26 Facts About Bacary Sagna


Bacary Sagna was born on 14 February 1983 and is a French former professional footballer who played as a right back and is mostly known for his time at Arsenal.


Bacary Sagna was part of the squad that won the Coupe de France in 2005.


Bacary Sagna played in the UEFA Cup in each of his three seasons with the club's first team, making a total of 17 appearances in the competition.


Bacary Sagna was voted into the Ligue 1 team of the season for his outstanding displays at the right back position.


Bacary Sagna played in the same Auxerre team as Abou Diaby, a future Arsenal teammate, and Watford centre-back Younes Kaboul.


Bacary Sagna established himself as one of the best full backs of the French top tier and thus became dubbed "Mr Reliable" by the club's fans.


Bacary Sagna was given the number 3 shirt, previously worn by former defender Ashley Cole.


Bacary Sagna struggled to replicate his form from the previous two seasons as injuries prevented him from contributing to the team in the same way.


On 1 January 2011, in a match with Birmingham City, he was involved in an incident where Lee Bowyer stamped on him after Bacary Sagna had gone in for a tackle.


Bacary Sagna sustained a leg break during a match against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur after a challenge by Benoit Assou-Ekotto forced him to land awkwardly.


On 29 January 2012, Bacary Sagna came off the bench against Aston Villa as an 89th-minute substitute to mark his comeback.


Bacary Sagna unfortunately sustained another leg break of the same leg in the final home match of the season against Norwich City, which ruled him out of UEFA Euro 2012 in June 2012.


On 9 February 2013, due to an injury to centre-back Laurent Koscielny during warm-ups, Bacary Sagna was forced to fill in as a central defender against Sunderland.


Bacary Sagna remained Arsenal's first choice right-back at the start of the season, fighting off competition from Carl Jenkinson.


Bacary Sagna said he did not sign a new deal with Arsenal because "the discussions did not go in the direction that he wanted".


Bacary Sagna was City's first signing of the summer and signed a three-year deal, taking the number 3 shirt.


Bacary Sagna left the club at the end of his contract in June 2017.


On 3 February 2018, Bacary Sagna signed with Serie A side Benevento Calcio for six months and a year in option.


On 8 August 2018, Bacary Sagna signed with Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer for the remainder of the 2018 season, with an option for 2019.


Bacary Sagna has previously represented the French under-21 team, with whom he participated at the 2006 European Under-21 Championship.


Bacary Sagna was not a candidate to join the French team at the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland as he was still recovering from the injury sustained in Arsenal's Premier League match at Chelsea in March 2008.


Bacary Sagna went on to become a regular in the French team's qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Bacary Sagna missed out on UEFA Euro 2012 with a broken leg.


Bacary Sagna was born in Sens, France to Senegalese parents.


On 31 March 2011, Bacary Sagna became an ambassador for Grassroot Soccer, an international non-profit that uses the power of football to educate, inspire, and mobilise communities to stop the spread of HIV.


Bacary Sagna is called "Bac" by the majority of his teammates.