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Paul Labile Pogba, widely known as La Pioche, is one of the best French footballers. The midfielder joined Le Havre's youth side in 2007. Two years later, he joined

Manchester United

, and after beginning his senior career with the Red Devils, Pogba moved to Italian side

Juventus

in 2012.

He helped I Bianconeri to win four consecutive Serie A titles, as well as two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and two Coppa Italia titles. During his time in

Italy

, La Pioche became one of the greatest young players in the world, winning the Golden Boy award in 2013, and the following year, the young talent won the Bravo Award which was handed out by Guerin Sportivo, the Italian magazine, to the most incredible young European football player.

After Juventus reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2015, he was named the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year and the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI. Pogba's extraordinary performances at the zebras led to him rejoining the Red Devils in 2016 for €105 million, which was the world record transfer fee at the time. In his first season, he helped the club to win the League Cup and the Europa League.

On the international level,

Paul Pogba

helped

France

to win the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and due to his extraordinary performances, he received the Best Player award. A year later, he made his debut for the France senior side and represented his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, winning the Best Young Player Award. Paul Pogba also played at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he scored the winning goal in the final. 

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Paul Pogba Bio

  • Full Name:

    Paul Labile Pogba

  • Nickname:

    La Pioche

  • Profession:

    Professional Football Player

Paul Pogba Physical Stats

  • Height:

    191

  • Eye Color:

    Black

  • Hair Color:

    Black

Weight:

84 

           

Paul Pogba Football Information

  • Positon:

    Midfielder

  • Professional Debut:

    10 October 2009

Jersey Number:

6

Paul Pogba Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:

    15 March 1993

  • Birth Place:

    Lagny-sur-Marne, France

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Pisces

  • Nationality:

    French

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Paul Pogba Early Life

In this part of our article on

Paul Pogba biography

, we will review some facts about

Paul Pogba childhood

and family facts, from his early days to the time he became famous. Football fans know about Pogba's abilities, but few consider his bio, which is quite interesting.

Paul Pogba date of birth

is 15 March 1993, in Lagny-Sur-Marne, France, and

Paul Pogba nationality

is French. He was born to his father, Fassou Antoine Pogba, and his mother, Yeo Moriba Pogba, located in Paris, France. He was born months after his mum left Guniea. Fortunately, with the birth of Pogba in France, they secured their citizenship.

The French midfielder is Fassou Antoine and Yeo Moriba's youngest, and before his birth, the couple twins, Florentin and Mathias, were born. The twins were happy with ending their difficult time in Guinea, West Africa. When Pogba was two years old, his parents separated, and since then, Yeo Moriba raised her boys alone. Although his parents separated, Paul had a good relationship with his Daddy.

Truth be told, Fassou Antoine discovered his son's ability.  Once Fassou Antoine said: "as a little boy, paul was curious to know many things about life. His mind was open, so big, beyond his age. Paul had in-depth knowledge of certain subject. I encouraged him to do lots of things and to follow his interests which he did in football. When I saw Paul play football for the first time, I could see that his technique beat that of his peers. Paul was four years old, and he always played with big boys who were older than him."

Yeo Moriba enrolled little Pogba in Roissy-en-Brie, where he had kicked the ball for the first time. Little Pogba followed hid Daddy's advice and began football seriously. All three brothers began building a career as Yeo Moriba, and Fassou Antoine supported them.

Pogba's Dad dreamed of becoming a footballer, but the conditions were not appropriate for him. Once he said: "sadly, I played at a level that was lower than I wanted to play at. From the onset, I wanted Florentin and Mathias and Paul to play at the highest possible level. I was really hard on them when they were kids and that helped them to learn quickly."

When Pogba was 6, he had a successful time with US Roissy-en-Brie. The French boy spent seven seasons at the club, and then he moved to US Torcy, where he was the captain of the US Torcy under-13 side.

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Paul Pogba Profile

In this section of Sportmob's article of

Paul Pogba bio

, we will present you with Paul Pogba's profile includes his style of play, goal celebration, and reception.

Pogba joined Le Havre after spending one season with US Torcy. In his second season, he became the captain of the under-16 side. On 31 July 2009, the French midfielder announced that he would join Manchester United's youth academy. His parent club was surprised with his move, and on 1 August, the club criticized Pogba and his parents.

The club announced a statement: "The player [Pogba] and his parents refused to keep the arrangement because Manchester United offered very high sums of money to the parents of the [player] with the aim of obtaining the transfer of their son." 

On the other hand, the Red Devils threatened to sue Le Havre, and the French midfielder revealed that he was not leaving Le Havre for monetary reasons.

On 7 October 2009, Pogba completed his move to the Red Devils, and on 10 October made his debut with Manchester United's under-18 side against Crewe Alexandra. The midfielder ended the 2009–10 under-18 season with seven goals in 21 matches.

On 19 February 2011, Alex Ferguson promoted four academy players to the first-team squad, and Paul Pogba was one of them. He played in FA Cup fifth-round match against Crawley Town, and he wore kit number 42. Before the start of the 2011–12 season, Alex Ferguson said Pogba was going to play for the senior side during the season.

"I mean if we hold Pogba back, what's going to happen? He's going to leave. You know, in a couple of years' time when his contract is going to finish. So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first-team and he's got great ability," said Ferguson. In the 2011–12 season, Pogba played for the club's reserve team, and on 15 August 2011 made his debut in the Premier Reserve League match against

Arsenal

.

On 31 January 2012, the midfielder played for the first time in Premier League against

Stoke City

, replacing Javier Hernandez. On 3 July 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager, announced that Pogba had left the Red Devils after not signing a new contract.

Ferguson said that Pogba had signed for Juventus and accused him of disrespecting the English club. He said, "a long time ago as far as we're aware. It is disappointing. I don't think he showed us any respect at all, to be honest. I'm quite happy that if they [footballers] carry on that way, they're probably better doing it away from us."

He made his debut on 1 August in a pre-season friendly against

Benfica

, replacing Andrea Pirlo. On 22 September 2012, he made his Serie A debut against

Chievo

, and on 2 October, he played for the first time in the UEFA Champions League against

Shakhtar Donetsk

. The midfielder scored his first goal for the Zebra against Napoli. 

The following season, Paul Pogba helped Juventus to win the 2013 Italian Supercoppa against

Lazio

. In that game he scored the first goal of the match and was named Man of the Match. He was elected in 2013's Golden Boy for the best young player in Europe.

In January 2014, The Guardian named Pogba as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe. He ended the season with another Serie A title under Antonio Conte. Juventus also reached the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Pogba was improving every day at Juventus so that he managed to be on the ten-man shortlist for the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In the 2015–16 season, he was given number-10 jersey after Carlos Tevez's departure. The number-10 jersey had previously been worn by Michel Platini Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero. On 31 October 2015, he played 100th times in Serie A against

Torino

in the Turin Derby. He finished the 2015-16 season as the top assist provider in Serie A, with a record of 12 assists.

Paul Pogba played four seasons at Juventus, winning Serie A title on four occasions, two Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. The French midfielder scored 34 goals and provided 40 assists in 178 appearances that he made for the Black and Whites.  

On 8 August 2016, the French midfielder returned to Manchester United. He signed a five-year contract for €105 million-plus bonuses of €5 million, which was a record for the highest football transfer fee at the time.

He made his debut in Premthe League19 in August 2016 against

Southampton

. Once he said: "Choosing to come back to Man United was my choice. Juventus were playing Champions League, and Manchester were playing Europa League. I knew first of all I wouldn't play Champions League and I was very happy. I made my choice and don't regret it at all. I know Manchester the last few years are not being at the top, but I came back just to help the team, and try to come back at the top so we are on the way. Do I look sad? I'm happy. Like I said again, I'm happy to wear the shirt, I'm really happy to come back to Man United wearing this shirt playing for this team, this big club."

Paul Pogba has played five seasons at the Red Devils and has won one EFL Cup and one UEFA Europa League. The creative midfielder has scored 36 goals and provided 36 assists for his teammates.

On the international level, Paul Pogba began with the national youth football team. He became the under-16 side captain under Guy Ferrier.

In a 2014 World Cup qualifier, the midfielder made his debut for the France senior side on 22 March 2013 against

Georgia

. He represented his country 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he won the title with France.

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Style of play

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is regarded as one of the best French footballers. Manchester United club described him as a "powerful, skilful, and creative player who has an eye for goal, and a penchant for the spectacular."

Due to his long legs, he looks like tentacles during tackling or running. Pogba is a hard-working, quick, large, and physically strong player.

His stamina, striking ability, and powerful shots are always praised by his teammates and coaches.

Gianluigi Buffon

, his former Juventus teammate, compared him to French former footballer Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini. The goalkeeper also praised his leadership, work-rate, ability, and attitude. Once, he said, "he is a tremendous warrior on the pitch but also has so much talent. His control of the ball and the way he can swiftly change the play from defence to attack is special."

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Reception

Undoubtedly, Paul Pogba is one of the best Midfielders in France's history. His technique finesse, dribbling skills, and flair are praised by football fans.

Didier Deschamps, the manager of the France national side, said:

"He does things that others of his age, I have never seen do; it all comes easy, but he must not rest on his laurels, and especially must not be convinced that everything will always be easy. I do not want temper the instinct of his game, but he has to understand when the time is right to do things, in this way he will become even stronger. He must also improve the handling of his praise and criticism."

Also,

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

said:

 "Pogba is controversial, the media always talks about him, and I think this is out of jealousy. He has a big salary and always plays at the big matches and tournaments. He is the best midfielder in the world, and because of that he has a lot of haters."

Goal Celebration

The French midfielder is one of the Manchester United key players. He scored crucial goals for Juventus and the Red Devils, but Pogba didn't have any unique goal celebration and celebrated his goals differently.

But once, one of his goal celebrations was interesting. In one of Manchester United's matches against Newcastle at Old Trafford Pogba scored a goal and celebrated by crossing his wrists as he ran to the touchline.

After the game, Pogba explained the meaning of his celebration. Pogba wrote on Instagram: "While very happy to be back, my prayers go to those suffering slavery in Libya. May Allah be by your side, and may this cruelty come to an end!" It is worth mentioning that

Paul Pogba religion

is Islam. 

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Paul Pogba Outside Football

Time to take a look at Paul Pogba's life outside of football, which includes his hobbies and favorite activities. The midfielder is interested in playing video games, playing musical instruments, and playing poker.

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Paul Pogba Personal Life

In this part of Sportmob's article on Paul Pogba Biography, we will bring you fascinating information about his love life, dating history, and children. Stay tuned to read more on

Paul Pogba life story

.

Family, Children, and Relationships

Paul Pogba met Maria Zulay Salaues Antelo, a Bolivian model, in Los Angeles in 2018, and after that, they began dating. Is Pogba married to his partner Maria? When the midfielder had made his first official outing with Maria Zulay Salaues at the Old Trafford stadium, the couple wore similar diamonds on their left ring fingers.

A few days later, he shared a photo on Instagram, on which Paul Pogba wrote: "with Madame Pogba." In the case of the footballer children, you might know that the lovebirds have a son.

Philanthropy

It is interesting to know if Paul Pogba has had any background in philanthropy and humanitarian work. The French midfielder has his foundation, which is focused on clean drinking water in Africa.

"As you may know, about 663 million people in many countries - especially Africa - suffer from lack of clean water and live without it. Many people walk 2-4 hours a day to swamps and rivers to gather DIRTY water for their families. I'm opening a birthday fundraiser to raise funds for an organisation called CHARITY WATER that provides drinking water to people in developing nations. The organization was founded in 2006 and has helped fund 24,537 projects in 24 countries. Our goal is to raise minimum £26,000.00 and I’ll double the total raised. Every penny counts! Together we can make a difference," said Pogba.

Legal Issues

Paul Pogba, one of the best French footballers, has had no legal disputes throughout his life.

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Paul Pogba Career Statistics

Now is the time to review Paul Pogba's career on the club and international level.

Club

The French midfielder has played 393 matches for two clubs (Manchester United and Juventus). The creative midfielder has scored 73 times and has provided 83 assists for his teammates.

International

On the international level, Pogba has played 74 matches for France international team, scoring ten times. He also played for France U20, U19, U18, U17, and U16.

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Paul Pogba Honors

The last part of our article on Paul Pogba bio is about his honors and achievements. The French midfielder won the Serie A title on four occasions, two Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles at Juventus.

Pogba also has won one EFL Cup and one UEFA Europa League with the Red Devils. The footballer has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with his country.

His notable individual achievements are the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball, 2013 Golden Boy, Serie A Team of the Year (three times), 2014 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player, 2014 Bravo Award, and 2018 Knight of the Legion of Honour.

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