Michy Batshuayi Biography
Michy Batshuayi Atunga is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Valencia on loan from Chelsea and the Belgium national team as a striker. He began his professional career in 2011 at Standard Liège and scored 44 goals in 120 games across all competitions.
In the 13/14 season, Batshuayi was the second-highest scorer in the Belgian Pro League with 21 goals. This contributed to him being awarded the Ebony Shoe Award. He transferred to Marseille for £4.5 million, helping them reach the 2016 Coupe de France Final.
He got signed by Chelsea in July 2016 for £33 million, and scored the goal that won the Premier League title in his debut season. In March 2015, Batshuayi scored on his international debut for Belgium against Cyprus. He was part of the team that reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2016 as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Michy Batshuayi Age
Michy was born on 2 October 1993 in Brussels, Belgium. He is 25 years old as of 2018.
Michy Batshuayi Family
The striker was born to Pino Batshuayi and Viviane Leya Lseka. He also has a sibling: a younger brother named Aaron Leya Iseka, who is also a football player playing for Toulouse as a striker too. Iseka went through Anderlecht and also signed for Marseille on loan, one month after his brother’s exit.
Michy Batshuayi Girlfriend
Michy is unmarried and quite the private person as he has not disclosed any details about his relationship status.
Michy Batshuayi Height and Weight
The Belgium striker is 1.85 m tall with a weight of 78 kg.
Michy Batshuayi Nationality
Michy has dual citizenship, that is Belgium and Congolese.
Michy Batshuayi Current teams
Michy is plays for Belgium national football team as a forward with the jersey number 21 and Valencia also as a forward with the jersey number 23.
Michy Batshuayi Dortmund
On 31 January 2018, Batshuayi joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the 2017–18 season. His debut came on 2 February away to Cologne, where he scored twice and had a third disallowed via the video assistant referee, as he was in an offside position. He also made an assist. The match ended 3–2 to Dortmund as an away victory.
Batshuayi became the first player to score multiple goals on his Bundesliga debut since the player he replaced at Dortmund, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The following week on Matchday 22, he again scored the opening goal against Hamburger SV as Dortmund won 2–0.
On 15 February, he scored twice against Atalanta in the round of 32 first leg of the Europa league as Dortmund won the game 3–2 and took the lead going into the second leg. Dortmund’s draw in Italy meant they progressed to the round of 16; Batshuayi reported hearing “monkey noises” during the match. In March, UEFA’s investigation led to both teams being fined for use of pyrotechnics and other crowd disturbances, but Batshuayi’s allegations of racism were dismissed. He criticised European football’s governing body for their judgement.
In a 2–0 loss to Schalke 04 on 15 April 2018, Batshuayi injured his ankle ligaments and was ruled out for the remainder of the season, with his possible participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup also in doubt. He however confirmed his participation in the squad to partake in the 2018 World Cup through an Instagram post on his account.
Michy Batshuayi Belgium
Batshuayi was eligible to play for the DR Congo national team through his parents’ origin, but in March 2015 he ruled out this option, stating that although his Congolese heritage is important to him, he would rather represent Belgium.
Batshuayi made his international debut for Belgium on 28 March 2015 in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Cyprus. Replacing Christian Benteke in the 77th minute, he scored from outside the penalty area three minutes later to seal a 5–0 victory at home. He was selected for the final tournament in France, making his competition debut in the last 16 against Hungary in Toulouse on 26 June. With his first touch, he finished Eden Hazard‘s assist for the second goal of a 4–0 victory.
In Belgium’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, Batshuayi scored once in a 4–3 win away to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October 2017, with the Red Devils already assured of their place in the final tournament in Russia. In May 2018 he was named in Belgium’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He played in Belgium’s second group stage match against Tunisia and scored the fifth goal to seal their 5-2 victory.
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Michy Batshuayi Stats
The following statistics are correct as of 4th December 2018.
|UEFA Europa League
|FA Community Shield|
|International Champions Cup|
|CHELSEA U-21||Football League Trophy|
|CHELSEA U-23||PL2 Division 1|
Michy Batshuayi Honours | Awards
- FA Cup: 2017–18
- Premier League: 2016–17
- UNFP Player of the Month: October 2015
- Ebony Shoe Award: 2013–14
- 2018: FIFA World Cup third place
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Michy Batshuayi has a plan to return to Chelsea after Valencia loan
Published: 1 October 2018
Adopted from: standard.co.uk
The Belgium striker has revealed his desire to go back to Chelsea aasfter his loan spell with Valencia with hopes of coming back a better player.
He was loaned to the La Liga team after finding himself down the pecking order under new boss Maurizio Sarri. He also spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he scored nine goals in 14 appearances before a serious ankle injury ended his season.
Despite being out of the picture at Stamford Bridge, Batshuayi plans to come back to London and fight for his place when his time at the Mestalla is over.
He tod the Times, “No [I’m not looking for a permanent move]. I’ve so much respect for Chelsea and I love them.” “This loan is important for my development, to show how good I am so that I can go back to Chelsea a better player.”