train with the senior squad.

Above all, this was a defining moment in his career. It instilled confidence in Davison as his efforts were, in due course, rewarded.

In May 2018, the defender made it into Colombia’s preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Accounting for his commendable performances with Spurs, the center-back earned him a place in the final 25 man squad for the World Cup.

Davinson started all of his country’s matches as they faced defeat at England’s hands in the Round of 16. Despite the disappointment, the Colombian gained sufficient experience of playing at the international level.

In the 2019 Copa America, the Spurs center-half started three of four games for his country. Most notably, they beat Argentina for the first time in 12 years, in which Sanchez played a significant role. In the end, Chile knocked Colombia in penalties.

Injuries

Throughout his journey, Davinson Sanchez has faced numerous injuries. Initially, on November 6, 2018, he struggled with a hamstring injury and was out for fifty days. During the tenure, she missed out on twelve games.

Following it on May 5, 2019, Davinson again faced another injury and was out for 26 days, missing out on two of his games.

The same year, on September 12, 2019, he fell with an ankle injury. Hence, he was on the injured list for five days and missed out on a game.

Recently, on September 9, 2021, Davinson was kept on quarantine for eight days and missed out on a single game.

Achievements

Even though Davinson is only 23 years old, the center-half enjoys the trophy collection collected from his time at the national and club level. The list of accomplishments is as below:

At Atletico National

  • Primera A: Apertura 2013, Finalization 2013, Apertura 2014, Finalization 2015
  • 2012, 2013 Copa Colombia
  • 2016 Superliga Colombiana; 2014, 2015 runner-up
  • 2016 Copa Libertadores
  • 2016 Copa Sudamericana runner-up
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