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Paul Pogba is a French footballer with Guinean roots. Plays in the position of the central midfielder. Until recently, he was considered the most expensive footballer in history. In 2018, he became the world champion in the French national team. Location: Location:
Biography: childhood and adolescence
Paul Labile Pogba was born on March 15, 1993 in the eastern suburbs of Paris - Lagny-sur-Marne. His parents emigrated to France from Guinea in 1991. Paul was the third child in the family.
He began to get involved in football at the age of five. His father instilled in him a love of the game, as did his two older twin brothers, Matthias and Florentin. He himself dreamed of football as a child, but his parents did not support his interest. Then he decided that his children would make his dream come true. At first, it was the father who acted as a coach. A year later, he brought his sons to the academy of the Roissy-en-Brie club, which played in the regional league of France. There, the guys learned the basics of football for several years.
From the very beginning, Paul stood out against the background of his older brothers. Despite the difference in age, he had a masterly possession of the ball. When Paul was 13 years old, he moved to the academy of the Torsi club, which also played in the regional league.
A year later, Pogba changed his registration again. He moved to the academy of the second division club Le Havre, which was considered more eminent than the previous two. For two seasons, the footballer gained experience in it. At that time, his older brothers, Matias and Florentin, moved to the Spanish Celta academy. However, subsequently, their football career was not as rosy as that of their younger brother.
In Le Havre, Paul was fully revealed. By the age of 16, a whole line of breeders from European clubs lined up behind the young midfielder. Arsenal, Juventus, Liverpool and Atlético showed particular interest in him. The most agile was Manchester United. Le Havre's management did not want to let go of a valuable player. However, Paul by that time had long wanted to play for a "serious" club. In 2009, Pogba moved to the Red Devils Academy. According to rumors, the British had to pay a substantial amount and donate the house to the player's family for this transition to take place.
In England, Paul flourished for real. In less than two years, the lanky boy made his way from the youth team of Manchester United to his debut in the Premier League. The incredible progress of the Frenchman attracted the attention of not only the breeders of large European clubs, but also ordinary fans. Even before Paul's first appearance in his debut game against Stoke City, the Internet was full of videos of goals and strokes, which the football player consistently showed in the youth team.
However, Paul's career in England was not as successful as he would have liked. The then coach of the "devils" Alex Ferguson did not give the young Frenchman a chance. Pogba played only seven matches for the base. And in all he came out as a substitute. Paul recalled in an interview that Ferguson was embarrassed by his young age.
In 2012, Pogba became a player for the Italian Juventus. This transition was accompanied by a scandal. The British signed a three-year contract with him, with the possibility of extension for another year. However, Paul as a free agent moved to Italy, which caused discontent with the management of Manchester. The British followed up by accusing Paul of disrespecting the club that once pulled him out of the second division of France.
Pogba signed a four-year contract with Juventus. The debut for the new club took place in a friendly against Benfica, where the Frenchman came on as a substitute. He scored his first goal two months later against Napoli.
Even then, Paul began to attract the attention of fans not only with his perfect ball handling technique, but also with extraordinary hairstyles. Critics have noted that he dyes his hair more often than clogs. In addition, Paul has a tradition: after a goal against an opponent, he dances the dab, which turns the audience on even more.
For the "old senior" Pogba played 178 games, chalked up 34 goals. Defending the colors of Juventus, Paul received many awards and titles, including:
- Golden Boy Award for the best young footballer in Europe;
- the title of the best player of Juventus in the season 14/15;
- two Italian Cups.
With Juventus, Pogba became the four-time champion of Italy and reached the Champions League final, where the club lost to Catalan Barcelona.
In 2016, Manchester United wanted to see Paul again. Then the Portuguese Jose Mourinho stood at the helm of the club, who immediately announced that he needed Pogba. The player's agent turned this transfer into a show, bargaining for the best deal for the player and himself. As a result, the British paid 105 million euros for the Fields. Thanks to this, Pogba was considered the most expensive footballer in history for two years.
The 16/17 season was unfortunate for Manchester. In the English Premier League, the club finished only sixth. However, several titles "red devils" still took:
- Football League Cup;
- Champions League Cup;
- England Super Cup.
Paul continues to play for Manchester United. The shirts bearing his name are still the best-selling football players in the English Premier League.
In parallel, Pogba plays for the French national team. He made his debut in 2008 as part of the youth team. In 2013, Pogba became the champion of the youth championship.
A year later, he was recognized as the best player in the "adult" world championship. In 2018, Paul became world champion again.
Paul Pogba is not married. Judging by the footballer's profile on the popular social network, he often changes his girlfriends. He has affairs with several models, including Chantelle Jeffries, the ex-girlfriend of Justin Bieber.