Eric Bailly

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Eric Bailly
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Eric Bailly (2018)
Surname Eric Bertrand Bailly
birthday April 12, 1994
place of birth BingervilleIvory Coast
size 187 cm
position Central defense
Years station
0000–2013 Espanyol Barcelona
Years station Games (goals) 1
2013-2014 Espanyol Barcelona B. 22 (0)
2014-2015 Espanyol Barcelona 5 (0)
2015-2016 Villarreal CF 35 (0)
2016– Manchester United 53 (1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2015– Ivory Coast 34 (2)
1 Only league games are given.
As of June 19, 2020

2 As of March 23, 2019

Eric Bertrand Bailly (born April 12, 1994 in Bingerville ) is an Ivorian football player . The central defender is under contract with Manchester United and is an Ivorian international .



Bailly moved up from youth at Espanyol Barcelona in 2013 and was initially in the second team's squad. For this he made his debut on September 29, 2013 at 2: 1 victory at home to Levante UD B . From the 2014/15 season , Bailly was also in the first team squad. He made his first appearance in the Primera División on October 5, 2014 in a 2-0 home win against Real Sociedad San Sebastián .

At the end of January 2015, Bailly moved to Villarreal FC . He received a contract until June 30, 2020. By the end of the season, he was used ten times and finished sixth in the table with Villarreal . In the season 2015/16 he played 25 times in the league and has been with the team in fourth . In the Europa League he was used seven times and reached the semi-finals with the club .

For the 2016/17 season , Bailly moved to the English record champions Manchester United , with whom he signed a four-year contract. With the club he won the FA Community Shield , the League Cup and the UEFA Europa League that season . On Matchday 2 of the 2017/18 Premier League season , Bailly scored his first goal for the Red Devils in a 4-0 win over Swansea City .

National team

Eric Bailly made his debut for the Ivorian national team on January 11, 2015 in a 1-0 friendly victory against Nigeria . In January 2015, coach Hervé Renard appointed him to the Ivorian squad for the African Championship . He played in all six of his team's games and became African champion on February 8, 2015 with a final win on penalties against Ghana .

At the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon , Bailly was also part of the Ivorian squad . The team retired as defending champions with two points from the tournament.


Manchester United

National team

Web links

Commons : Eric Bailly  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Villarreal CF : El Villarreal CF ficha a Eric Bailly ( Memento from February 1, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), January 29, 2015, accessed on February 1, 2015.
  2. Manchester United sign Eric Bailly ( Memento from July 1, 2016 in the Internet Archive ),, accessed on July 1, 2016 (English)
  3. ManUnited brings defender Bailly for 38 million euros on on June 8, 2016, accessed on June 8, 2016
  4. SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany: Africa Cup 2017: Preliminary round for defending champion Ivory Coast . Retrieved September 2, 2018 .