FC Panathinaikos announces the acquisition of Younousse Sankharé from the team of CSKA Sofia. The Senegalese player signed a 1,5 year contract.

Sankharé was born on the 10th of September of 1989 in the French city of Sarcelles. He realized his first football steps in the academy of Paris Saint Germain.

He did his professional debut with Paris during 2007/08 period. In the second half of 2008/09 season he was loaned to Reims FC where he played 17 times for the championship. He returned to Paris for 2009/10 season. He appeared in 22 matches for the championship and scored one goal.

In summer 2010 he moved to Dijon staying for 2,5 years, playing in 67 duels for the championship and scoring 10 goals. In January 2013 he went on loan to the team of Valenciennes. During the six months of his stay there, he appeared in 13 games for the championship. The next step in Sankharé’s career was the team of Giungamp in which he remained for three years, appearing 98 times and scoring 9 goals. In summer 2016 he was purchased by Lille OSC, competing in 21 matches and scoring 2 goals.

From January 2017 till November 2019, he moved to FC Girondins de Bordeaux where he played in 67 matches and scored 12 goals. Last June he decided to play for the first time abroad and travelled to Bulgaria to join CSKA Sofia.  With the Bulgarian team he played in 12 matches and scored in 3 occasions. He also participated in all Europa League group matches.

“I have chosen Panathinaikos because a great Club can fulfill the desires of any player with ambitions. I am very happy to be here. I know Mr. Dreossi for quite a long time and it was easier for me to decide to come. I also know our trainer. It is nice that they both speak French as this will help my adaptation here. I want to help Panathinaikos to fulfill its objectives, to return to the European Competitions and I want to be part of it”. This was the first statement of Younousse Sankharé, after he signed his contract.

We welcome Younousse into Panathinaikos’ family.

Younousse, bienvenue chez nous!