27 Facts About Renato Sanches

1. Renato Sanches signed a five-year contract with German club Bayern Munich for €35 million on 10 May 2016, becoming the most expensive Portuguese player to leave the domestic league.

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2. Renato Sanches played with Portuguese national team at UEFA Euro 2016 and won the title.

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3. Renato Sanches has kept his personal life private and out of the spotlight.

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4. Renato Sanches was absent from the 35-man preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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5. Renato Sanches represented Portugal in the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, helping them reach the semi-finals, where they lost to eventual winners, England.

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6. Renato Sanches has skills that you don't see every day in the Bundesliga; that's why FC Bayern signed him.

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7. Renato Sanches stopped learning when he left Benfica and went to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

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8. Renato Sanches started just four league games and playing the entirety of only one.

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9. Renato Sanches convinced Benfica to take him after training with them for 15 minutes, but he initially had reservations about travelling to their academy in Seixal every day, on the other side of the Tagus river.

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10. Renato Sanches was born in the Hospital Amadora-Sintra in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, to a father named Renato Sanches, from Sao Tome and Principe, and a mother named Maria das Dores, from Cape Verde.

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11. Renato Sanches was the recipient of the 2016 Golden Boy Award.

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12. Renato Sanches scored one goal during the competition and won the Young Player of the Tournament as Portugal captured the title for the first time in their history.

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13. Renato Sanches made his full international debut in March 2016 and was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016 at age 18, making him the youngest Portuguese to play in an international tournament as well as the youngest player to win a UEFA Euro final.

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14. Renato Sanches is brought down by Cheikhou Kouyate deep inside the West Ham half and is.

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15. Renato Sanches is up next 83'—Kimmich gives Lewandowski exactly the cross he asks for: the Pole sends a fierce header AEK's way.

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16. Renato Sanches tipped to "explode" at Bayern Munich by Portugal team mate Nani.

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17. On 8 July 2016, the hospital where Renato Sanches was born published the document which proved he was born on 18 August 1997 at 15:25 local time.

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18. Renato Sanches requested Carvalho publicly apologise or face a lawsuit for defamation.

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19. Renato Sanches was called-up for UEFA Euro 2016, making him the youngest Portuguese to be selected for an international competition, breaking a record held by Cristiano Ronaldo for 12 years.

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20. On 18 March 2016, Renato Sanches was called up by Fernando Santos for the senior squad to play friendlies against Bulgaria and Belgium.

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21. Renato Sanches suffered hamstring injuries in two consecutive FA Cup matches in January 2018, and new manager Carlos Carvalhal allowed him to go home so the warmer weather could aid his rehabilitation.

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22. Renato Sanches was loaned to Swansea in order to play regularly in a strong league.

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23. On 31 August 2017, Renato Sanches joined Premier League club Swansea City on a one-year loan lasting until 30 June 2018.

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24. Renato Sanches had to compete with more experienced players like Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Xabi Alonso for playing time.

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25. Renato Sanches had been tracked extensively by Manchester United before joining Bayern, and their Portuguese former player Nani said they would regret not completing a transfer for him.

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26. Renato Sanches started training in football at Aguias da Musgueira at age eight, and joined Benfica's youth system in 2006 at age nine.

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27. Renato Sanches began his career at Benfica, making his professional debut for the reserves in October 2014 and for the first team in October 2015.

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