Tribuna/Man City/Defender/Manuel Akanji
25Man Citydefender19.07.1995 (28 years)height 186weight 91tags.nationality Switzerland
Club season 2023/2024
46Games
4Goals
-Assists
19 Jun
Finished
Scotland
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Switzerland
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23 Jul 23:30
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Man City
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Man City
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Biography

Birthplace: Neftenbach, Switzerland
Career: Man City (Transfer, €17.5 m, 01.09.2022) Dortmund ... WinterthurShow more
Career goals: 20Show more
Career matches: 419Show more

Written by Sebastian Wendel, Lucas Werder, Stefan Kreis, Carlo Frezza, Tim Guillemin and Christian Finkbeiner for Blick:

His mother is from Oberwinterthur, his father from Nigeria - Manuel Akanji was their third child to be born after his sisters Michelle and Sarah. His middle name ‘Obafemi’ means ‘beloved of the king’, which is why he had a crown tattooed on his left forearm. At the age of 11, he transferred from FC Wiesendangen to Winterthur, where he was later struggling to make the starting XI in the Under-18s team. However, he then had a growth spurt and his career took off. Many critics did not believe in him which is why he got another tattoo: “Prove them wrong”. Even a cruciate ligament rupture didn’t knock him out of his stride for too long at FC Basel, and he earned a big move to Borussia Dortmund at the start of 2018 at the age of 22. His move to Manchester City in the summer of 2022 for just under €20m was somewhat under the radar, but he more than played his part in winning the treble in his first season. Now 28, he is married to Melanie and a father to two sons, Aayden and Keeyan.