Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gabonese footballer who plays as a forward for Gabonese National Team and Premier League team ‘Arsenal’. Aubameyang has inherited his football skills from his father who himself was a famous Gabonese footballer. Aubameyang started showing interest in football since a very young age and was well-guided by his footballer father. Before joining Saint-Etienne in 2011, Aubameyang played for many European clubs. He had a two-year stint with Saint-Etienne after which he was bought by German giants Borussia Dortmund. A successful spell lasting 5 years meant the World was calling for the star striker, but the Gabonese eventually landed at the English Premier League club Arsenal in 2018.
Aubameyang made his Gabon senior team debut at the age of 19, and since, has featured in 59 matches, scoring 24 times, which also makes him Gabon’s all-time leading goal scorer. In 2015, he won the CAF Footballer of the Year award. Further, he became the first player from Gabon to be named in the Eight Best footballers in the World.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Early Life
Aubameyang was born on 18th June 1989 to Pierre and Margarita, he has two more brothers. His biggest role model in his life was his father with whom he started playing football at the age of six, as his father was himself a professional footballer. Aubameyang got perfect training that helped him to achieve almost superhuman speed, his brothers also went on to make a career in professional football like him. Aubameyang spent most of his childhood in Milan, where his father worked as a football scout.
He joined the Milan youth academy and finally in 2007, got his first chance to play for Milan’s youth team as a forward. In the Champions Youth Cup at Malaysia, Aubameyang scored six goals in seven matches placing his team at the fourth place, his performance the tournament also caught the attention of many talent scouts.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Personal Life
Aubameyang is in a relationship with his girlfriend Alysha from many years. The couple has two sons Curtys, who was born on August 13, 2011, and Pierre, who was born on August 3, 2016. Despite being unmarried, Aubameyang is committed in his relationship and is never seen with any other women. The couple are enjoying their love life and living elegantly along with their children. Apart from football, Aubameyang is a very good sprinter, with a record of running 30 meters in 3.7 seconds.
Rumors have also been heard about him telling that he is faster than that of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, which he had denied in an interview to BBC. He was also seen being challenged by the German sprinter Julian Reus for a 100-meter race in 2016. Aubameyang also likes to read comic books, the love for which, he brought on the field as well, during one of his Bundesliga victories, where he celebrated a goal by putting a Spider-man mask on his face.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Professional Life
To gain more experience Aubameyang joined the French outfit ‘Dijon’. He proved himself in the team as a top player through netting crucial goals for the team in the ‘Coupe da la Ligue’. In December 2011, he was signed by Saint Etienne on a permanent deal. Playing for Saint Etienne, he proved his worth through netting a hat-trick against Lorient, it the Coupe de la Ligue. In the tournament, he scored half the goals for the team, helping his side win the Ligue, ending up with 18 goals to his name.
In the next season, he appeared in 37 games in which he netted 19 goals. It became his career definitive season after which he was selected as the Ligue’s African Player of the Year. Playing for Dortmund, he assisted his team in reaching the 2015 DFB-Pokal final, and in the same year, extended his contract with the team till 2020. By September, Pierre had become the first player in the history to score goals in six consecutive matches. In January 2018, he was acquired by the Arsenal for a fee of €63,75 Million. He has been a success at Arsenal and is among their key players.
At the national level, he plays for the Gabon National team and debuted for the senior team at the age of 19. The team’s record goal scorer helped them reach the quarter-final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He has also represented his national team at the London Olympics.
- Coupe de la Ligue: 2012–13
- DFB-Pokal: 2016–17
- DFL-Supercup: 2013, 2014
- EFL Cup runner-up: 2017–18
- UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2018–19
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Achievement
- Ligue 1 Best African Player: 2012–13
- Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2012–13
- CAF Team of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
- Prix Marc-Vivien Foé: 2013
- UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2015–16, 2018–19
- Borussia Dortmund Player of the Season: 2014–15
- Bundesliga Team of the Year: 2016–17
- African Footballer of the Year: 2015
- Bundesliga Player of the Year: 2015–16
- Facebook FA Bundesliga Player of the Year: 2016
- Bundesliga Top Goalscorer: 2016–17 (31 goals)
- Premier League Player of the Month: October 2018
- Premier League Golden Boot: 2018–19
Height: 6ft 2in
Eye colour: Dark Brown
Hair colour: Black
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Personal Details
Full Name: Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang
Date of Birth: 18 June 1989
Place of birth: Laval, France
Playing Position: Striker
Nickname: not known
Education: Milan Aademy
Relationships: Alysha (girlfriend)
Kids: Curtys and Pierre
Hobbies: Reading Comics (Marvel)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Controversy
Aubameyang went on a trip to see former teammate Ousmane Dembele without informing the club. As a result, the club took action against him and suspended him.
Aubameyang was involved in another disciplinary reprimand as he turned up 35 minutes late for a practise session.
Aubameyang tried to force a move away from Dortmund, and in the manner he did, forced the fans to pull-out a banner stating, “No player is bigger than our club.”
Aubameyang later apologised for his actions. “First of all sorry for everything that happened in the last month,” he wrote. “But I wanted to change last summer, it did not work, but now it had to be. Maybe it was not the best way I chose, but everyone knows that Auba is crazy.”
“I’ve made mistakes, but never with malice. I will never forget these four and a half years at Borussia Dortmund, because you all gave me the strength for the level I am now. Thanks to the whole BVB family, the fans, the club, the staff and of course my teammates!”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Net Worth
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Net Worth is estimated to be $19 Million dollars
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