Eric Bailly

Binor 13 Nov,2017


An Ivorian professional football player, Eric Bailly presently plays central defender and a right back for one of the world's most decorated team Manchester United in the Premier League. Bailly has played for clubs like Espanyol, Villarreal. The 23 years old professional has an annual salary of $9 million from his present club.

Early Life

Eric Bailly was born as Eric Bertrand Bailly on 12 April 1994, in Bingerville, Ivory Coast. He began playing football at the age of seven. He is of Ivorian nationality.

Club Career

Eric Bailly began his professional football career in 2013, joining the La Liga side Espanyol B team at the age of 19. He was on the B team for a season with a total appearance of 21 games without a goal.

He then promoted to the team's 1st squad analyzing his progress and hard work. Bailly made his first-team and La Liga debut on 5th October 2014, in a 2–0 home win against Real Sociedad. He played five matches for the club and then switched to the league's fellow side Villarreal.

The move was officially completed on 29 January 2015, after he signed to a five-and-a-half-year contract with the club. His debut for the Yellow Submarine came on 22 February, in a 1-0 home win against Eibar.

His first goal for the team was on 22 October 2015, in a match against Dinamo Minsk. His only season at the club ended up with a total of 35 appearances and a goal. He further made his move to England.

He officially switched to one of the top English club, Manchester United on 8 June 2016, signing four and half year contract. He was the club's first transfer of the season under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Bailly made his competitive debut for the club on 7 August in a 2–1 win against Leicester City to win the FA Community Shield and was named the man of the match. He again won the man of the match in his Premier League debut a week later, a 3–1 win at Bournemouth. He became Manchester United Player of the month for August 2016. He still plays for the club.

International Career

Eric Bailly has represented his national side senior squad in various competitions. He made his debut for his national team on 11 January 2015, in a friendly against Nigeria, in the Africa Cup Of Nations. He helped his team to win the tournament appearing in all the matches of the competition. He has won over 28 caps for his Ivorian national team without a goal.

Personal Life

Eric Bailly is a married man, though he is just 23 years old he married his loving girlfriend, Vanessa Troupah. After being in a relationship for a year and half the couple finally tied their knots on Jun 26, 2016, in Ivory Coast along with his friends and family. The couple together has a son and his wife Vanessa is currently pregnant. The couple is expecting their second child soon.

Net Worth and Endorsements

The 23 years old Professional Eric Bailly has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2017, including all of his assets. He currently receives an annual salary of $9 million from his present club Manchester United. Despite football, his other source of earning is from his endorsement deals with Addidas. His recent market value price is recorded to be $34 million in 2017.



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