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Top facts about Falaye Sacko, the man who caught Messi’s eye

How does it feel to get asked to swap shirts by Lionel Messi, one of the greatest football players in football history? We should ask Falaye Sacko, who had this opportunity in one of his recent matches; welcome to the top facts about Falaye Sacko, the man who caught Messi’s eye.

Falaye Sacko is a Malian professional footballer who plays right back for French club Saint-Étienne and the Mali national team on loan from Vitoria GuimarAes. A.S.S.E. (Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire) or simply Saint-Étienne is a professional football club headquartered in Saint-Étienne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

The club was founded in 1919 and currently competes in

Ligue 1

, France's highest football league. The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is where Saint-Etienne plays its home games.

Sacko made his professional debut in the Segunda Liga for Vitória Guimaraes B against Atletico CP on February 17, 2016. Sacko was loaned to Saint-Etienne on January 31, 2022, the last day of the Portuguese transfer window. On March 23, 2018, Sacko made his international debut for Mali in a 1–1 friendly match against



A glance at the top facts about Falaye Sacko, the man who caught Messi’s eye

In this article of

top facts about Falaye Sacko

, we will first take a look at the career of this man and his personal life; then we will fully cover the biggest trend on the world wide web, which is Falaye swapping his shirt with Messi by PSG player’s demand. Now without any further ado, let us hop into the article of top facts about Falaye Sacko and learn about this man a bit more.

Falaye Sacko information

For those who are unfamiliar with him or want to get into the appropriate mindset before reading the top facts about Falaye Sacko, let's start with the most crucial information about him.

Personal information

  • Full name:

    Falaye Sacko

  • Date of birth:

    1 May 1995

  • Age:


  • Nationality:


  • Place of birth:

    Bamako, Mali

  • Marital status:


  • Religion:


Football information

  • Position:

    Right back

  • Current team:


  • Total appearances:


  • Club appearances:


  • National appearances:


  • Foot:


Physical stats and appearance

  • Height:

    1.79 m

  • Hair color:


  • Skin color:


  • Facial hair:

    Mustache and goatee

Now that you know everything there is to know about Falaye Sacko, we can safely go on to the next portion of the

top facts about Falaye Sacko

article, which will include entailments and complementing features of the current section's material.

Falaye Sacko career

Falaye Sacko began his career in Mali with the Djoliba AC club before signing with the Hungarian team Ujpest FC in 2015. He did not, however, appear in any matches for this club. After that, he was loaned to the Belgian team Saint-Trond VV, however, he only played in the Belgian Cup once.

In January 2016, he signed with Vitória Guimares in Portugal, however, he first played with the reserve squad. On March 31, 2017, he made his first appearance for the first team in an away match against CD Nacional, which his team won by two goals.

He won the European Cup with Vitória Guimares, playing his first Europa League match against La Jeunesse d'Esch on August 1, 2019. He began and led his team to a four-goal victory.

He was loaned to AS Saint-Étienne without a buy option on January 31, 2022.

On the international level, also he had some appearances. On November 11, 2017, Falaye Sacko celebrates his first selection with Mali during a match in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against



The game finished in a stalemate. On March 23, 2018, he was named for a friendly match against Japan, which finished in a draw (1-1). He then played four games in the second half of 2018 as part of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Another fact of top facts about Falaye Sacko was that he scored his first goal for Mali in a friendly match against Algeria on June 16, 2019, although his team lost 3-2. Sacko was chosen by coach Mohamed Magassouba to compete in the

African Cup of Nations

in December 2021.

Falaye Sacko personal life and social media

To talk about his personal life, we have nothing to work with as this player likes to keep his personal information away from cameras and journalists. But if we want to talk about his social media then we can provide you with a few numbers.

Falaye is currently active on Instagram. Despite his young age he is pretty famous on this platform and has gathered more than 40 thousand followers. He also follows more than 100 accounts, N’Golo Kante’s Instagram account being one of them. It seems that he is religious, due to the emojis that he has used on his page’s bio.

However, his Instagram seems to be the only account verified as his official social media account.

Falaye Sacko Transfermarkt

Let us talk about his transfermarkt information in this section of top facts about Falaye Sacko. This player's manager is the Sferico Sports management company. Sferico Sports Management, in collaboration with their partners around Europe, specializes in the career management and settlement of football players and coaches.

Sferico puts its representative's experience and skills to work for its clients with integrity and professionalism, ensuring maximum transparency in their dealings. Well, at least this is what they say on their website.

Now, to talk about his market value let us start from his graph, and then we will get to his ranking. His market value graph starts from 2015 when he was worth only a hundred thousand euros.

Then in 2018 it began to elevate and stopped at 3.5 million euros which is his current highest market value. Today, this athlete's market value has dropped slightly and now it is worth 2.5 million euros.

He is 17th in his national team when ranking his market value, and 15th in his current team.

Next part will be the final section of top facts about Falaye Sacko.

Falaye Sacko swapping shirts with Messi

Now for the last part of the top facts about Falaye Sacko, we will talk about this exciting event. At the end of Paris Saint-3-1 Germain's triumph against St Etienne, Lionel Messi appeared to break his own shirt-swapping rule.

The 34-year-old was on fire in the Ligue 1 triumph that sent PSG 15 points clear at the top of the table.

However, camera footage captured the stunning moment Messi appeared to ask St Etienne defender Falaye Sacko for his shirt after the final whistle.

As Messi summoned Sacko over for a handshake, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner appeared to be the more eager person in swapping shirts, with the defender appearing less excited than one might assume. Given the Argentine's stringent post-match ritual norms, it was an even more startling sight.

Messi once revealed

 that he has only ever requested a shirt switch from Real Madrid and France legend Zinedine Zidane and that he has a rule about not being the one to do so.

The only exception to his '


 rule,' according to the forward, is if the player in question is a fellow Argentine.

"If there is an Argentine, I exchange with him," he remarked, "but I'm not asking anyone unless they ask."

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