England’s Jadon Sancho scored the first hat-trick of his career on Sunday as Borussia Dortmund throttled a lacklustre Paderborn 6-1.
Sancho’s appearance on Sunday was the first game he’d started in since the German professional league the Bundesliga resumed after being suspended due to coronavirus.
The slick maverick’s prowess and fine performance on Sunday against Paderborn makes him the first English player to score an overseas hat-trick in one of Europe’s major leagues for 31 years!
The last person to achieve this feat was former Luton forward Brian Stein, who managed it during France’s Ligue 1 on 31 May 1989.
The game got Manchester United fans very excited, given that many predict Sancho could soon make a move to join the club.
He’s thought to be one of Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer main targets in a deal that could be worth over £100 million.
He played and trained in Watford’s Academy, aged 7, where his amazing dribbling ability and goal scoring skills first came to people’s attention.
Young Jadon left his family home in south London to live in the club’s Harefield Academy in Uxbridge at the age of 12 so that he could focus on training.
The prodigious young teen developed his talents at Manchester City’s academy but had never made a senior appearance for the club and subsequently was signed by Dortmund in the summer of 2017.
Sancho had the honour of being included in England’s squad for the U17 World Cup in India in 2017, and helped the team reach the last 16. He thenreturned to Germany before the tournament finished to make his debut appearance in the Bundesliga.
Scoring 27 Bundesliga goals before his 20th birthday, he became the highest-scoring teenager in the division’s history.
The fleet-footed 20-year old who’s now the hottest item in some of Europe’s top flight teams’ cross-sights is also the youngest English player to score in the Bundesliga besides being also the youngest English player to make his Uefa Champions League debut for a foreign club in the competition’s history.