[People Profile] All We Know About Anthony Elanga Biography, Family, Career, Networth

[People Profile] All We Know About Anthony Elanga Biography, Family, Career, Networth

Anthony David Junior Elanga (born 27 April 2002) is an Swedish professional soccer player who is a winger at Premier League club Manchester United as well as the Sweden national team.

 

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Elanga began his journey with in the Manchester United youth system aged 12 and was awarded the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in the year 2020. He made his debut as a senior for Manchester United in the Premier League game against Leicester City in the month of May 2021. He played for Sweden at the under-17, sub-19 and under-21 levels prior to making his senior team debut in 2022.

Profiling Aurélien Anthony ” David Junior ” Elanga

A Quick Glance At Anthony " David Junior " Elanga
Full NamesAnthony " David Junior " Elanga
Place of birthMalmö, Sweden
Date Of Birth27 April 2002
State of OriginMalmö, Sweden
ProfessionFootballer
position Winger
Current teamManchester United
careerYouth career
–2014 IF Elfsborg
2014 Malmö FF
2014 Hattersley
2014–2021 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team
2021– Manchester United
National team‡
2018–2019 Sweden U17
2019 Sweden U19
2021– Sweden U21
2022– Sweden
Salary5,500 pounds per week
Net Worth$1 Million

Manchester United

Youth

In the years following her playing with IF Elfsborg and Malmo FF in Sweden Elanga’s family relocated to England and eventually settled in Manchester. Elanga had a brief stint with the local club Hattersley and was later selected at Manchester City and Manchester City and Manchester United before signing with Manchester United at 12 years old.

Elanga began his career with his club Manchester United under-18s at the age of 15 in a 2-1 loss away against Liverpool in April of 2018. He was signed as an academy student at Manchester United in July 2018 with four goals over 22 games in his first full season for the under-18s.

The next year, Elanga played twice for the Under-21s in the EFL Trophy, both as an extra. He ended the COVID-shortened season as the team’s top scorer in league play, scoring 7 goals in 9 games and was awarded the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Award of the Year. He was a part of four games for the club’s under-21 team for the 2020-21 EFL Trophy, scoring twice.

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2020-21 season

Elanga made his first team debut for United in an early-season friendly with Aston Villa ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season; he made his debut as a substitute to Marcus Rashford in the 75th minute of a 1-0 loss. After signing a new , long-term contract with United on March 20, 2021 Elanga got a place in the team that will play the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League quarter-final matches against Granada in April 2021 however, he was a non-substitute for both matches and also in the second semi-final match against Roma on the 6th of May. The player made his first competitive appearance for United on May 11 in the Premier League match against Leicester City. Elanga was substituted with Marcus Rashford in the 66th minute when United were defeated the match 2-1.

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Elanga was back on the pitch, this time at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the league campaign. He scored his first goal for the senior side of Manchester United goal after just 13 minutes.

Elanga made it two goal in the league with Manchester United on 19 January 2022, in the 3-1 win away against Brentford the first game in the league season. On the 4th of February in 2022, Elanga missed his team’s final penalty in an shootout of 8-7 against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup tie, knocking Manchester United out of the Cup for the entire season. After the match, Elanga was subjected to racist messages via social networks. On the 20th of February, during an encounter with Leeds United, Elanga was injured on the head by an object that was thrown into his face by an fan. A few minutes prior to the game ended, Elanga was awarded his third goal in league play for the year. On February 23, Elanga scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against Atletico Madrid in the first Round of 16 leg. The final score was 1-1.

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International career

Elanga was able to participate for Sweden, Cameroon or England at the international level. He played for Sweden at the under-17 as well as at under-19, under-21, and senior levels.

Elanga played five times in his Sweden under-17 team. He scored two goals and both of them against France during the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He was the first player with Sweden’s Sweden Under-21 side and scored a goal in a friendly match against Finland on June 3, 2021.

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Elanga decided for Sweden to be a part of Sweden at the senior level, citing his birthplace and spending the bulk of his time in Sweden as well as the country’s significance for him as the main reasons that led to his decision. He was included as a member of the international team of Janne Andersson to play in his World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic in March 2022 and made his debut as the substitute in the final minutes of the game.

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Personal life

The father of Elanga is ex- Cameroon world champion Joseph Elanga. The family was raised in the Hyllie Ward in Malmo (now the part that is now Vaster) located in Sweden and his father played with Malmo FF. He speaks three of the languages: Swedish, English and French.

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