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5 unknown facts about Paul Pogba

  • Paul Pogba might be one of the most exciting players in world football thanks to his haircuts and celebrations.
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Modified 23 Feb 2016, 15:52 IST

Paul Pogba has the world at his feetOne of the rising stars in the world of football, alright, he isn't a rising star anymore but is set to become one of the greatest players in the history of football. There has been a lot put on the shoulders of the 22-year-old Paul Pogba and for all the limelight on him, he has done everything that has been expected from the French midfielder.He is one of the best in the world and rumours are set that Pep Guardiola is set to make him one of his first signings when he does sign up for Manchester City. Such was his stock fairly early in his career that Manchester United were upset at losing him to Juventus on a free transfer and that is now coming back to haunt them.Strength, ability, movement, control and an eye for some rather amazing goals, Paul Pogba is the player who could take the next step becoming world class, possibly to the levels of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.While we all know his performances for Juventus, here are five facts you might not have known about the French midfielder: 

#5 The nicknames

The power in his shot has led to the name of Pogboom
The power in his shot has led to the name of Pogboom

We all remember Paul the octopus from the 2010 World Cup and how he got so many decisions right. Well, we now have the next octopus, Paul Pogba has picked up the moniker of 'Il Polpo Paul' which literally translates into 'Paul the Octopus'. 

The name wasn't given for his ability to see into the future but for his lanky frame and the length of his legs which aids him in controlling the ball rather easily, it almost seems like he has an extra pair of legs, such is his ability to retain possession. His goal scoring hasn't gone unnoticed also, he is called as 'Pogboom' thanks to his long range efforts. 

We all know and love him as Pogba but Pogboom does have a better ring to it.


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Published 23 Feb 2016, 14:27 IST
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