Alphonse Areola is a professional French footballer who plays for Paris Saint Germain as a goalkeeper. He was Born on 27th February 1993 in Paris.
Areola has been a football enthusiast since his childhood. Since the age of six, he played for Entente Sportive des Petits Anges and also for a local club for the next seven years.
He was at the Clairefontaine football centre to improve and develop his technique.
Areola has been a part of the French youth football teams t all the level. However, he is yet to play in the playing XI for the senior team.
As a part of the France’s U-20 team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he emerged as the savior for the team as he saved spot kicks in the finals, helping his team win the tournament for the first time.
He had earlier made his debut for the U16, U17, U18 and U19 teams of France. Alphonse also played for the U-21 team in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
In July 2009, Alphonse signed a three year contract with PSG and has been a part of the team since. He proceeded to the senior team in the May of 2013 as a first choice goalkeeper.
He was loaned to RC Lens in July 2013, when the club was managed by former PSG manager Antoine Kombouaré. Helping the club to promote from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1, he earned the Goalkeeper of the Year award of Ligue 1 and a place in the team of the season.
For the 2014-15 Ligue 1 season, Alphonse was loaned to SC Bastia and was again loaned to Villarreal for one season. He went 620 minutes without conceding a goal in domestic football. He also played in the Europa League that season.
In the 2016 season, he made a return to PSG, and was a part of the team that lifted the Coupe de France title that year.
Following season saw him win the Trophée des Champions medal with PSG, as they lifted their fifth consecutive title. He currently plays as their first choice goalkeeper.