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Paul Pogba (Full Name – Paul Labile Pogba) is a French mid-fielder born on 15 March 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne, France. His father’s name is Fassou Antoine Pogba and mother is Yeo Pogba. He has two elder brothers – Florentin Pogba and Mathias Pogba.
Paul Pogba’s parents were Guinean Muslims and lived in Conakry, Guinea, before he was born. The family moved to France, because of poverty, for a better and fulfilling life.
He became passionate about football in his school and decided to build a career in the sport. Soon, all three brothers became addicted to the game while their mother supported them.
At the age of 6, Paul joined his very first club, ‘US Roissy-en-Brie,’ which was a few miles away from his home. In the next seven years, he emerged as a highly skilled and competitive young player.
Pogba soon joined the club ‘US Torcy’ and played in their ‘Under-13’ team as the captain, before finally joining the prestigious ‘Le Havre’ club. Finally in 2009, he joined Manchester United in the youth program of the club and continued with it until 2011.
In October 2009, Paul Pogba made his debut with Man Utd as part of their ‘Under-18’ team and performed well enough to maintain his place in the team throughout the season.
In November 2010, he was summoned to be part of club’s reserve team. In February 2011, he was one of the four players from the reserve team to be included in the first team.
In January 2012, Pogba made his Premier League debut against Stoke City. Later that year, he made his debut in the UEFA Europa League. In 2012, he joined Juventus and in his first season with the club, he played in the UEFA Champions League and the Serie A and performed magnificently well in both.
In December 2013, he was named the ‘Golden Boy.’ He was one of the key players in the team and made more appearances on the field than any other player of his team.
Pogba secured the Serie A title for his team. He was named as one of the candidates for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. He led his team to a Serie A win in 2015 and helped them reach the finals of the UCL. Juventus achieved this feat for the first time in 12 years.
In May 2015, Juventus won the Coppa Italia. In July 2015, Paul was one of the strongest contenders in the race for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award and was later included in the UEFA Team of the Year.
In August 2016, it was announced that Pogba had signed a contract worth £89.3 million with Manchester United. This was a new record in itself. In May 2017, he scored the winning goal for his team in the finals of the Europa League.
Paul Pogba has been representing the French national team ever since he started playing competitive football. He has been part of the team in almost all the age groups that he was eligible for.
He served as the captain of the first and the only French football team that won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. He was also part of French squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. By the end of the tournament, he was named the ‘Best Young Player.’
Awards & Achievements
- 1X FIFA WORLD CUP
- 2X EFL CUP
- 4X SERIE A
- 2X COPPA ITALIA
- 2X ITALIAN SUPER CUP
- 1X EUROPA LEAGUE
- 1X UNDER-20 WORLD CUP
Paul Pogba has been in a relationship with African model Dencia.
He attended the 2017 ‘MTV Europe Music Awards’ along with his brothers and presented an award to Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. His unique hairstyle has been imitated by thousands of his fans across the globe.