Presnel Kimpembe is a French footballer who plays as a centre-back and left-back for the club PSG and France national football team. He was born on 13 August 1995 in Beaumont-sur-Oise, France.
A young defender with a tall structure and agile movements, Kimpembe has been hailed by many as the future of French football.
Kimpembe was born to a Congolese father and a Haitian mother. He started his football journey at the age of seven when he was signed by a French lower league side Eragny.
He spent three years at the Eragny before eventually being spotted by French side Paris Saint-Germain FC in 2005 at the age of 10. He was a stellar talent and gained invaluable experience during his time with PSG at a young age.
He made his international debut for Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12 October 2014 against Austria Under 21 in an international friendly. Austria U21 won the match by 3-0.
He then changed his nationality to France where he was born.
He made his debut for France Under 20 the next year and his impressive performances in his 7 appearances for the team led him to debut for the France Under 21 team against Iceland Under 21 on 5 September 2015. Iceland won the match by 3-2.
Kimpembe made 11 appearances for the French U21 side. He was called up to the French senior side as an injury replacement for Eliaquim Mangala for the World Cup Qualifiers against Bulgaria and Netherlands but is yet to make an appearance for the national team.
After going through the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain FC, Kimpembe was included to the PSG UEFA U19 side. He made 7 appearances for the team and carved his way to the PSG B side in July 2014 through his compelling performances.
In July 2015, he was drafted to the PSG main side. He made 9 appearances in his debut season for the main side of PSG and gradually rose up the ranks in the team while starting as the first choice defender in many matches in the next seasons.
He made 28 appearances in the next season and 30 appearances in the 2017-18 season. He has won many trophies with PSG as he is a two time French Champion, two time French League Cup winner, two time French Cup winner and a two time French Super Cup winner.