Born as Renato Júnior Luz Sanches, he is a famous Portuguese professional footballer who is best known for being the midfielder for the Portugal national team. He is also playing for the German club Bayern Munich. According to his biography, the midfielder was born on 18 August 1997, which makes us state Renato Sanches real age be 21 years old as of 2018.

 

Sanches started his professional football career at Benfica who made his debut in October 2014 for the reserves and in October 2015 for the first team. While he was in the team, they won the Primeira Liga and Taça da Liga. With an initial payment of €35 million, he decided to move to Bayern Munich which was the highest remuneration paid for a Portuguese player going to leave the domestic league at that time. At youth level, he has earned 40 caps and scored 8 goals for the country. In March 2016, he made his international debut and at the age of 18, he was then chosen for UEFA Euro 2016. This made him hold the record of being the youngest Portuguese to be the part of the international tournament. In addition to that, he became the youngest player to win a UEFA Euro final. Portugal captured the title for the first time and Sanches was named the Young Player of the Tournament where he scored one goal during the competition. The Portuguese midfielder is also noted for being the recipient of the 2016 Golden Boy Award. Scroll down to read more interesting wiki of footballer Sanches below:

 

 
 
 
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Early Life and Education

Renato Júnior Luz Sanches was born in 1997 in the Hospital Amadora-Sintra located at the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. He was born to the parents named Renato Sanches (father) and Maria das Dores (mother). His father is from São Tomé and Príncipe and mother from Cape Verde. He was called as Bulo by his grandmother. He spent his childhood days in the impoverished Lisbon, near Musgueira.

 

After Renato’s birth, his parents separated and after the split, his father moved to France. Renato’s birth was not registered only in 2002 when his father returned from France. Only after his return, Renato was baptized. As per the registration made on 22 August 2002, he was born on 18 August 1997 at 3:25 p.m. At the age of eight, he started receiving football training by joining Águias da Musgueira. In 2006, he joined Benfica’s youth system where the team rewarded him with a payment of €750 and 25 footballs for the deal.

 

Career and Professional Life

Renato initiated his professional debut in the B-team in the second division at the 2014–15 campaign. On 5 October 2014, he appeared in the competition where he played the first half of the match with 2–2 away draw against Feirense. In the second half of the season, he was given the straight red card and sent off twice as a substitute on 11 January 2015 and as a starter on7 March against Porto B and Santa Clara respectively.

 

 
 
 
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Career with Benfica

He played for the reserve team for a year and later was promoted to the first team in 2015-16.  Until 30 August 2015, he was playing in reserve. He impressed the entire team and its supporter by the scoring within two minutes in their 2–1 loss at Varzim. After seventeen days, in a match against Desportivo das Aves, he scored two penalty kicks bu the team made a loss of 3–2. He performed an outstanding performance in the UEFA Youth League on 21 October against Galatasaray. He made a great progress in his professional career by making the debut from the first team in a match against Tondela in the 74th minute. The team made the victory on the match with an impressive score of 4–0.

 

In November 2015, he made his international break and made a new agreement with Benfica which was valid until 2021. In the starting line-up on 25 November, Sanches was seen playing 90 minutes in a 2–2 away draw in the match for the UEFA Champions against Astana. He received huge appreciation and praise from the entire media and fans after delivering the incredible performances in a Primeira Liga win at Braga. On 4 December, he made his first score for Benfica in a match against Académica by beating the goalkeeper named Trigueira with an impressive strike of 30-meter. He was named the youngest player for Benfica who scored at the Estádio da Luz in the 21st century. The goal made by Sanches was named as “Goal of the Month.”

 

On 2nd January, Sanches set another mind-blowing performance by scoring his second goal at Vitória de Guimarães. While he was leaving the ground after a win of 1–0, the supporters of Rio Ave made him the target of racism by making monkey noises. But in response, he mimicked as a monkey and put a smile while making his arms moved. Sanches got a second yellow card during a 2–0 win at Marítimo on 8 May. Benfica made a victory over the league cup by beating Marítimo with a win of 6–2 on 20 May in Coimbra at the 2016 Taça da Liga Final. 

 

German Club Bayern Munich

Sanches and German club Bayern Munich made a contract on 10 May 2016, which would come to an effect from 1st July for €35 million deal with an addition of €45 million contingent on objectives, making the total amount of deal to be €80 million. This deal made a significant growth in his net worth figure. This transfer made Sanches the most expensive Portuguese player to move from the domestic league. The initial payment included in the contract was the fourth-highest amount offered to a player in Bayern Munich’s history.

 

 
 
 
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Sanches was injured at his thigh during a play and recovered on 9 September, starting by making a victory at Schalke 04 of 2–0 win on 9 September. He received the Golden Boy award on 24 October in the category of best European player under the age of 21; this made him the first Portuguese player to earn the award.

 

2018–19 Season

Sanches made his first goal for Bayern Munich on 19 September against his former club Benfica during which Bayern won the match by 2–0.

 

Personal Life

Sanches is one of those athletes who doesn’t want worthless limelight because of his relationship and dating stories. His private life is out of the spotlight and never talks about his personal life in front of the public and media. He gives the most priority to his love which is none other than “football” itself. The Portuguese midfielder is not married yet but is rumored to have a secret affair with his girlfriend. It is said that Sanches is the father of a child named Jaysson but we have no information regarding the baby’s mother.

 

 
 
 
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Renato Sanches’s Real Age

Sanches opponent dragged him into a controversy by stating that he has lied about his date of birth. This is because there is a gap between his birth and its registration. He was accused by Bruno de Carvalho and Guy Roux for lying about the real age. The hospital where Sanches birth took place published a document on 8 July 2016, which states that he was born at 15:25 local time on 18 August 1997. From the document published by Hospital Amadora-Sintra, it is proved that the real age of Renato Sanches is 21 years old as of 2018.

 

Body Measurements

It’s an exciting task to talk about the body statistics of an athletic person who is highly conscious to fitness and workout. Renato too is a fitness freak who stands at the height of 5 feet 9.5 inches. His weight is 70 kilograms which makes a perfect balance between his height and weight. Other body stats like Sanches feet size, dress size, etc. are not available. He possesses dark brown eyes and looks awesome in his black color hair. Because of his hair and football attributes, he has been compared to footballer Edgar Davids.

 

Salary and Net worth

Renato Sanches has an estimated net worth £2.5 million with an annual salary above $2 million. Some wiki sites have revealed that he rides a car of brand Audi. From the deal with the football clubs, he has been receiving the huge amount of contract amount from the clubs. He has made several records for his Portuguese team and other football clubs. He broke the record held by Cristiano Ronaldo for 12 years as the youngest Portuguese selected for the international competition.

 

 
 
 
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Wiki and Facts

Demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia have provided Sanches bio on their web pages. The Footballer is active on Facebook @OficialRenatoSanches where he has garnered more than 632k followers. Likewise, he is available on Instagram @renatosanches35 and on Twitter @renatosanches35. He has garnered about 2 million followers in his Instagram account. He is following only a few peoples like Cristiano Ronaldo, Coman Kingsley, Nelson Freitas and so on.