#OnThisDay: Dayot Upamecano joined RB Leipzig

Four years ago to the day, Dayot Upamecano became a Bull | Since then, Upa has made 134 competitive appearances with 4 goals and 2 assists

13th January 2017 – we proudly present: Dayot Upamecano. On this day four years ago, Dayot joined the club from FC Red Bull Salzburg and has since come on to be a top talent and world-class defender.

To mark the occasion, we've collected a few facts about Upa.


One of the first photos of Dayot Upamecano as an RBL player in January 2017.
  • Dayot wore the number 17 shirt during his first six months at Leipzig before switching to number 5, which he still wears today.
  • His transfer to Leipzig was made official on Friday the 13th.
  • Upa made his RBL debut as a 66th-minute substitute on 4th February 2017 in front of 80,000 spectators in a 1-0 loss in Dortmund.
  • His first goal for the club came almost a year to the day after signing: On 9th February 2018, Upa openeed the scoring in a 2-0 win over Augsburg.
  • Three of Upa's four RBL goals came with his right foot and one with his head - all four were in the Bundesliga.
  • Two of his four goals came against Hertha BSC.

  • Upa was the first of five French players to play for RB Leipzig.
  • In 134 games, Upa has picked up 26 yellow cards and two red cards.
  • The 22 year old made his full international debut for France on 5th September 2020. The opponent? Emil Forsberg and Sweden.
  • In his second international, Dayot scored his first goal. Upa scored a header in a 4-2 victory over Croatia
  • Upa received his first ever football as a gift from his father, Verissimo, when he was three years old.
  • Upa's parents are from Guinea-Bissau. He was born in Évreux, France.
  • Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona) and Upa both played youth football for FC Évreux, with Dembélé in the age group above.


Dayot's strength in duels, speed and dynamism make him one of the pace-setters in the RBL defence
Home-Story: Dayot Upamecano
Sichert euch Upas Trikot

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