Born: 12 June 1996 (Caloto, Colombia)
Defender Davinson Sanchez joined us from Ajax in August, 2017, and immediately showed himself to be a powerful and athletic centre-half.
The Colombia international made his debut as a late substitute against Burnley in our third game of the 2017-18 campaign, but quickly established himself as a regular starter throughout the remainder of a highly impressive first season in our colours.
He made 31 appearances in the Premier League, a further two in the FA Cup and was the only player to start all eight of our games in the UEFA Champions League over the course of that campaign.
Davinson had previously moved to Ajax from Colombian club Atletico Nacional in June, 2016, and made 47 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring seven goals.
He won Ajax’s ‘Rinus Michels’ Player of the Year Award in his only season at the Club, which was previously won by Jan Vertonghen in 2012 and Rafael van der Vaart in 2002.
He made his professional debut for Atletico Nacional aged 17 and was part of their Copa Libertadores winning side in 2016.
Having represented his country at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels, Davinson made his senior Colombia debut in November, 2016, and was part of their 2018 FIFA World Cup squad in Russia.