Last updated on March 22nd, 2022 at 04:44 pm
Facts About Mbwana Samatta
|Celebrated Name||Mbwana Samatta|
|Age||30 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Mbwana Ally Samatta|
|Place Of Birth||Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Awards||2015 African Inter-Club Player of the Year, 2015 CAF Champions League top scorer, etc.|
|Father||Mzee Ally Samatta|
|Children||One son and a daughter|
|Height||6 ft. 0 inches|
|Source of Wealth||Football Career|
|Net Worth||€3 Million|
|Links||Facebook Twitter Instagram|
Mbwana Ally Samatta is a Tanzanian professional football player who plays for Belgian First Division A team Antwerp, on loan from Fenerbahce, and the Tanzania national team as a striker. He has previously played for Simba SC, TP Mazembe, Genk, and Aston Villa. Currently, he is playing for Royal Antwerp on a season-long loan from Fenerbahce.
On the international level, he has represented Tanzania at various age levels. He has represented Tanzania at the senior level. He made his international debut for Tanzania on 9 February 2011. He has represented Tanzania at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Since his debut, he made over 55 caps and scored over 15 goals for Tanzania.
What is Mbwana Samatta Famous For?
- Being a Tanzanian professional football player.
- For becoming the first Tanzania-born player to play and score in the Premier League.
- For playing as a striker plays for Belgian First Division A team Antwerp, on loan from Fenerbahce.
- Won 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013-14 Linafoot with TP Mazembe.
- Won the 2013, 2014 DR Congo Super Cup with TP Mazembe.
- Won the 2015 CAF Champions League with TP Mazembe.
- Won the 2018-19 Belgian Pro League with Genk.
- Won the 2019 Belgian Super Cup with Genk.
- Won the 2015 African Inter-Club Player of the Year.
- Won the 2015 CAF Champions League top scorer.
- Won the 2019 Ebony Shoe.
- Won the 2018-19 Belgian First Division A Golden Shoe.
Where is Mbwana Samatta From?
Mbwana Samatta was born on 23 December 1992. His birthplace is Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. His birth name is Mbwana Ally Samatta. He holds Tanzanian nationality and he belongs to the African ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Muslim and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Capricorn. His father’s name is Mzee Ally Samatta, and his mother’s name has not been disclosed yet. He grew alongside his older brother, Mohamed who is also a good football player in Tanzania.
Mbwana Samatta Club Career
- He started playing football for the youth team of African Lyon in 2008 and played until 2010.
- In 2010, he joined Simba SC and began his professional career with the club. He played only half of the season with the club where he made 25 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals in all the competitions.
- In 2011, he joined TP Mazembe, spending a total of five years with them, initially becoming a first-team regular. He was named the 2015 African-based Player of the Year and finished the season as the top goalscorer of the CAF Champions League, as he helped TP Mazembe to win the title.
- With TP Mazembe, he made 103 appearances for the club, scoring 60 goals in all the competitions. At TP Mazembe, he won four Linafoot, two DR Congo Super Cups, and one CAF Champions League title.
- On 29 January 2016, he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with KRC Genk. He helped them to qualify for the UEFA Europa League and win the Belgian Jupiler League in 2019. Having finished the season as the top goalscorer of the Jupiler League, he also won the Ebony Shoe award in Belgium for his outstanding season with Genk. With KRC Genk, he made 191 appearances for the club, scoring 76 goals and providing 20 goals in all the competitions.
- On 20 January 2020, he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Premier League club Aston Villa for the transfer fee paid to Genk was reported as £8.5 million. In doing so, he became the first Tanzanian to sign for a Premier League club and is the 117th different nationality to play in the competition. He made his debut for the club on 28 January 2020 in a 2-1 win against Leicester City in the semi-final 2nd leg of the EFL Cup. On 1 February 2020, he scored on his league debut for the club in a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth. This made him the first player from Tanzania to play, and subsequently, score in the Premier League. In his first season, he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals in all the competitions.
- On 25 September 2020, he joined Super Lig club Fenerbahce S.K. on an initial loan deal until the end of the season. As part of the deal, he signed a four-year contract at the end of his loan spell in July 2021. During his 2020-21 season, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals in all the competitions.
- On 1 September 2021, he joined Belgian side Royal Antwerp on a season-long loan. He made his debut for the club on 11 September 2021 in a 1-0 win against KAS Eupen. On 16 September 2021, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 loss against Olympiacos in the Europa League group stage match.
Mbwana Samatta International Career
- He has represented Tanzania at various age levels.
- He has represented Tanzania at the senior level.
- He made his international debut for Tanzania on 9 February 2011 in a 1-0 win against Palestine.
- On 26 March 2011, he scored his first international goal for Tanzania in a 2-1 win against Central Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
- In June 2019, he was named to Tanzania's squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where he played all three matches in the tournament as Tanzania was knocked out of the group stage after losing all of them.
- Since his debut, he made over 55 caps and scored over 15 goals for Tanzania.
Is Mbwana Samatta Married?
Looking at his personal life, he is a married guy. He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Naima Omary in 2019. The couple wedded in October 2019 in a private ceremony in Dar es Salaam. The couple like to keep their personal life private whereas the pair have not revealed much about their relationship to the media. The couple is blessed with two children: one son and a daughter. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and children and they are living their life happily together.
How tall is Mbwana Samatta?
Mbwana Samatta stands at a height of 1.83m i.e. 6 feet and 0 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 77kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.
What is the Net Worth of Mbwana Samatta?
He is a very successful footballer and his major source of earning is from his football career. In January 2020, he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Premier League club Aston Villa for the transfer fee paid to Genk was reported as £8.5 million. The net worth of Mbwana Samatta as of 2022 is believed to have €3 million where he received £3.8 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. His market value is around €3.50 million. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle.
Trivias About Mbwana Samatta You Need To Know.
- He is the first Tanzania-born player to play and score in the Premier League.
- He made the umrah to Mecca in 2018 with his Genk teammate Omar Colley.
- He wears shirt number 70 for Antwerp.