Paul Pogba is a French professional footballer, born on 15 March 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne, France.
Pogba plays for English club Manchester United and the French national team. He is a central midfielder but can switch to both offensive and defensive midfield roles depending on the situation.
The Frenchman is a powerful box to box midfielder who can really draw immediate attention by his skillful play, creative playmaking and goal scoring capabilities.
Pogba started playing football at a very young age of six, back then he used to play for US Roissy-en-Brie. After his success at US Torcy, where he was the under thirteen captain, Pogba decided to join Le Havre for playing professional football.
Pogba joined Manchester United’s youth team on 31 July 2009. Following his successful run with the youth team he was called to join the first team 2 years later, however he continued with the youth side.
Pogba was promoted to the senior team on a permanent basis in the 2011-12 season.
He made his Premier league debut on 31 January 2012 against Stoke City, coming on in the 72nd minute of the game.
Pogba made his international debut for French national team on 22 March 2013 against Georgia in world cup 2014 qualifier match which France won 3-1.
Rise to Glory
After ignoring the Manchester United contract, Pogba finally decided to move on to Italian club Juventus in early 2012. His first goal came against Napoli in a 2–0 win and later contributed with many game winning performances that season.
In August 2013, Pogba was the made a mvp performance against Lazio, winning the match 4-0.
He was also named 2013's Golden Boy for the best young player in Europe later that year.
Pogba was already making headlines and was one of the most promising young talents of Europe. He was a key player in Juventus securing the Italian league title in 2015 and topped the assist list of Series A. In his career with Juventus Pogba made 124 appearances and scored 24 goals.
The young frenchman returned to his former English club Manchester United on 8 August 2016 on a exorbitant fee of €105 million plus bonuses of €5 million.
Pogba played 51 games in all competitions and scored 9 goal, made 6 assists in the 2016-17 season, proving to be a very effective middle man for the Red Devils.
So far Pogba has already made 27 appearances in all competitions for United, scoring 3 goals and assisting 9 times.
Pogba is a big part of the national team, he was selected to play in the 2014 World Cup and helped France secure multiple victories. He was also awarded tournament's Best Young Player title.
Although Pogba didn't start Euro 2016 with a bang, he found his lost form in the quarter final match against Iceland which he won 5-2 by scoring and bossing the midfield.
He helped by assisting Antoine Griezmann to secure a win against Germany in the semi finals, however lost to Portugal in the finals by one goal.
Pogba always has one thing constant in his career, that is lack of discipline on the field. He is highly susceptible to getting a card and doesn't usually behaves in the nicest fashion.
He was accused and sent off for spitting on an opponent player after getting slapped on face.
He is criticized by football pundits due to his behaviour and unruly character.