The current Premier League season is witnessing some of the best matches every matchday. From close encounters to last-minute steals, from high goal-scoring matches to some of the best clean-sheet games. Apart from the above fact, youngsters have shined a lot in the league and have become the face of the team. Similarly, for Chelsea, it is their young striker, Nicolas Jackson.
He began his football journey with Casa Sports in 2018 and has represented four different teams in his career so far. Not only has he represented the clubs, but he has also performed incredibly well, which has resulted in a big club like Chelsea offering him a big contract. So let’s not wait anymore and know about the Senegal star footballer, Nicolas Jackson.
Age and Height
The Senegalese footballer, Jackson was born on June 20, 2001, and currently, he is 22 years old. He started playing football at a very young age and has represented several teams in his youth career. Finally, after years of training and hard work, he made his professional career debut with Casa Sports in 2018.
Regarding his height, he is a tall player and is 1.88 meters high, which is around 6 feet 2 inches. Now you know why he loves to score header goals.
Jersey Number and Position
Nicolas Jackson plays in the forward position for both Chelsea and the Senegal national football team. When it comes to his jersey number, he has different numbers for both sides. When he represents the Senegal national team, he wears the number 20 jersey, and when he represents Chelsea, he wears the number 15 jersey.
Jackson made his professional career debut in 2018 with the Casa Sports Club when he was just 17 years old. Since then, he has represented four different clubs in his career, excluding the national side. Here are his stats in professional and international football.
|2019-2023||Villarreal and B team||74||20||14|
|2022-present||Senegal national side||4||–||2|
(The above stats are as of November 2023.)
Contract and Salary
The Senegalese striker, Nicolas Jackson has signed an eight-year contract valued at £27.04 million with Chelsea. Jackson has an annual salary of £3,380,000 with Chelsea, which means his weekly salary is £65,000. He signed this contract in 2023, which will expire in June 2031. This is one of the longest contracts signed by a Chelsea player in history.
The Chelsea striker, Jackson, has a golden card in FIFA 24 with an overall rating of 78. Here are his ratings as per FIFA aspects:
- Pace: 76
- Shooting: 79
- Passing: 63
- Dribbling: 78
- Defending: 42
- Physical: 69