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Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion FC



  Saido Berahino
Birth 4 August 1993 in Bujumbura, Burundi [not registered in UK]
Moved to England in 2003. Attended Aston Manor Academy.


Glenda & Jack Rollin's Sky Sport's Yearbook [2013] &

Playing Career

Having began his football playing street soccer in Burundi, Berahino played with junior side Phoenix United FC before being signed to West Bromwich Albion FC's Centre of Excellence. Signing professionally in summer 2011. To earn experience, he was loaned to Northampton Town FC on 20 October 2011 for three months. He then went to Brentford AFC on 9 February 2012 for two months. He returned to make his Baggies debut in the 2012-13 season, but was soon loaned out to Peterborough United FC on 1 October 2012. Returning to West Bromwich to earn his place, until he was suspended for failing a drugs test. Multiple bids were rejected from Tottenham Hotspur FC in August 2015. Stoke City FC and Crystal Palace FC tabled bids in July 2016. He eventually signed for Stoke City FC on 20 January 2017 for £12 million. On 27 May 2019, it was announced that his contract would be contracted and in the July, he was training with Belgian club, SV Zulte Waregem. He made a single friendly appearance for French side, Nímes Olympique. He was released from Stoke on 7 August 2019 and signed with Zulte on 9 August. Two years later, Berahino returned to England when he signed with Sheffield Wednesday FC on Transfer Deadline Day, 31 August 2021, he was released on 21 May 2022.

League History
129+84 appearances, 45 goals
Northampton Town FC 2011-12 loan fourteen appearances, six goals
debut (league two): 22 October 2011 Bradford City FC 2 Northampton Town FC 1.
Brentford FC 2012 loan five+three appearances, four goals
debut (league one): (sub) 14 February 2012 Colchester United FC 2 Brentford FC 1.
Peterborough United FC 2012 loan seven+three appearances, two goals
debut (championship): (sub) 2 October 2012 Barnsley FC 0 Peterborough United FC 2.
West Bromwich Albion FC 2013-16 63+42 appearances, 23 goals
debut: (sub) 1 September 2013 West Bromwich Albion FC 0 Swansea City FC 2.
Stoke City FC 2017-19 27+24 appearances, three goals
debut: (sub) 1 February 2017 Stoke City FC 1 Everton FC 1.
Sheffield Wednesday FC 2021-22 thirteen+twelve appearances, seven goals
debut (league one): (sub) 11 Sep'ber 2021 Plymouth Argyle FC 3 Sheffield Wednesday FC 0
Club honours FA Premier League best 10th 2016-17 (4ᵃ);
Football League One
fourth place & play-off semi-finalists 2021-22;
FA Cup
best quarter-finalist 2014-15 (4).
Individual honours West Bromwich Albion FC Player's Player of the Year 2014-15;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 10" 11st 13lbs [2013].


Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2013] & ENFA.

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England
Position(s) Forward
Team honours UEFA Under-17 Championship Finals 2010 winner;
Individual honours Burundi (five appearances, one goal, 2018).
England U21 (thirteen appearances, ten goals, 2013-14), England U20 (four appearances, 2011), England U19 (eleven appearances, three goals, 2011-12), England U18 (two appearances, two goals, 2010-11), England U17 (twelve appearances, six goals, 2009-10), England U16 (four appearances, three goals, 2009).
England U21 Player of the Year 2014;
Distinctions Scored on his debut for Burundi on 8 September 2018


The Numbers
Squads unused
2 2
Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - no full appearances

manager: Roy Hodgson - no full apearancesx

Age 21
939 15 November 2014 - England 3 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 20
940 18 November 2014 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow Fr AW 22