|Full Name||Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni|
|Date of Birth||January 27, 2000|
|Birth Place||Rouen, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Debut||July 26, 2018|
Aurelien Tchouameni is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for the France national team and La Liga side Real Madrid. He is known for his physicality, technical ability, and tactical intelligence.
Tchouameni was born on January 27, 2000, in the city of Nantes, France. He grew up in the neighborhood of Doulon in the eastern part of the city. Tchouameni started playing football at a young age and joined the local club ASPTT Nantes at the age of six.
Tchouameni's talent quickly became apparent, and he was scouted by FC Nantes. He joined their academy at the age of 10 and began to progress through the ranks.
He made his senior debut on August 28, 2018, in a 2-0 win over Le Havre in the Coupe de la Ligue. Despite being only 18 years old at the time, Tchouameni impressed in his debut and went on to make 16 appearances for Nantes that season.
In January 2020, Tchouameni signed a five-year contract with AS Monaco. He made his debut for the club on January 24, 2020, in a 2-1 win over Strasbourg. Tchouameni quickly established himself as a key player in the Monaco midfield, impressing with his physical presence, defensive skills, and ability to drive forward with the ball.
In his first full season with the club, Tchouameni made 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and providing two assists. He helped Monaco finish third in Ligue 1, securing qualification for the UEFA Champions League.
In the 2021-22 season, Tchouameni continued to be a crucial player for Monaco. He made 46 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and providing six assists. His performances earned him the club's Player of the Season award.
Ahead of the 2022-23 season, he joined Real Madrid on June 11, 2022, for a reported transfer fee of €80 million, which could rise to €100 million due to additional fees. He has been an integral part of Madrid’s season and has made 32 appearances to date.
Tchouameni has represented the French national team at the youth level. He has played for the U-18, U-19, and U-21 teams, impressing with his performances in the midfield.
He made his senior international debut on September 1, 2021, in a 1-1 draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina. He came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute, replacing N'Golo Kante in midfield.
He was included in the French squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and made one appearance as a substitute in the tournament. He has made 21 appearances for France, scoring two goals to date.
- He does not hold any significant individual records yet, however, he has achieved several impressive feats so far in his career. He was named AS Monaco's Player of the Season for the 2021-22 season, a testament to his consistent performances in the midfield. He also helped Monaco qualify for the UEFA Champions League in his first season at the club as they finished third in Ligue 1.
Awards and Achievements
|Real Madrid||UEFA Super Cup: 2022|
|FIFA Club World Cup: 2022|
|France||UEFA Nations League: 2020–21|
|Individual||Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year: 2020–21|
|Ligue 1 UNFP Team of the Year: 2020–21, 2021–22|
In his free time, Tchouameni enjoys playing video games and watching movies. He is also an avid fan of basketball, and he supports the NBA team the Golden State Warriors. He is known for his quiet and humble demeanor off the field, and he has been praised for his professionalism and work ethic by his coaches and teammates.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
He is of Franco-Cameroonian descent and was raised in Bordeaux, Gironde. His father’s name is Fernand Tchouameni, he works with a vaccine production plant and is a trained pharmacist. His mother is a senior education advisor. He also has a younger brother and sister.
He is currently in a relationship with French fashion influencer Ornella. They have been dating since he played in Monaco.
He likes to keep his personal life private and has not revealed any information about his properties to the public yet.