Michy Batshuayi Biography
Michy Batshuayi Atunga is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea, and the Belgium national team. He began his professional career at Standard Liège in 2011, scoring 44 goals in 120 games across all competitions. His 21 goals in the 2013–14 Belgian Pro League made him the second-highest scorer, and contributed to his Ebony Shoe Award. He then transferred to Marseille for £4.5 million, helping them reach the 2016 Coupe de France Final.
In July 2016, he was signed by Chelsea for £33 million, and scored the goal that won the Premier League title in his debut season. Batshuayi scored on his international debut for Belgium against Cyprus in March 2015. He was part of their side that reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2016.
Michy Batshuayi Family
The striker was born on 2 October 1993 to Pino Batshuayi and Viviane Leya Lseka in Brussels, Belgium. He also has a sibling brother named Aaron Leya Lseka, who is also a football player currently playing for S.V. Zulte Waregem in the Belgian First Division on loan from Anderlecht. He is currently unmarried and doesn’t seem to be dating anyone.
Michy Batshuayi Stats
Current Team: Borussia Dortmund
Shirt Number: 42
Age: 25 years old (02-10-1993)
Height: 1.85 m
Nationality: Belgium, Congolese
Michy Batshuayi Current teams
Michy is currently playing for Belgium national football team as a forward with the jersey number 21 and Borussia Dortmund as also a forward with the jersey number 42.
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.
Michy Batshuayi International career
Batshuayi was eligible to play for the DR Congo national team through his parents, 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.
Michy Batshuayi Injury
The striker suffered an ankle injury in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat to Shalke on 15th April 2018 that made him be carried off the pitch in a stretcher. The next day he confirmed that his season was ‘probably over’ facing a race to regain his fitness before the World Cup in Russia. However in a post on his social media handles in June, 2018, Michy announced that he had joined the team that would play the 2018 World Cup for Belgium.
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Michy Batshuayi Honours | Awards
- Premier League: 2016–17
- FA Cup: 2017–18
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- Ebony Shoe Award: 2013–14
- UNFP Player of the Month: October 2015