African Footballers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gabonese professional who plays as a striker for Spanish La Ligue 1 club Marseille and Gabon national team. He is renowned for being one of the best and fastest ball dribblers. Here’s what we know about this amazing player:
Who is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Personal life?
Full name: Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang
Date of Birth: Born 18th June 1989 (34 years)
Place of birth: Laval, France
Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position: Striker, attack centre-forward
Current team: Ligue 1 club Marseille
Aubameyang was born in Laval, France. He is the son of former Gabonese international footballer Pierre Aubameyang and younger half-brother of Catilina and Willy, who have both played for Milan’s youth teams.
His mother is Spanish.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s career in the field of football
Pierre-Emerick began his senior club career playing for Italian club AC Milan, but never appeared for the club as he went on a series of loan spells in France.
He moved to Saint-Étienne in 2011. There, he won a Coupe de la Ligue title and joined Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
In Germany, Aubameyang finished as the league’s top goalscorer in the 2016–17 season and won a DFB-Pokal. He also ranks as the club’s seventh highest all-time goalscorer.
In 2018, Aubameyang was the subject of a then-club record association football transfer when signed for Arsenal in a transfer worth £56 million (€60 million), making him the most expensive Gabonese player of all time.
With Arsenal, he won an FA Cup and finished as the league’s joint-top goalscorer in the 2018–19 season.
In 2022, Aubameyang joined Barcelona after he was omitted from the squad for Arsenal’s match against Southampton, with manager Mikel Arteta yet again citing disciplinary reasons. Three days later, Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy. On 1 February 2022, Arsenal announced Aubameyang’s departure from the club by mutual consent.
Barcelona reached an agreement for Aubameyang to join the club. Aubameyang signed a contract until 30 June 2025 with an option to agree departure on 30 June 2023. The deal also included a buyout clause of €100 million (£83.4 million). Aubameyang made his debut for Barcelona on 6 February 2022, coming on as a substitute in a 4–2 win over Atlético Madrid. On 20 February, he scored his first competitive goals in his fourth match for Barcelona, scoring a hat-trick in a 4–1 away win at Mestalla Stadium over Valencia in a man of the match performance.
On 2 September 2022, Chelsea announced the signing of Aubameyang to join the club on a two-year contract. Barcelona confirmed the fee was €12 million (£10.3 million). Aubameyang made his Chelsea debut on 6 September, after being named a starter in a 1–0 Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb. On 1 October, he made his league debut for the club and scored his first goal in a 2–1 away win against Crystal Palace.
In the Champions League group stage, he scored two goals in two matches against his former club AC Milan. However, he was later excluded from the 25-man Champions League squad for the knockout stages by coach
On 21 July 2023, Aubameyang left Chelsea and signed a three-year deal with Olympique de Marseille. On 12 August, he made his debut coming on as a substitute on the 67th minute in a 2–1 win against Stade de Reims. Three days later, he scored a brace against Panathinaikos in the Champions League third qualifying round which gave his team a 2–0 lead; however, Marseille conceded a penalty in the stoppage time which equaled the tie 2–2, before losing 3–5 on penalties to be eliminated from the competition.
His estimated total net worth is in the region of 55 million euros
Is Pierre-Emerick dating or in a relationship?
He is married to Alysha Behague, the couple have two sons, Curtys and Pierre.
Random facts about Pierre-Emerick
He is a flexible player who can play as a winger or a striker, although he prefers to play as a striker and central forward.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the brother of Catilina Aubameyang (Retired), brother to William-Fils Aubameyang (Retired) and son of Pierre Aubameyang.
He is multilingual and speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German.
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