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Full NameWilliam Saliba
First NameWilliam
Last NameSaliba
Birth NameWilliam Alain Andre Gabriel Saliba
ProfessionSoccer Player
Birth CityBondi
Birth CountryFrance
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
Height193 cm
Weight83 kg
Networth$5 M
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Date of BirthMarch 24,2001
Age23 years

William Saliba is a French-born professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Arsenal and the France national team

He plays as a centre-back. He was born William Alain Andre Gabriel Saliba.

Football mad from an early age 

Saliba was football mad from an early age. He said when he was little, he was always playing football and always loved football whenever he could remember. 

At the age of just three, he wanted to become a professional footballer, and when he grew older, it stayed his dream for his whole life. 

Though his family didn't like football as much as he did, they handed him a ball when he was small, and ever since, he has been playing football which was his only choice in sports. 

At six, he joined the club. He was coached by the father of Kylian Mbappe.

He has been an Arsenal fan throughout his life 

Not only has Saliba loved playing football since he was a kid, but he also loved watching football. 

According to Saliba, he watched all the Champions League games while he was growing up, and it was at that time he fell in love with Arsenal

He had an Arsenal shirt when he was about seven or eight years old. He grew up idolizing Thierry Henry

He was the one whom he looked up to the most, and he loved watching him. So, he had an Arsenal jersey with Thierry Henry [on the back].

Young William Saliba in Arsenal jersey.
Young William Saliba in Arsenal jersey. Source: Instagram

Saliba is currently living his dream after signing a long-term contract with the club in July 2019

In an interview, he said he didn't think twice while signing for Arsenal though he had a choice between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur because of his love for Arsenal

He was on loan to Nice and Marseille before returning to Arsenal ahead of the 2022-23 season

His parents are no more in this world

Saliba was born to a Lebanese father, Brian Roberston, and a Cameroonian mother, Mrs. Saliba. According to the sources, both of his parents are no longer in this world. 

He has a brother and a sister.

William Saliba as a kid with his late mom.
William Saliba as a kid with his late mom. Source: Instagram

He faced a one-month suspension ban over the snap chat video he posted

Saliba was subjected to an investigation by a disciplinary committee while he was playing for Nice on loan after the three years old Snapchat video resurfaced in February

The clip filmed by Saliba showed one of his France youth international teammates m*sturbating nakedly. 

For his activity, he was handed a one-month suspension ban. 

He wasn't always a defender

Saliba wasn't always a defender. He was a striker until he was 12 years old. He only changed his position when he changed the club. 

According to Saliba, he had a U15s coach named Abdallah who asked him what other position he could play since there were so many midfielders already there, after which he said he could play as a striker. 

His coach said they would test him as a defender, and Saliba played well. 

After the tournament, his coach said the defender was his new role, and that is what he would sign for. 

Since that day, Saliba has been playing as a defender. He even did a test as a striker at Bordeaux.

Who is his wife?

Saliba is not yet married. As per the sources, he is currently single and has no girlfriend. There is not much information about his past relationships.

Net Worth

According to the sources, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million.


  1. He was born in Bondi, France, on the 24th of March, 2001. He is currently 21 years old.

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