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Bacary Sagna


  1. Coupe de France
    Coupe de France
  2. FA Cup
    FA Cup
  3. Capital One Cup
    Capital One Cup

Attacking full-back, one of the best in the Premier League

Bacary Sagna brought a wealth of experience with him when he joined City from Arsenal in summer 2014.


The defender joined several ex-Gunners in City’s ranks, following a seven-year spell in north London where he built a name for himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.


Born in the city of Sens in northern France, Bacary started his career at Auxerre where he came through the youth system to become one of Ligue 1’s most consistent defenders.


He played 121 games for the French outfit and was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season in his final year there, before Arsenal paid a fee of around £7m for his services in July 2007.


A month later he made his debut for France, having opted for the country of his birth despite having the option of representing Senegal.


He has gone on to win over 50 caps, appearing at the World Cup finals in 2010 and 2014 as well as Euro 2016 in his home country, having missed out four years earlier due to a broken leg. 

His seven years at Arsenal saw Bacary become a dependable presence at right-back with occasional appearances in central defence showing off his versatility.


An attacking full-back in the modern style, he liked to get forward and made 22 goal assists for the Gunners, and grabbed five goals into the bargain.


He left Emirates Stadium in summer 2014 having helped Arsenal win the FA Cup and moved to City, where he vied with Pablo Zabaleta for the right-back berth.


The Argentine held sway in Bacary’s first season at the Club, but Bacary was a more regular face in the side during 2015-16. He won his first piece of silverware for the Blues in the Capital One Cup triumph over Liverpool at Wembley.


Bacary also helped mark ‘Back to the future Day’ on 21 October 2015 by spoofing the famous film and its time-travelling DeLorean car in a City TV YouTube clip called….wait for it…..’Bac to the future’.

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