Are you a Manchester United Fan? If so, then you are aware of who Paul Pogba is and what he is capable of doing. Pogba is a professional footballer born in French. Although he can play as a defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder, he is Man U’s central midfielder. The following is a list of what you need to know about him:
1. Golden Boy
Pogba received the Golden Boy Prize in 2013. The prize had also been won by Messi, Rooney, Aguero and Fabregas. With this prize, Pogba was marked as the best young European player. During the FIFA world cup of 2014, Pogba wowed everyone apart from the supporters of Manchester United, a factor that made him get awarded the Best Young Player trophy.
2. A Player With Twitter Hashtag Emoji
Paul Pogba was the first player to have a twitter hashtag emoji because of his attention to social media. Every time he gets a new haircut, the news trend everywhere on social media websites. According to twitter, making an emoji of Pogba was the only way of honoring him.
3. First to Wear Number 6 Shirt
In the history of midfielders, Pogba was the first Premier League player to wear number 6 shirt. Although Jonny Evans and Wes Brown wore it previously, they were playing as defenders.
4. Hair and Nicknames
Paul the Octopus was the trending name after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Pogba was also known as Paul Octopus because of his arms and legs that looked like tentacles when he was a young. As a result of his repeated long-range targets, Paul was referred to as Pogboom during his time in Juventus. He is used to changing his hair style over and over.
5. Paul Pogba and Mario Balotelli are Close Friends.
Football lovers know who Balotelli is and what he is capable of doing. Throughout their soccer career, Pogba and Balotelli have been great friends. Although they have never played for the same team, they have the same manager, Mino Raiola, who cemented their friendship. At some point, Balotelli stated that the comment made by Mino on Pogba inspired their strong connection.
Pogba wanted to be a football player since his childhood. He hired a physiotherapist and dietitian to ensure that he ate right and his body was always in perfect condition to compete in football. Consequently, he has since been ranked among the best players.
7. Three of a Kind
Pogba has two twin brothers; Matthias and Florentin. All the three are professional football players. However, Florentin plays for Genclerbirligi, a Turkish football club while Matthias plays for Sparta Rotterdam. Above all, Pogba is the most famous and has made the family proud.
8. Arsenal Fan
When he was growing up, Paul Pogba was an avid fan of arsenal. Most importantly, he would cheer for arsenal in most games. In other words, Arsene Wenger’s side was popular in France according to Pogba.
9. His Brightness Moment
Pogba was the youngest player to be included in the 2016 FIFA’s FIFPro Team of the Year. This was after Lionel Messi’s which was in 2009.
10. Net Worth
Pogba’s net worth is valued at between $42.5 million ($60 million) and $177 million ($250 million). According to the Forbes, he was the fifth-highest paid professional player in the world in 2018. This was after combining salaries, sponsorship and bonusses amounting to more than $29 million.
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