Sports Nicknames - The Rocket, Assist King



Jadon Sancho is one of the best wingers of his generation in world football.

Jadon Sancho - aka The Rocket -  Illustration.  Profile drawing.  Caricature.  Art.  One of the most exciting young English players today.

Jadon Sancho was born in London, England and, like many pro footballers, honed his skills on the streets and back alleys. He was part of the Manchester City youth team and then, in search of first team football, moved to Borussia Dortmund where he signed his first professional contract.

Jadon Sancho exploded on the scene in Dortmund, showcasing his dribbling and speed. He settled on a position of a winger and became one of the most lethal ones to play the game. Sancho is highly technical and creative. He is a trickster, often using feints. He moves with the ball like it is glued to his feet.

It is while playing in Germany that Jadon Sancho earned the nicknames 'The Rocket', due to his explosivity and also 'The Assist King' for his ability to find his teammates at the perfect moment, particularly Erling Haaland and Marco Reus.

Jadon Sancho debuted for the England senior team in 2018 after a successful campaign with the team that won the FIFA U-17 competition the year prior. This young team also featured another English star Phil Foden.

In 2021 Jadon Sancho made a big money transfer to Manchester United, where his exciting story in the world of football continues.

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