Quick Facts about Paul Pogba
|Full name||Paul Labile Pogba|
|Age||28 as of 2021|
|Place of Birth||Lagny-sur-Marne, France|
|Height||1.91 m tall|
|Current Club||Manchester United|
Paul Pogba, with his charming personality you can’t get enough from him. Pogba has struggled to be able to reach where he is today. Read more to know his journey and his background.
Who Is Paul Pogba?
Paul Pogba ( Paul Labile Pogba ), born in Lagny-sur-Marne is a professional soccer player from France. He plays as a midfielder for Manchester United, a Premier League club, and France national team. In addition, he can also be used as a left-winger or defensive midfielder.
In 2013, he was awarded the Golden Boy award for his incredible performance while he was still in Juventus. Moreover, he was also awarded the Bravo award in 2014 for his hard work and determination. As time went by he kept on perfecting his skills and in 2016 he was named to the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year. In addition, he was also named the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
He joined Manchester United in 2016, at a transfer fee worth €105 million. This amount was at the time a world record transfer fee and the highest-paid by an English club. After joining the club he helped manchester to win the League Cup as well as Europa League. Moreover, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year in the 2018-19 season.
In international football, he was part of the squad, that brought victory to France in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he was the Captain. In addition, he was also awarded Best Player in the tournament. Moreover, in 2014 he was called for the senior team and took part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After the tournament, he was awarded the Best Young Player Award. Pogba helped France win the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament after he scored in the Finals.
Paul Pogba Background
He was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, in a middle class family. His passion for the game started at the age of six, where he join US Roissy-en-Brie. He kept on pushing and stayed with the club for the seven sean and the moved Le Havre but this time it was professional, joining in under 16 team. From Le Harve, his journey to greatness started and currently he is one of most admired player in the world. While growing up he was a huge fan of Arsenal football club. He also grew up looking up at his older brother who are twins and also footballer. In addition, he also admired Ronaldo a lot while growing up and he was the reason he is a footballer today.
Paul Pogba Family, Parents
He is the son of Fassou Antoine Pogba and Yeo Pogba, who are Guinean. However, Pogba has not disclosed much about his parents incase of anything we will update it as soon as possible.
Does Paul Pogba Have any Siblings
He has two elder twin brother, Florentin and Mathias who are also footballers. Despite being all of them being footballers Pogba is the only one in his family who plays for France while his two brothers plays for Guinean national team. Florentin plays as a defender for FC Sochaux while mathias plays as forward for ASM Belfort.
Is Paul Pogba Dating or Married?
Pogba is married to a lovely woman by the same of Maria Zulay, a Bolivian model . The two love birds tied the knot in 2019. Being a very secretive person much is not known about their marriage life.
Paul Pogba Kids
Together with his wife they have been blessed with two kids. They welcomed their first child, a son by the name of Labile Shakur on 3rd January, 2019.
How Much Does Paul Pogba Earn
He was among the highest paid footballer with a weekly salary of £290,000.
Paul Pogba Net Worth
As of 2021, he has a net worth of $125million and still counting.
Paul Pogba Car Collection
His taste for cars is just on another level as most of his machine are just amazing. Pogba’s collection include, Chevrolet Camaro, it is the best sport car from Chevrolet and its the cheapest in his garage. He is an owner of Mercedes GLS 4×4, which cost £71,465, he is also an owner of Rolls-Royce Wraith worth around £286,410. Just like most footballer he also own a version of a Lamborghini but as for him he owns Lamborghini Aventador worth £271k. Other Cars include, Maserati Quattroporte GTS, Audi RS6-R, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and McLaren P1.
Prior to joining Manchester United Youth Academy, he was playing for Le Havre. Pogba announced his departure to Manchester United on 31st July 2009. However, his announcement surprised his parent club since they had an agreement with him and his parents in 2006.
According to Le Havre, the agreement they had sealed with Pogba and his parents was until 2009-10 season and it also allowed Le Havre to sign Pogba to an aspirant Youth contract once he reached a certain age.
After his move to Manchester United, Le Harve released a statement criticizing manchester united and Pogba’s family. Le Harve went ahead and announced his intention to ask FIFA to check on the matter. On the other hand, Manchester United responded by announcing they were going to sue the club. On Pogba’s side, he denied the allegation that he left the club for a money issue which Le Harve President had claimed to be around £87,000 and a house.
After several confrontations between Manchester United and Le Harve, Pogba finally completed his transfer to Manchester on 7th October 2009. After the transfer was done he made his debut for the U-18 team on October 10th. Pogba stayed in the club youth team until the end of the 2010-11 season. After that, he was elevated to the senior team by Sir Alex Ferguson together with the other four players on 19th February 2011.
He made his first appearance for the first team on August 15th, 2011 in the team opening Premier Reserved League. He scored his first goal for the first team on August 25th against Swansea City Reserve. Moreover, Pogba made his Premier League debut on 31st January 2012, in a match against Stoke City, coming as a substitute in the 72nd minute. Furthermore, Pogba made his European debut on the second leg of the UEFA Europa League on 15th March against Athletic Bilbao.
Move to Juventus
Pogba joined Juventus at the start of the 2012-13 season. As usual, every time he moves to another club there is always a controversy. This time around Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Pogba had left the club after he refused to sign a new contract. According to Fergurson, Pogbad had signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as they were aware. He went ahead and claimed that Pogba did not show any respect to the club before signing.
Despite everything on 27th July, Juventus confirmed on their official website that Pogba had undergone club’s medical and he was ready to join the squad. On August, 3rd the transfer was complete with Pogba signing a four-year contract. He made his debut for Juventus on 1st August, in a pre-season friendly against Benfica in Geneva.
He made his official debut on 22nd September 2012 in the Serie A match against Chievo playing the full game. With Juventus, he appeared for UEFA Champions League on 2nd October against Shakhtar Donetsk. He scored the first goal for the club on 20th October against Napoli in a 2-1 win.
Pogba established himself during the 2013-14 season when he helped Juventus win the 2013 Italian Supercoppa. In addition, still in the same season, he won 2013’s Golden boy for the best young player in Europe in December 2013. Moreover, he was also named among the ten promising young players by The Guardian in January 2014. He also played a huge role in the 2015 Coppa Italia Final after he scored Juventus first goal on May 20th.
As a result of his good performance, he was shortlisted for the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award on July 15th, 2015. Moreover, after he was shortlisted, on 12 August, it was confirmed that he placed tenth in the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. His star in Europe continued to shine and he was nominated for the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year on 24th November. Moreover, on 11th, January 2016, he was named to the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Back to Manchester United
After being away for almost five years, on 8th August 2016, Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United in a record transfer fee worth €105 million (£89.3 million). At the time it was the highest football transfer fee. According to reports his agent, Mino Raiola got a sum of €27 million from Juventus after the deal was complete . With Manchester, he signed a five-year contract. However, he did not make his debut immediately as The Football Association, announced that he will be suspended for Manchester opening game due the two yellow cards he had acquired in the previous season while he was still in Juventus.
He made his first debut for Manchester United on 19th August 2016 in a 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. Moreover, he scored his first goal for Mnchester United on 24th September in a 4-1 win against Leicester City. In addition, he also scored two goals, on in the penalty spot while the other from a long distance on 20th October against Fenerbahce.
Moreover, during the summer of 2019, he had announced intention of leaving the club to join Real Madrid. However, Madrid offer of £27.6 million plus James Rodríguez was rejected by Manchester united since they felt the offer was too low compared to the Players value.
Pogba until datre he is a keypillar to manchester and he has helped the club reah several levels since his return despite several challenges here and there. Since his return in 2016, he has scored almost 30 goal and still counting.
Being a French he started his international career with the France national youth football team. In addition, before he debuted for his international youth career he was named the captain for the U-16 team. He made his debut for the youth team on 23rd September 2008. He scored his first goal for the France youth team on 31st January 2009 against Norway during Aegean Cup Finals. Moreover, he was part of the squad that represented France at the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship where he scored twice. On 6th September he made his debut for the U-19 team in its opening game against Italy.
s he perfected his skills he was called to the senior team and on March 22, 2013 he made his debut for the senior team. His first appearance was in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Georgia. In addition, Pogba scored his first goal for the senior team on 10 September 2013 against Belarus in a 4-2 win.
After they qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup he was named part of the squad that represented France during the competition. Furthermore, he also took part in the UEFA Euro 2016. In 2018, he was named part of the squad that represented France in 2018 World Cup. He played a huge role in bringing victory to France in 2018 World Cup Final after he scoring in a 4-2 win against Croatia.