Paul Pogba Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More


Full NamePaul Labile Pogba
Nickname(s)La Pioche [1]Manutd
Polpo Paul [2]Shoot
Paul Pogboom

Note: In Italy, he was nicknamed Il Polpo Paul ("Paul the Octopus") because he had long legs that looked like tentacles when he attacked or ran. [3]Lastampa and his energetic play on the court earned him the nickname "Pogboom". [4]Juventus
Famous ForPlaying for Manchester United
Physical Stats & More
[5]Tables League Height (approx.)in centimeters - 191 cm
in meters - 1.91 m
in feet inches - 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms - 84 kg
in pounds - 185 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)-Chest: 45 Inches
-Waist: 34 Inches
-Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
DebutAt the age of six, playing for Roissy-en-Brie
Coach/TrainerPep Guardiola
TeamFrench Team
Manchester United
Jersey Number# 10
Records/Achievements (main ones)Juventus
Serie A: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Coppa Italia: 2014–15, 2015–16
Supercoppa Italiana: 2013, 2015

Manchester United
EFL Cup: 2016–17 [6]BBC
UEFA Europa League: 2016–17 [7]BBC Runner-up: 2020–21 [8]BBC

France U20
FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2013 [9]FIFA

2018 FIFA World Cup [10]FIFA

UEFA Nations League: 2020–21 [11]UEFA

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2010
UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012
Golden Boy: 2013
Serie A Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
FIFA World Cup Best Young Player: 2014
Bravo Award: 2014
UEFA Team of the Year: 2015
FIFA FIFPro World 11:2015
ESM Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2018–19
UEFA Europa League Team of the Season: 2016–17,2020–21
UEFA Europa League Player of the Season: 2016–17
PFA Team of the Year: 2018-19 Premier League
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 March 1993
Age (as in 2018)28 Years
Birth PlaceLagny-sur-Marne
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
SchoolÉcole Ashton-on-Mersey
Educational QualificationBaccalaureat
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
TattoosPaul Pogba does not have any tattoos
Controversies• Announcing his departure from Le Havre on July 31, 2009, Pogba joined Manchester United's youth academy in England. He surprised his parent club by making the move as they reportedly had a 'non-solicitation agreement' with Pogba in 2006, which was signed by him and his parents. Pogba's contract with Le Havre, which lasted until the end of the 2009-10 season, allowed the club to sign him on an aspirant (youth) contract after meeting certain age and scholarships. In a statement posted on its website on August 1, Le Havre criticized Manchester United and the Pogba family. In addition, Le Havre announced that it would ask FIFA to investigate this case. Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel had described Pogba's exit from Le Havre as a monetary deal involving £87,000 and a house, according to Le Havre. Thus, Manchester United reportedly threatened to sue the club. Pogba responded by denying that he was leaving Le Havre for monetary reasons. Claiming that Manchester United used the same tactic to acquire Pogba from their youth academy, Pogba's former club Torcy has also accused Le Havre of doing the same. A press release from Torcy went live the same day where Pogba announced his decision to move to England, distancing the company from the Le Havre accusations in a statement which read: « Nous n'utiliserons pas le terme « voler », mais les recruteurs du Havre a agi de la même manière avec le club de Torcy.» (Translation: 'We will not use the term 'stealing', but the Le Havre recruiters acted in the same way with the Torcy club.') Among the main reasons given as to why Pogba was allowed to sign an amateur license with Le Havre without informing Torcy is the club's acceptance of Pogba signing an amateur license. An independent judge appointed by FIFA cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing on October 7, saying Paul Pogba was not contractually bound to Le Havre. Despite the possibility of an appeal, Le Havre officials announced on 18 June 2010 that the club and Manchester United had agreed on a deal for the transfer of Pogba. It was not revealed what the terms of the agreement were.

• Similarly, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson called out Pogba for disrespecting the club, saying: "C'est décevant. Je ne pense pas qu'il nous ait montré le moindre respect, pour être honnête. Je suis assez heureux que si ils [les footballeurs] continuent comme ça, ils feraient probablement mieux de le faire loin de nous." [12]Independent (Translation: "It's disappointing. I don't think he showed us any respect, to be honest. I'm quite happy that if they [footballers] continue like this, they probably better do it away from us.")

• In the decisive Scudetto match for Juventus on 5 May 2013, Pogba was sent off for spitting at an opponent after being slapped. [13]Gazetta

• The Football Association informed Manchester United that Pogba would be suspended for the Premier League opener of the 2016–17 season against AFC Bournemouth due to two yellow cards he received in the Coppa Italia with Juventus the previous season. [14]Sky Sports

• Pundit Jamie Carragher has criticized Pogba's lack of discipline in positioning following the 2-1 home defeat in the first Manchester derby of the season on September 10. [15]Mirror

• Immediately after the game on October 20, 2016, manager Jose Mourinho defended Pogba, criticizing the 'Einsteins' of football for being too quick to judge him. [16]Sky Sports

• As evidenced by the criticism leveled at Pogba in the few months of 2018, Pogba failed in his defensive duties and showed no discipline. [17]Sky Sports Manchester United won 2-1 against rivals Liverpool while not in the starting lineup, and his side was knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 by Sevilla in March when he was only a late replacement. [18]The Guardian

• On the eve of the Manchester derby, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claimed Pogba's agent Mino Raiola offered the player a contract to play for his club. However, Raiola denied the request. [19]Goal

• Despite Pogba's selection as temporary captain for the 2018-2019 season, Mourinho announced that Pogba would no longer be team captain after a series of disappointing results. [20]BBC Mourinho claimed there was "no problem" between Pogba and Mourinho, but footage of a fight between the two emerged in late September. Pogba featured in United's starting XI despite this and scored in the team's 2-1 win over Everton. Due to Pogba's poor form and strained relationship with Mourinho, the Frenchman has been benched and linked with an exit from Manchester United in the January transfer window. Pogba and Mourinho have been at odds for some time now. The manager called it a 'virus' that contributes to United's poor form. As a result, Pogba remained on the bench throughout subsequent matches, including the 3-1 loss to Liverpool in which Manchester United played. [21]BBC Mourinho was sacked as manager of Manchester United after that match, [22]BBC and the following day Ole Gunnar Solskjœr was appointed interim manager. [23]BBC

• After missing a penalty in a 1-1 away draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the next fixture in 2019-20, Pogba was the victim of racist abuse on social media. [24]BBC

• In 2016, he received more criticism after conceding an early penalty against Ireland. Former England international Gary Lineker tweeted back: "Is Pogba the world's most overrated player?" Pogba spoke about gay football players in the Premier League in August 2017. According to Pogba, during the UEFA Respect campaign in Monaco, gay footballers should be seen as equals. He further explained that "qu'il fait dans sa vie privée n'a rien à voir avec le joueur" et que "il faut juste le respecter [...] (parce que) nous sommes tous égaux quand nous jouons au football". [25]Business Insider (Translation: "he does in his private life has nothing to do with the player" and that "you just have to respect it [...] (because) we are all equal when we play football".)
Relationships & More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date2017
Wife/SpouseMaria Zulay Salaues (Model)
Maria Zulay Salaues, épouse de Paul Pogba
ChildrenSon- 2
Labile Shakur Pogba
Paul pogba-kids-
ParentsFather- Fassou Antoine (died on May 14, 2017 after a long-term illness) [26]Mirror
Fassou-Antoine, Father of Paul Pogba
Mother- Yeo Noriba
Yeo-Noriba, mother of paul pogba
SiblingsBrother- 2
Mathias Pogba (Footballer, Team - F.C. Patrick Thistle and Ginean National Team)
Florentin Pogba (Footballer, Team - Saint-Étienne)

Note: Pogba represents a different country from his brothers, which is rarely known. Florentin and Mattias are New Guinea internationals, while Paul plays for France. [27]Bleacher Report 
Favorite Things
Favorite DishSpaghetti al’ Arrabiata au Thon & Légumes [28]Medium
Favorite FootballerAndrea Pirlo [29]Medium
Ravel Morrison

Note: Ever since he was a kid, he was a big fan of Ronaldo. "Ronaldo est mon modèle de footballeur et le joueur qui m'a fait tomber amoureux du football. J'ai été captivé par lui car je jouais devant quand j'étais plus jeune." [30]FIFA (Translation: "Ronaldo is my role model as a footballer and the player who made me fall in love with football. I was captivated by him as I played up front when I was younger.") -Pogba on his idol, former Brazilian striker Ronaldo.
Style Quotient
Car Collection Maserati
Money Factor
Net Worth 35.5 millions dollars [31]Forbes


Some Lesser Known Facts About Paul Pogba

  • When Pogba played for the Roissy-en-Brie team in the United States, he was just six years old!
  • Following his transfer to Le Havre, Pogba became the skipper of the U-16 team. [32]The Guardian
  • In 2015, Paul Pogba was selected for UEFA’s Team of the Year. [33]Juventus
  • Even though he left Manchester United without paying a fee, his return to the club in 2016 broke a record of 105 million euros. He had to be paid four times more than he asked for when he left Manchester in 2012. Manchester United (MU) paid Pogba’s manager £20m to take care of the club. [34]Mirror
  • Pogba is certainly a mama’s boy. The player brought his mother to the FIFA red carpet event with him, when others brought their wives or girlfriends. [35]Daily Mail

    Paul Pogba takes his mum as a guest at Ballon d'Or gala as Juventus midfielder makes FIFPro World XI

    Paul Pogba takes his mum as a guest at Ballon d’Or gala as Juventus midfielder makes FIFPro World XI

  • Paul Pogba is known for two things: dabbing after every goal scored and his hairstyles, such as ‘Am Batman’, ‘The star’ and ‘The leopard skin’, among others.
    Paul Pogba's Batman hairstyle

    Paul Pogba’s Batman hairstyle

    Paul Pogba's star haircut

    Paul Pogba’s star haircut

    Paul Pogba's leopard haircut

    Paul Pogba’s leopard haircut

  • Before Euro 2016, Pogba had a hairstyle that had a bird on one side and a Pogboom on the other. [36]Daily Mail

    Pogboom hairstyle of Paul Pogba

    Pogboom hairstyle of Paul Pogba

  • At the end of the summer, Pogba got back to Manchester United with a simple blonde haircut. [37]Goal There’s nothing wrong with going blonde like Messi, Aaron Ramsey, and Phil Jones, isn’t it?

    Paul Pogba blonde hair on his return to Manchester United

    Paul Pogba blonde hair on his return to Manchester United

  • He was ranked among the ten most promising young players in Europe in January 2014 by The Guardian. [38]The Guardian For his performance in April 2014, Pogba was also named man of the match.
  • Pogba scored Juventus’ third goal against Olympiacos in the Champions League on 4 November in his 100th appearance for the club, helping them win the game; it was his first goal in the Champions League.
  • The young French striker was among the 23 selected candidates for the 2014 Ballon d’Or on October 28. He was the youngest on the shortlist, at 21. [39]Sky Sports
  • Pogba won the Bravo Award, which acknowledges the best player under the age of 23 who has participated in European competition, by the Italian sports newspaper Il Guerin Sportivo in 2014. [40]Spears Magazine
  • Pogba was withdrawn in the first half of Juventus’ Round of 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund on March 9 after going through a hamstring injury and was also ruled out for two months. [41]Gazetta
  • It was announced on July 15, 2015, that Paul Pogba was among the ten finalists for the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe award. [42]UEFA
  • After the departure of Carlos Tevez, he received the prestigious number 10 shirt which had already been worn by Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Baggio, and Michel Platini in the 2015-16 season. [43]ESPN

    Paul Pogba in jersey number 10

    Paul Pogba in jersey number 10

  • According to the UEFA Best Player in Europe awards, he was at the tenth spot in 2015 on August 12, 2015. [44]UEFA
  • Pogba was nominated for the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year on November 24, [45]Gazetta after being named to the squad on January 8, 2016. Within three days he was named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015. [46]Juventus
  • Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba signed a five-year deal with his former club on August 8, 2016, for a then-record transfer fee of €105m (£89.3m), overtaking former record holder Gareth Bale by 5 million euros.
  • Pogba indicated in the summer of 2019 that his time at the club was coming to an end when he said “it might be a good time to take on a new challenge elsewhere”. Real Madrid and Juventus are connected with him. Although Pogba was anticipated to leave United, he took part in the club’s pre-season. During the end of July, Manchester United declined an offer of £27.6m plus Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez for Paul Pogba as they felt that the offer was well below the valuation of the player. [47]Sky Sports
  • In his youth, he was first compared to former France international Patrick Vieira due to his style of play and role in midfield. [48]Lastampa
  • Gianluigi Buffon compared Pogba to former French playmakers Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane when he left Juventus in 2016, and praised his ability, leadership, work-rate, and attitude, both in the dressing room at the team than in training, stating that he “…is a tremendous warrior on the pitch but he’s also so talented. His ball control and the way he can quickly change the game from defense to attack are special.” Pogba can also take free-kicks and penalty kicks effectively.
  • Pogba is sponsored by sportswear and equipment supplier Adidas. [49]Adidas Together with other players from the Adidas stable, such as David Beckham, Lionel Messi, and Mohamed Salah, as well as the American singer Pharrell Williams, he appeared in an advertisement for the 2018 World Cup. [50]Four Four Two

    Paul Pogba posing for Adidas as its ambassador

    Paul Pogba posing for Adidas as its ambassador

  • Pogba’s ‘the Dab’ goal celebration first appeared in the FIFA 17 EA Sports video game series. [51]Birmingham Mail

    Paul Pogba in FIFA 17 video game EA Sports

    Paul Pogba in FIFA 17 video game EA Sports

  • Pogba attended the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards in London with his brothers Florentin and Mathias. Paul and actress Natalie Dormer presented the “Best Song” award to Shawn Mendes, the Canadian singer. [52]Hyper Leap

    Actress Natalie Dormer and Manchester United French professional footballer Paul Pogba (R) present the award for Best Song to Shawn Mendes (C) on stage during the 2017 MTV EMAs held at The SSE Arena on November 12, 2017, in London, England

    Actress Natalie Dormer and Manchester United French professional footballer Paul Pogba (R) present the award for Best Song to Shawn Mendes (C) on stage during the 2017 MTV EMAs held at The SSE Arena on November 12, 2017, in London, England

  • The first emoji for a Twitter hashtag was created for Paul Pogba. Football fans know that Paul Pogba loves social media. As soon as he gets a new haircut or tries out a new look, the Frenchman can be seen posing on social media platforms. Twitter has reportedly added the first hashtag emoji to the midfielder’s account. An emoji of the Frenchman’s face has been created on the social media website to honor the man – a move that Ian Wright didn’t quite buy into. [53]Medium

    Twitter emoji of Paul Pogba

    Twitter emoji of Paul Pogba

  • He was just 16 years old when he hired a dietician! It is true that he was super conscious about what goes into his body.
  • He is also a multilingual player; he is fluent in French, English, Italian, and Spanish in addition to his mother tongue. [54]One Football
  • Christiano Ronaldo made headlines when he removed a bottle of cold drink from his table. Well, Paul went the same way and pulled out a bottle of beer during the Euro 2020 press conference. [55]Daily Sabah

  • Paul Pogba has worn the world’s first pair of vegan football boots after the Manchester United star teamed up with Stella McCartney to design the eye-catching, gender-neutral Adidas PREDATOR FREAK. [56]Daily Mail
  • In the 1–1 draw against Southampton on 31 August, Pogba suffered an ankle injury that sidelined him for a month. After a long absence, he returned to the team to win a penalty shootout against Rochdale. In his 100th appearance for the club, Pogba suffered a recurrence of his injury as well as a recurrence of his injury in the following match, a 1–1 home draw against Arsenal. At the end of October, news broke that he would be sidelined until December 2019 due to his injury. However, his return was delayed by illness in December 2019. The Frenchman, out since August with the same injury, made two substitute appearances at the end of December against Watford and Newcastle United. In January 2020, Pogba underwent ankle surgery which meant he was out of action for another four to eight weeks. Pogba was declared fit to play following his return to football in the Project Restart when Ole Gunnar Solskjœr was announced in May 2020.

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