Paul Labile Pogba, born on March 15, 1993, in Lagny-Sur-Marne, France. He was born to Fassou Antoine and Yeo Moriba. Pogba’s parents were Muslim couples who lived in Conakry, Guinea before Pogba was born. They finally moved to France because of the poverty that hit Africa at that time. In France, Pogba’s parents were some of the many Africans who migrated to Europe in the early 1990s.
Pogba has two older brothers who decided to stay in Guinea in a few years, before finally moving to France.
Pogba’s father is a good person but doesn’t really care about his children’s hobbies. When he was in school, Pogba was one of the students who was very obsessed with football. However, his father did not follow up on it until finally, his mother became the figure who really cared about the hobbies of their children.
At the age of 6, Pogba joined his first team, US Roissy-en-Brie, which was located a few miles from his residence. Thanks to the guidance from his mother, Pogba grew into a child who cleverly played football. His ability increased rapidly and seven years later, he joined his first professional academy, named US Torcy.
Not long after joining US Torcy at the age of 13, Pogba was immediately appointed as the team captain before eventually joining Le Havre.
At Le Havre, Paul Pogba got more attention. He started to take other European clubs’ attention.
Surprisingly, Manchester United sent an offer to Paul Pogba right in 2009. This offering had become quite controversial because United approached him without the club’s knowledge.
Manchester United allegedly brought Pogba illegally when he was 16 years old from the French team. Manchester United got Pogba without going through Le Havre, but directly to Pogba’s parents. Pogba’s parents were rewarded with enormous money so that Pogba and his family would move to Manchester so that Pogba could defend Man United.
However, Le Havre chose not to follow up on this case. Paul Pogba joined Manchester United in 2009. Pogba joined the Manchester United youth team with a two-year contract duration, starting from 2009 to 2011.
In October 2009, Pogba made his debut with a red devil youth team. With United, Pogba showed a very brilliant game.
In February 2011, Pogba entered the U18 Manchester United squad where he and his friends won the ‘Youth Cup’ award in January 2012.
Meanwhile, in 2012, Pogba experienced a moment that would never be forgotten at Manchester United. He surprised many parties because he rejected the contract offered by United. After further investigation, it turned out that Pogba had a personal problem with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Not long after that, he flew to Italy to join Juventus.
Juventus got Pogba on a free transfer from Manchester United in the summer of 2012. When Ferguson became the favorite manager of many players even for Cristiano Ronaldo, Pogba was an exception. Pogba blatantly said that the main reason he left Manchester United was because of Ferguson.
Pogba felt he was not being valued and considered by Alex Ferguson. There was even a time when Ferguson really let Pogba leave.
Meanwhile, Ferguson claimed that Pogba’s departure from Manchester United was more caused by Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola. According to Ferguson, Raiola violated an agreement on Pogba’s contract which should last a year longer.
Undergoing his first season with Juventus, Pogba showed an impressive appearance. He successfully carried out his role as a midfielder when helping Juve to navigate European Champions League and Italian Serie A competitions. Right in December 2013, he won the ‘Golden Boy’ award, an award aimed at talented young players in Europe.
Moreover, right in January 2014, Pogba included in the list of the most promising young players in The Guardian version.
In Juventus, he transformed into an important figure in the team. Pogba became the key player for the Old Lady in winning several consecutive Serie A awards. Thanks to his expertise in playing the ball using his long legs, Pogba was getting nicknamed Paul the Octopus.
In October 2014, Pogba was nominated for the Ballon d’Or award. At that time, he became the youngest player ever to be included in the prestigious nomination.
Pogba’s brilliant season with Juventus still continued. He managed to help Juve win the 2015 Serie A award and bring the strongest Italian team to the top of the European Champions League. In that year, Pogba became one of the best European players or UEFA Team of The Year.
Feeling satisfied with Juventus, Pogba made a surprising decision in 2016. This French teenager announced that he had signed a contract with his old club, Manchester United. At that time, Pogba was brought to Old Trafford with a dowry of 89.3 million euros, or become the most expensive player in the universe.
With Manchester United, Pogba successfully brought the red devil into the final of the EFL Cup. Meanwhile, in May 2017, he managed to bring Manchester United to win the UEFA Europa League award.
After that, Pogba was called by the U20 France national team to join the U20 world cup tournament. Along with France, he was appointed as captain and managed to lead his teammates to win the grand award.
Pogba also became a part of the French squad at the 2014 World Cup and won the best young player award.
His adventure with the French national team was tainted with their defeat in the European Cup final against Portugal where France became the host. Even so, Pogba and his colleagues managed to get up and successfully became the world champion in the 2018 World Cup award held in Russia.
In his own personal life, Pogba has a relationship with a beautiful model. However, he was reported to have a problem with some of his neighbors. Following up this rumor, the agent strongly denied it.
Now, Pogba becomes one of the best players in the world. At a young age, he could have won various other prestigious titles.