Paul Pogba is a French footballer who plays for the French national team and Manchester United in the English Premier League. Paul became the most expensive footballer in the world when he returned to ‘Manchester United’ in 2016. He began his professional football career with ‘Manchester United’ in 2011 before being loaned to ‘Juventus’ in Italy the following year. His rousing effort propelled his squad to four straight ‘Serie A’ wins, two ‘Supercoppa Italiana,’ and two ‘Coppola Italia’ titles. His constantly outstanding performance earned him the title of most promising young football player, and he was awarded the ‘Golden Boy’ award in 2013. He was named to the 2015 ‘UEFA Team of the Year,’ after playing a key role in his team’s runner-up finish in the 2015 ‘UEFA Champions League.’ He led his national French football team to victory in the ‘FIFA Under-20 World Cup’ in 2013. At the end of the event, he was also awarded the ‘Best Player’ title. He was voted the tournament’s ‘Best Young Player’ at the 2014 ‘FIFA World Cup.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Paul Pogba was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France, on March 15, 1993, to Fassou Antoine and Yeo Moriba. Before Paul was born, his parents were Guinean Muslims who lived in Conakry, Guinea. The family, tired of poverty, relocated to France in search of a better and more satisfying life. His family was one of thousands of African families who fled to Europe during the early 1990s African refugee crisis.
He has two older brothers who did not accompany their parents to France and chose to remain in Guinea for the first several years. They did, however, eventually become a part of the family. Paul’s father was a remote man who never seemed to care about what his son did or wanted to do with his life. Paul developed an interest in football while in high school and wanted to pursue a career in the sport. Soon, all three brothers were hooked on the game, and their mother backed them up.
Paul joined his first football club, ‘US Roissy-en-Brie,’ when he was six years old, just a few kilometres from his home. Paul’s techniques developed dramatically under their expert coaching, and over the next seven years, he established himself as a highly competitive young player.
He quickly joined the club ‘US Torcy,’ where he captained their ‘Under-13’ team, before eventually joining the famed ‘Le Havre’ club. While playing for ‘Le Havre,’ he was noticed by a number of clubs interested in signing him. Both of his brothers are still active football players who currently play for other European clubs.
Paul joined ‘Manchester United’ in 2009, which was a surprising turn of events. ‘Le Havre’ was enraged and threatened to accuse ‘Manchester United’ with bribery in order to force Paul to terminate his contract. Paul and ‘Manchester United,’ on the other hand, were untouched. Paul joined the ‘Manchester United’ youth program in 2009 and stayed until 2011.
Career of Paul Pogba
He made his debut with ‘Manchester United’ in their ‘Under-18’ team in October 2009, and he did well enough to keep his spot in the team throughout the season. The following season, he continued with the club’s academy squad, and in November 2010, he was called up to join the club’s reserve team.
He was one of four players from the reserve team to be called up to the first team in February 2011. He proceeded to play for the club’s ‘Under-18’ team, where he helped them win the ‘Youth Cup.’ He made his ‘Premier League’ debut against the somewhat inferior ‘Stoke City’ in January 2012. Later that year, he made his UEFA Europa League debut.
Paul refused to sign a new contract with ‘Manchester United’ in 2012, which drew a lot of criticism from the club’s manager. He soon became a member of ‘Juventus.’ He played in both the UEFA Champions League and Serie A in his debut season with the club, and he excelled in both. He was dubbed the ‘Golden Boy’ in December 2013, an honor bestowed upon the greatest young European player.
Paul was rated one of the ten most promising players in Europe by ‘The Guardian’ in January 2014. He was one of the team’s most important players, having appeared on the field more than any other player. He led his side to the ‘Serie A’ title and was instrumental in helping ‘Juventus’ reach the ‘Europa League’ semi-finals.’ He was nominated as one of the nominees for the coveted ‘Ballon d’Or’ award in October 2014. In the race for the prize, he was the youngest player in the field.
In 2015, he guided his side to a ‘Serie A’ title and helped them reach the ‘Champions League’ finals. This was the first time in 12 years that ‘Juventus’ had accomplished this accomplishment. The ‘Coppa Italia’ trophy was won by ‘Juventus’ in May 2015. He was one of the main contenders for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award in July 2015, and was later accepted as a member of the UEFA Team of the Year.
Paul signed an £89.3 million contract with ‘Manchester United’ in August 2016, according to reports. In and of itself, this was a new record. Due to the two yellow cards he received in his previous match for ‘Juventus,’ ‘The Football Association’ announced that Paul would not be included in the club’s team for the first leg of the ‘Premier League.’
He guided ‘Manchester United’ to the finals of the ‘EFL Cup,’ and he scored the game-winning goal for his club in the ‘Europa League’ finals in May 2017. The club’s nine-year search for the ‘Europa League’ title was finally over.
Since he began playing competitive football, Paul has been a member of the French national team. He has been a member of the squad in practically every age group for which he was eligible. Pogba was the captain of France’s first and only Under-20 World Cup-winning side. He was also a member of the French team that competed in the 2014 ‘FIFA World Cup.’ He was named the ‘Best Young Player’ at the end of the competition.
He also assisted his country in reaching the 2016 ‘Euro Cup’ finals, where France was defeated by Portugal.
Personal Experiences of Paul Pogba
Dencia, an African model, has been in a relationship with Paul Pogba. During their stay at the ‘Lowry Hotel,’ however, the couple sparked quite a stir when a few residents complained about the couple engaging in “extremely noisy sex.” The report was further sensationalized by ‘The Sun,’ while Paul’s agency flatly refuted it.
Paul, along with his brothers, attended the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards and presented an award to Shawn Mendes, a Canadian musician. Actress Natalie Dormer joined him on stage.
On the pitch, Paul is noted for his tenacity. His unique hairstyle has been imitated by thousands of his fans across the globe.
Estimated Net Worth
Paul Pogba has a net worth of $125 million.