Ousmane Dembélé is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the French National Team. He was born on 15th May 1997 in Vernon, France.
Dembélé started his career at Madeleine Évreux at the age of 7. He then spent 5 years at the club before moving to Évreux. He later moved to Évreux FC 27 between the ages of 12 and 13. Rennes brought him to their youth setup a year later. Dembélé had to wait for 4 years to start his club career. He first featured for Rennes's reserve side as a 78th-minute substitute in the Championnat de France Amateur, on 6th September 2014. On 6th September 2015, Dembélé made his professional debut for Rennes' first team in Ligue 1 against Angers and came off the bench in the last 5 minutes. On 12th May 2016, Dembélé signed a five-year contract with German club Borussia Dortmund in 2016. On 14th August 2016, he made his debut in 2–0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup. In August 2017, he signed for Barcelona. Dembele made his debut for the Spanish club a month later on the 9th of September, 2017.
For France, He made his debut on 1st September, 2016 against Italy at the Stadio San Nicola. He was also part of the World Cup winning French squad in 2018.
Position and Playing Style
Dembele plays as a winger for Barcelona and France. A two-footed player by nature, the Frenchman possesses tons of pace and is superb at dribbling past opponents. At the moment, he is one of the fastest players in the world.