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Top Facts about Neal Maupay, Seagulls Striker

Mon 25 October 2021 | 8:30

Going through Top Facts about Neal Maupay, we will be telling you about the details of his private life along with general information concerning his football career throughout the years.

Neal Maupay's life story gives data about his upbringing, early childhood, parents, family, girlfriend/wife-to-be, lifestyle, net worth, and private affairs.

We illustrate the life and events of the Great Footballer known as "Neal." Sportmob covers his life story from his initial days as a striker to his present status.

We all know he has a knack for scoring goals, and he is probably one of France's next major stars.

Top Facts about Neal Maupay Telling You What He is Like

Here is a couple of quick facts to let you know a bit about him.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Neal Maupay

  • Nicknames:

     N/A

  • Date of Birth:

     14 August 1996

  • Place of Birth:

     Versailles, France

  • Age:

     25

  • Nationality:

     French

  • Height:

     1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

  • Weight:

     69 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: 

    N/A

  • Position:

     Forward, Attacking Midfielder

  • Current Team:

     Brighton & Hove Albion

  • Jersey Number:

     9

Net Worth:

 $

10 to $20 million

Neal Maupay Upbringing Years and Family Roots

Neal Maupay was born on August 14, 1996, in the French department of Yvelines, on the outskirts of Paris, France, to an Argentine mother and a French father.

Maupay's ancestors were from the lovely city of Versailles, which is about 17.1 kilometers from the heart of Paris.

His family lived in Versailles, one of the wealthiest suburbs outside of Paris, at the time. Versailles is notable for its gardens, which have been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Despite being born in France, Neal Maupay has Argentine ancestors thanks to his mother, who immigrated to France and married Neal Maupay's father.

While Maupay's mother took care of the house, his father had a civil service job, which had an indirect impact on Neal Maupay's early life and football development.

Transfers within the civil service are a typical occurrence for civil servants. His father received word in 2001 that he had been transferred from Versailles to one of his work branches on the Cote d'Azur, a French administrative district in the southeast.

The Maupay family made the decision to relocate in good faith, and little Neal (aged 5) and his parents traveled over 880.0 kilometers to the Cote d'Azur.

The small boy's footballing fantasies were sparked there, one of the Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

The French Riviera (Cote d'Azur in French) is the Mediterranean coastline in France's southeast corner. 

Riviera is an Italian word that refers to the ancient Ligurian area that is between the rivers Var and Magra.

The Cote d'Azur, or French Riviera, is a nickname given by France to the County of Nice after its takeover in 1860, since the Alps prevented the rain and the Mistral (south French chilly wind), and the temperature was comparable to that of northern Italy, even in winter, with a sky as blue as its sea.

This shoreline was one of the earliest contemporary resort areas.

The little youngster discovered his passion for “playing football” when he was six years old, in the year 2002.

Neal's parents registered him in a local club called Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis because of his early football interest.

He began his quest for a football education there at a young age, combining it with his schooling. Maupay could only play the game with his friends on weekends due to schooling limits at the time.

Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis had an excellent relationship with some notable names in French football, despite being a minor football club.

The club developed a reputation for sending its best students to trial with OGC Nice, one of their closest neighbors.

OGC Nice

was interested in Neal Maupay since he was Valbonne's outstanding student.

The club went to great lengths to get him accepted into their academy program, one of the Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

Neal Maupay Career Buildout

In 2007, OGC Nice management spotted Neal Maupay's potential and went over and beyond.

The club sent scouts to his parents' home to encourage them to allow their kid to join them, another one of the Neal Maupay.

Neal Maupay's parents were delighted, and their young prodigy son transferred to Nice, a club 30 minutes away from his previous club.

Because of his mature footballing brain, Maupay began playing upfront for Nice. Despite not being the biggest or strongest player on the team, he developed a reputation for always being in the right place at the right time.

The young soccer player's hero was

Luis Suarez

, who was a superstar at Ajax at the time.

On the pitch, he imitated his style of play, which set him apart from his academy teammates. It was at this point that Neal realized he was going to be a successful football player.

In his five years at the OGC Nice youth academy, Neal Maupay progressed by leaps and bounds. They wanted to get his signature on their first team as soon as he reached 16 years old.

Maupay's initial call-up to the Nice first-team squad was a happy moment for him, as he became the youngest player ever to be named to an OGC Nice first-team squad.

Neal, who was 16 years old, made another accomplishment shortly after receiving his call. One of the Top Facts about Neal Maupay is that he became the second-youngest goal scorer in

Ligue 1

history.

Even while everything seemed to be going his way, the rising French star had no idea that gloomy days were on the way, and his days with the OGC Nice were numbered.

Neal Maupay Path to Prominence

After breaking into the first-team squad, everything seemed to be going well for Neal Maupay. Everything went smoothly.

Until a broken cruciate ligament forced him to give up his beloved football. Maupay was recovering from an injury when he encountered a different approach from his boss, Claude Puel.

He was taken aback to discover himself falling out of favor with a man who had before admired him greatly, one of the

Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

Claude Puel's actions began to have an impact on his career, and he eventually changed his mind regarding his future with the club.

After being sidelined, the "Child of Nice," as he was known, lost his cool. In August 2015, he took the conscious decision to quit the OGC Nice.

Maupay was transferred to

Saint-Etienne

on August 10, 2015. He began to make a strong impact on the club within a few weeks after joining.

He made the smart decision to leave OGC Nice based on his performance in Saint-Etienne.

Neal Maupay was called up by the French U19 team due to his goal-scoring abilities with Saint-Etienne.

After being called up to the French U19 side, Maupay became even more determined to ascend the footballing ladder.

He started planning his future at this point. It was only a matter of time until the teenager lost interest in French football.

The football passionate suddenly got a desire to play in the

Premier League

. Maupay created a technique that he intended to use to put the lower English division to the test.

He was confident in his ability to use the English Ligue 2 platform to progress to League 1, then the Championship, and finally the Premier League.

First, Neal agreed to put his talent to the test by signing a loan deal with English Ligue 2 club Brest.

The forward signed a season-long loan with Ligue 2 club

Brest

on July 20, 2016.

He had a promising start to the 2016–17 season, scoring 10 goals in 21 games, earning the UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Month award in August 2016, and receiving nominations in September, October, and December.

Maupay's excellent record was interrupted by injuries in December 2016 and February 2017, and he concluded the season with 12 goals in 31 games.

Neal Maupay Ascend to Prominence

Neal Maupay found it difficult to settle in England without first learning the language. He once said:

“I WAS YOUNG, AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE TO LEAVE MY COUNTRY. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH. I DIDN’T KNOW ANYONE IN THE CLUB.

I DON’T ALSO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ENGLISH FOOTBALL, OR ABOUT ENGLAND. I’D NEVER BEEN TO LONDON. IT’S WASN’T EASY TO SETTLE AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WHEN YOU LIVE WITH A NEW CULTURE.”

Maupay did well despite the linguistic barrier, one of the Top Facts about Neal Maupay. He went on to win the UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Month award in August 2016.

He was also nominated for player of the month honors in September, October, and December of 2016.

Following these achievements, Neal decided to take a chance and join Championship team Brentford on a permanent basis.

The Versailles-born got off to a strong start with

Brentford

, where he quickly established himself as their go-to goal scorer.

His outstanding performance throughout the 2018/2019 season earned him the following major awards:

(1) The 2018 August PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month, (2) The 2018 September EFL Championship Player of the Month awards, (3) The 2018/2019 Brentford Supporters Player of the Year award and (4) The 2018/2019 Brentford Players’ Player of the Year award.

The French was named the 2018/2019 EFL Player of the Year at the London Football Awards, confirming his status as France's next great player.

As many supporters expected, winning the EFL Player of the Year award in 2018/2019 accelerated his promotion to the Premier League.

Maupay joined the Premier League team

Brighton & Hove Albion

on undisclosed terms on 5 August 2019, for a fee thought to be in the region of £20 million on a four-year deal.

At the time of writing, the French forward is enjoying his life and witnessing his ambitions of playing in the Premier League come true, one of the pleasant Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

He made his debut for the Seagulls in the 2019–20 season, scoring the third goal in a 3–0 away victory over Watford.

Neal scored the first goal in a 1–1 draw against Burnley on September 14, his first home goal for the Sussex side.

On July 16, 2020, Maupay scored his tenth goal of the season in a 1–1 away draw against Southampton, helping Brighton grab a crucial point.

Neal Maupay Personal & Love Life

With his ascent to popularity and promotion to the English Premier League, it's likely that some football fans have wondered about Maupay's private life, such as whether he has a girlfriend or wife.

There's no disputing that his charming appearance combined with his playing style would put him at the top of any possible girlfriend's wish list.

After conducting extensive internet research, it appears that Neal Maupay has made a deliberate effort not to reveal his girlfriend or wife at the time of writing.

Maybe Neal is single and doesn't have a girlfriend, one of the Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

Because English football can be unforgiving, especially when professional and relationship concerns are not handled correctly, most footballers try to hide their girlfriends from the public. For Neal Maupay, this could be the case.

Now, learning more about Neal Maupay's personal life can help you get a better idea of his demeanor away from the field. 

To begin with, he is a loner who has demonstrated his ability to adapt to English culture. Maupay is someone who needs to be alone and away from everything from time to time in order to regain strength and reflect on his future.

Despite the prominence of modern-day football, he is a pleasant guy who enjoys displaying humility and has no tattoos.

Maupay is a friendly guy who doesn't have an alpha male attitude. He isn't arrogant, self-assured, or pushy.

The 25 year old has an excessive interest in studying English, a feat that once saw him happily carrying his MacBook Pro Apple laptop to work, another one of the

Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

In terms of his personal life, Maupay is a strong-willed individual who, once he sets his mind to anything, follows through.

For example, despite linguistic and cultural barriers, he once resolved to force his way up from the English lower leagues to the Premier League.

Neal Maupay Networth & LifeStyle

Based on his latest transfer fee, his net worth must be around $15 million. The large salary of a top footballer is usually connected with a wealthy lifestyle, as seen by large mansions, luxury automobiles, and etc.

Neal Maupay is a nice antidote to exotic life. We have proof of his modest way of living.

While other sportsmen drive costly automobiles to training sessions, Maupay prefers to ride his Vespa Scooter.

The footballer makes good use of the money he earns on a weekly basis. The French man prefers to spend his vacations at gorgeous beach resorts.

In general, his off-the-field actions and decisions are a true reflection of a simple lifestyle, one of the Top Facts about Neal Maupay.

Neal Maupay Family

Details on Neal Maupay's family members are mostly unknown at the time of writing. One thing is certain, though.

Thanks to his decision to become a footballer, the Frenchman with Argentine ancestors has successfully carved his family's own path to financial independence.

The Brighton's number 9 has also sheltered his mother, father, brother, and sisters from exposure in the French and English media at the time of writing.

They most likely have a happy life in France and visit him in England on occasion.

We are confident that he will grant a proper family interview session with the British media in the near future. Neal Maupay's sole interest right now is FOOTBALL.

Neal Maupay Less-Known Details

In this part of our

Top Facts about Neal Maupay

, we’ll tell you about the details which are mostly unknown by the fans.

His Other Side

Despite his short height and small size, Maupay isn't afraid to fight if the situation calls for it, especially against inexperienced defenders like Brandon Williams, who has previously stood in his way.

His Idols

Maupay is the type of player who admires players other than Luis Suarez. Sergio Aguero and Zinedine Zidane are two of the best footballers in the world, according to the Frenchman.

“I TRY TO GET INSPIRED BY ALL OF THEM. AGUERO AND SUAREZ ARE SOLID PLAYERS DESPITE THEIR SIZE.

THEY ARE NOT THE BIGGEST NOR THE STRONGEST, BUT THEY NEVER LET ANYTHING DOWN ON THE GROUND. THEY ARE ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

I’M ALSO USED TO LOOKING AFTER THE BALL LIKE ZIDANE. I LOVE TO PLAY OUT WIDE OR AS A NUMBER 10, BUT MY FAVORED POSITION IS TO STRIKE”.

Neal Maupay Religion

Neal is the type of footballer who, after netting a goal, has been seen putting his fingers up in the sky to thank God.

He has no issues with showing his Christian religious faith.

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