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Dion Sanderson Soccer Wiki, Stats, Net worth, Height, Weight and more

Dion Sanderson against Birmingham city

Dion Sanderson is a 23-year-old English center-back who has carved his path through the Championship showcasing his potential as a strong ball-playing defender. Rising through the ranks of Wolverhampton Wanderers he’s gained valuable experience on loan spells at Sunderland, QPR, Cardiff City and Hull City before finding a solid footing at Birmingham City in 2022.

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Personal Information

Player NameDion Sanderson
Full NameDion Dannie Leonard Sanderson
NicknamesSando
Date of BirthDecember 15, 1999
Place of BirthWednesfield, Wolverhampton and United Kingdom
NationalityEnglish
Languages SpokenEnglish

Physical Attributes

Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight185 lbs (84 kg)
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

Playing Information

PositionDefender (Center-back)
Preferred Formation4-4-2
Preferred Playing StyleStrong, aggressive and ball-playing
Playing FootRight
Preferred Jersey Number5
Playing AttributesStrong tackling, good heading, comfortable on the ball and good passing range
Tactical RoleBall-playing defender

Career Details

Current TeamBirmingham City
Squad Number5
Contract Expiry DateJune 30, 2024
Previous ClubsSunderland (loan), Queens Park Rangers (loan), Cardiff City (loan) and Hull City (loan)
College/Youth AcademyWolverhampton Wanderers Academy
Youth Career AchievementsFA Youth Cup runner-up 2017
Professional DebutAugust 11, 2018, for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Cup
International DebutN/A
National Team CapsN/A
National Team GoalsN/A
Major International Tournaments PlayedN/A
Current Market Value€4.00 million
Transfer Fee Record£2.5 million from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Queens Park Rangers in 2022
Transfer HistoryWolverhampton Wanderers → Sunderland (loan, 2019)
Wolverhampton Wanderers → Queens Park Rangers (loan, 2020)
Wolverhampton Wanderers → Cardiff City (loan, 2021)
Wolverhampton Wanderers → Hull City (loan, 2022)
Wolverhampton Wanderers → Birmingham City (undisclosed fee, 2022)

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Management and Endorsements

Agent/RepresentationBase Soccer Agency
Endorsement DealsN/A
Boots SponsorshipNike

Rituals and Superstitions

Preferred Pre-match RitualsListens to music, visualizes the game
Preferred Post-match RitualsSpeaks to family, reflects on the performance
Pre-game SuperstitionsWears the same socks for every game

Training and Fitness

Favorite Training DrillsDefensive drills, passing drills and fitness drills
Fitness RoutineGym workouts, cardio, yoga
Diet and NutritionFocuses on protein, fruits, and vegetables
Mental Preparation TechniquesMeditation, visualization and positive affirmations

Achievements and Awards

Career HighlightsPlaying in the Championship for Birmingham City
Notable AchievementsN/A
Individual AwardsN/A
Team HonorsFA Youth Cup runner-up 2017
Notable RecordsN/A
Most Memorable MatchDebut for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Cup

Toughest Opponent Faced

PlayerTeam
Aleksandar MitrovićFulham

Off-Field Activities

Playing Idols Growing UpJohn Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Sergio Ramos
Off-field Business VenturesCo-founder of youth sports academy in Wolverhampton
Philanthropic ActivitiesAmbassador for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital regularly participates in charity events and fundraising
Personal Causes/Charities SupportedChildren’s health, education and poverty reduction
Personal Website/BlogNot available
Official Fan ClubBirmingham City FC Supporters’ Club
Autobiography/BookNot applicable

Personal Life

Family BackgroundWorking-class family from Wolverhampton
Marital StatusSingle
Spouse/Partner Name or Wife NameN/A
Children (if applicable)N/A
Siblings (if any)Younger sister
ParentsSupportive parents who encouraged his football career
Children/PetsNone
Residence/HousePrivate apartment in Birmingham
Cars/TransportationEnjoys driving but keeps his car choices private
Luxuries/CollectiblesEnjoys spending time with family and friends, not big on material possessions

Hobbies and Interests

Favorite Vacation SpotsIbiza, Greece, Maldives
Bucket ListTravel the world, experience different cultures and play in the Premier League
Motivational Quotes/Mantras“Never give up on your dreams. No matter how hard things get, keep pushing.”
Signature Moves/TechniquesPowerful tackles, accurate long balls calm composure under pressure

Statistics and Health

Career Statistics (Club and International)Birmingham City (2022-present): 43 appearances, 2 goals
Injury HistoryMinor injuries throughout his career but no major setbacks
Rehabilitation ProcessWorks closely with Birmingham City’s medical staff to recover from injuries

Overall Career Stats

ClubAppearancesGoals
Wolverhampton Wanderers150
Sunderland (loan)101
Queens Park Rangers (loan)120
Cardiff City (loan)80
Hull City (loan)50
Birmingham City432
Total933

Transfer History

  • 2019: Wolverhampton Wanderers → Sunderland (loan)
  • 2020: Wolverhampton Wanderers → Queens Park Rangers (loan)
  • 2021: Wolverhampton Wanderers → Cardiff City (loan)
  • 2022: Wolverhampton Wanderers → Hull City (loan)
  • 2022: Wolverhampton Wanderers → Birmingham City (undisclosed fee)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Dion Sanderson?

Dion Sanderson is a 23-year-old English center-back currently playing for Birmingham City in the Championship. Emerging from the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy he’s made his mark with loan spells at various clubs and a permanent transfer to Birmingham City in 2022.

What are Dion Sanderson’s career highlights?

Scoring a goal for Sunderland in League One
Transferring to Birmingham City for a fee of £2.3 million
Playing in the Championship for Birmingham City
Being named Birmingham City’s Player of the Month for October 2023 (if applicable)

Where is Dion Sanderson from?

Sanderson hails from Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, England and proudly represents his hometown.

What position does Dion Sanderson play?

Dion Sanderson is a natural center-back known for his strong tackling, aerial prowess and calmness under pressure.

Which clubs has Dion Sanderson played for?

Sanderson began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers where he made 15 appearances before embarking on loan spells at Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers, Cardiff City and Hull City. In 2022, he made a permanent move to Birmingham City.

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