Paul Pogba is a French international player who currently plays for Manchester United and also for France. He usually plays right-wing, although he has also been used as a right midfielder and sometimes even as a left midfielder. He is primarily a central midfielder but sometimes can play wide and deeper for his club team. Paul Pogba’s playing style is centered on his ability to get the ball into the attacking areas of the field, to create chances, and to score goals. Paul Pogba’s biography is given below:
Paul Pogba was born on March 15, 1993, in Lagny-sur-Marne, France, to Fassou Antoine and Yeo Moriba. His parents were Guinean Muslims and lived in Conakry, Guinea before Paul was born. Tired of poverty, the family moved to France for a better and more fulfilling life. He was one of the thousands of African families that moved to Europe during the African refugee crisis in the early 1990s. He had two elder brothers, who did not move to France with their parents and decided to stay back in Guinea for the first few years.
However, they joined the family eventually. Paul’s father was a distant man and never really gave enough attention to what his son did or intended to do in his life. While in school, Paul became passionate about football 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 football club, in form of ‘US Roissy-en-Brie,’ which was a few miles away from his home. Under their efficient guidance, Paul’s techniques improved significantly, and in the next seven years, he emerged as a highly competitive young player.
Club & International Career:
Paul Pogba started playing for Racing de France when he was just 16 years old. He started out playing for the youth team and then moved on to Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal. He then spent two seasons with the Italian first division side AS Roma before moving to United. Paul played one season for the French club Bordeaux before going back to Italy and signing for relegated Villarello.
Paul is known for his passes and assists that helped him earn many caps for France. Most of Paul’s passes are assisting that have been scored. Paul is also known for his hustle and tackle, which he frequently uses to help secure a winning goal for his team. This style of play has made him one of the most popular players in the French Football National Team and he is also now a top player internationally.
In the summer of 2009, Paul Pogba was transferred to the English side, Manchester United, at the age of 16 where he gained popularity. Although after two frustrating seasons in Manchester for the youngster due to a very low degree of appearances, he traveled back to Italy on a free transfer to join Juventus. His years in Juventus were more productive as he helped the Club to an uninterrupted 4-time Serie-A league titles with Coppa Italia and Super Coppa Italia titles. These performances earned the youngster the Golden boy 2013 at age 20.
The next season in 2016, saw Paul Pogba re-transferred to Manchester United at a world record amount of £89.3 million. Back in England, Paul Pogba made a difference as he helped Manchester United to the Europa League final against AFC Ajax of which they won 3-1 under the first season of Coach Jose Mourinho. That same season, Paul Pogba helped Manchester United as they also won the League Cup.
In 2018, Paul Pogba became a very important piece of the French team that won the World Cup after a disappointing defeat to Portugal in Euro 2016. Paul Pogba scored among the six goals scored in the match against Croatia of which France had four as the match ended at normal time 4-2.
Good & Bad Time:
Paul Pogba’s career has spanned five different countries and he has earned a number of awards during his time as a player. He has won the Ligue 1 title in 2021 with Racing and was then selected by the France team for the Euro 2021. However, he failed to feature in the France squad for the World Cup this year and is hopeful that he will be called back to the France team in the near future.
Paul Pogba has often been compared to Didier Drogba because they both play at a similar age. However, there are clear differences between the players. Paul is a goalscorer who scores goals in every part of the pitch, while Drogba plays on the wing and is often a target man. Paul has often been described as a creator, although he is not quick enough to make passes into the opponent’s box. Drogba is quick, runs at defenders, and is able to head the ball into the empty net.