Paul Pogba is a talented professional footballer who plays for the English Premier League team Manchester United and represents France on the international stage.
Pogba was born on 15 March 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Marne, France, the son of Fassou Antoine and Yeo Moriba, immigrant parents from Guinea, as Paul Labile Pogba.
Pogba started playing football at the age of about 6 years. He registered with the United States of Roissy-en-Brie, where he played for six seasons before joining US Torcy. He was the best player in his new team, where he was named captain, and after an impressive first season, he joined professional club Le Harve. The lanky midfielder continued to impress in the team’s youth section, helping them to second place in the national championship for under-16s.
In July 2009, after being extensively scouted by Manchester United, Paul Pogba decided to swap his French club for the English giant. The news of his decision to leave the French team caused a stir among all the clubs involved and led to an investigation by FIFA into allegations that United had “stolen” the player. However, the player completed the exchange and settled down with his new club. He made an impression on all the coaches of the youth team before he was selected to play in the first team for a fifth-round match of the FA Cup in February 2011.
For the 2011-12 season, Pogba was promised regular first-team appearances by Sir Alex Ferguson, but he remained stuck with the reserves. He played a few times as a first-team substitute, but this did not satisfy him, as he decided to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expired. His next stop was Italy, where he agreed to a four-year contract with Juventus.
Pogba regularly joined the first team with his new team and was praised for his performances. He was named the Golden Boy 2013, an award for the best young player in Europe. The following season, he continued his meteoric rise and performed more than any other player in the club in all competitions. Pogba was then shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or 2014 as the youngest player on the 23-player shortlist. He played for the Italian giants until the summer of 2016 when Manchester United paid a then world-record fee of 105 million euros for his services.
With Juventus, Pogba won a total of 8 trophies as well as several other individual awards that he could repeat in the Premier League.
Paul Pogba made his international debut for France at the age of just 20, having previously played for various youth teams, most recently as captain of the U-20 side to win a FIFA U-20 World Cup. A year later, in 2014, Pogba was named the best young player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was then one of the teams that finished runners-up at the 2016 European Championship and are currently hoping for a win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Paul Pogba Brother, Girlfriend
Paul Pogba has two older brothers; Florentin Pelle and Mathias Fassou Pogba are twins born in Conakry, Guinea, on August 19, 1990. Like their famous younger brother, the Pogba twins play professional football but represent their native country on the international stage.
When it comes to personal relationships, Paul Pogba has always been reticent, unlike most of his colleagues who never miss an opportunity to show the good-looking women next to him. However, the numerous press reports on the World Cup have shed some light on the players’ wives and girlfriends, and we can certainly tell you that Pogba is head over heels in love with his Bolivian model girlfriend Maria Salaues.
Maria Salaues, who can be seen in the photo supporting her husband in Russia, especially alongside his mother, is said to have been dating the Manchester United midfielder since 2017 after they met during the summer holidays in Los Angeles. There have been reports of sightings of the couple in Manchester and Paris, which has sparked speculation that she may move from America to Europe and that an engagement announcement may be imminent.
Paul Pogba is a practicing Muslim. This came as a surprise to many people in 2016 when news of the extravagant superstar’s religion first became known and pictures of him in white appeared in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Pogba was reportedly a practicing Muslim for many years after he and his brothers were initiated into the faith by their pious Muslim mother.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Paul Labile Pogba
Date of Birth: March 15, 1993
Place of Birth: Lagny-Sur-Marne, France
Profession: Football player
Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)
Weight: 84 kg (190 pounds)