Gabonese footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang plays for Premier League team Arsenal and captains Gabon’s national team. Aubameyang can play either as a forward or as a winger. His father is a famous Gabonese soccer player. Pierre’s father was a famous footballer, and as a result, he developed an early interest in the sport. Initially, Pierre played for various European clubs before joining Saint-Etienne in 2011, then the German club Borussia Dortmund followed two years later, and finally, Arsenal in 2018.
He is best known for his speed, which has come in handy in many instances. Having won the award for the first time in 2015, he became the first player from the small African country to win the award. Furthermore, in 2016, he was named the world’s eighth-best footballer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bio/Wiki
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was born in Laval, France, on June 18, 1989, to Pierre and Margarita. Aubameyang has two brothers. As a result of his background in football, his father has influenced him greatly throughout his life. In his very early years, Pierre exhibited almost superhuman speed and started playing football at the age of six.
From his early days, Pierre was an avid football fan and even mimicked the match commentary. In their houses and on the road, all three brothers played football for hours on end. He also had two brothers who became professional football players.
The majority of Pierre’s childhood was spent in Milan, where his father worked as a football scout. He joined a youth academy in Milan, and finally, in 2007, he was chosen to play for Milan’s youth team as a forward. Pierre’s team finished fourth in the opening ‘Champions Youth Cup’ held in Malaysia. He scored six goals in seven matches and attracted the attention of many talented scouts.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a relationship with Alysha, with whom he has a son, Curtis. Pierre is also an outstanding sprinter in addition to playing football. It is said that he runs 30 meters in 3.7 seconds, which is faster than Usain Bolt, the ‘world’s fastest man.’ Despite being challenged by German sprinter Julian Reus for a 100-meter race, Pierre hasn’t yet accepted the challenge.
He is an avid comic book reader and sports car fan. As a celebration for a goal he scored during a Bundesliga match, he donned a Spider-Man mask.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Net Worth
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Arsenal signed Pierre-Emerick to a three-year, $54 million contract extension in September 2020. The contract has an average annual salary of $18 million.
The endorsements Aubeyang receives contribute to his net worth. As a Nike brand ambassador, he appears in their advertisements.
At least a dozen more cars are in Aubameyang’s garage, including a sleek white Bentley Bentayga that starts at £133,000. His full list features three more Ferraris as well, including a £250k 812 Superfast, a £205k Spyder, and a £200k 458 Italia.
In addition, the collection includes the Porsche Panamera Turbo Techart (£140k), the Range Rover Sport Mansory (£150k), an Audi R8 V10 that costs £160k, and an Aston Martin DB9 Volante 2, which costs around £250k. Amazingly, Auba was spotted once driving around in a Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet, which cost a mere £22,000.
- For the sake of gaining more experience, Pierre joined the ‘Dijon’ team in France. As an 18-year-old, he was one of the top scorers for his team in the ‘Coupe de la Ligue’ and he was later loaned out to Lille and Monaco. In 2011, he was signed for the first major deal of his career.
- Italy contacted Pierre about playing for their Under-19 team, but Pierre decided to play for the French Under-21 team instead. In March 2009, however, he joined the Gabon national team and helped them reach the quarter-finals of the 2012 ‘Africa Cup of Nations.’ In July 2012, he represented his country at the London Summer Olympics.
- After signing a permanent contract with Saint Etienne in December 2011, Pierre scored a hat-trick against the opponent team Lorient in February 2012. At the end of the Coupe de la Ligue, Pierre had scored half of his team’s goals. His team won the 2013 Ligue and he finished with 18 goals and seven assists in the championship.
- During the following season, he continued his streak of success by finishing as the second-highest goal scorer at the end of the tournament. During the 37 games he played, he scored 19 goals. In what ended up being a definitive season for him, he was named ‘Ligue’s African Player of the Year.’ This made him more famous on the European club circuit and he subsequently joined ‘Borussia Dortmund.
- In July 2013, he played his first competitive match for Dortmund against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup. As a rookie in the Bundesliga, he scored a hat-trick against FC Augsburg to win the match. The result was that he became the first Gabonese player to appear in the Bundesliga. With 16 total goals and 13 league goals, he had an above-average performance.
- In the 2014-15 season, Pierre scored 25 goals in 46 games and helped lead his team to the 2015 DFB-Pokal final. During the summer of 2015, he extended his contract with the team until 2020 and announced that he had developed an emotional connection with the team and would never want to leave it.
- Pierre had scored goals in his first six Bundesliga matches by September, becoming the first-ever player in Bundesliga history to accomplish this feat. His super form continued in the UEFA Europa League, as he scored two more goals. In October, he scored a hat-trick against ‘Gabala FK’, and the following day, he scored another hat-trick against ‘Augsburg.
- Pierre had 18 goals in his first 17 Bundesliga 2015 games at the halfway point of the tournament. With 25 goals, Pierre finished the Bundesliga season as the second-leading scorer.
- He continued to impress in the 2016-17 season, making his debut in the Bundeliga 2016 against Mainz with two goals, leading his team to victory. In the Champions League, he scored in each match during the first leg but was surprisingly taken off the team for a match against Sporting CP. It was later revealed that he had broken some rules and his suspension was a disciplinary measure.
- On his comeback, he scored four goals to help his team defeat ‘Hamburger SV.’ In March 2017, he scored 20 Bundesliga goals for the second time in a row. His 31 goals made him the top scorer in the Bundesliga at the end of the season. At this point, it was clear that he would be acquired by a Premier League team soon.
- He was acquired by Arsenal for an undisclosed fee in January 2018, which also happens to be a club record. He was rumored to have been purchased for 56 million pounds.
- On 11 August 2019, Aubameyang scored his and Arsenal’s first goal of the season in their 1–0 opening match victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park, in which he demonstrated perfect technique to cushion a cross from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, to slot the ball past Martin Dúbravka, with José Mourinho hailing the strike as “a moment of genius”.
- Arsene Wenger’s side won 2–1 at Burnley on 17 August, with Aubameyang scoring in their first home match of the season. Dani Ceballos assisted Aubameyang on what proved to be the winning goal. Arsenal won 3–0 away from home on matchday 1 of the Europa League, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the only goal.
- Aubameyang’s five goals in September, including equalizers against Tottenham and Manchester United and the winner against Aston Villa, saw him named the Premier League Player of the Month, beating the likes of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, and Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez to the award.
- Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would become arsenal captain after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the captaincy following his angry reaction to being booed by Arsenal fans during their Premier League game against Crystal Palace on 5 November 2019.
- Following the dismissal of Emery, Aubameyang scored both goals in Arsenal’s 2–2 draw with Norwich City in interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg’s first game. Aubameyang’s first goal (a penalty) had to be retaken after VAR detected encroachment in the penalty area. Tim Krul stopped Aubameyang’s first attempt, but his second attempt (from the same side as his previous attempt) was successful.
- Arsene Wenger also sent off Aubameyang for a late challenge on Crystal Palace midfielder Max Meyer in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on 11 January 2020. Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang initially received a yellow card for the tackle, which was later upgraded to a red card by the VAR, meaning that the striker will miss Arsenal’s matches against Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Bournemouth.
- At the end of extra time in Arsenal’s Europa League second leg round of 32 matches against Olympiacos on 27 February, Aubameyang’s scissor kick goal allowed his side to equalize and win the tie on aggregate after the aggregate score was 1–1. However, following a 119th-minute goal by Olympiacos that meant Arsenal would be heading out of the competition, Aubameyang missed an open shot from five yards out in the last seconds of the match that would have seen his side through.
- Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Aubameyang failed to score or assist in the first three Premier League games for Arsenal after the resumption but scored a brace against Norwich City on 1 July in a 4–0 rout.
- As well as the first goal, Aubameyang assisted the second goal, which was scored by Granit Xhaka. He finished the season with 22 league goals, one behind Jamie Vardy, winner of the Golden Boot, and tied with Danny Ings for second place.
- Aubameyang scored both goals in Arsenal’s 2–0 win over Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final on 18 July, sending them to the final. Arsenal beat Chelsea 2–1 and Aubameyang won his first trophy as a club captain when he converted a penalty and scored the winner in the final on 1 August.
- Aubameyang scored a goal in normal time and the winning penalty in a shootout victory against Liverpool in the Community Shield on 29 August 2020, after the game ended 1-1. Against Fulham, he scored the final goal of a 3–0 win in the first league game of the new season on 12 September.
- Aubameyang signed a contract extension with Arsenal on 15 September. Arsenal’s first Premier League win at Old Trafford since 2006 came through his penalty in a 1–0 away win against Manchester United on 1 November.
- On 18 January 2021, Aubameyang scored twice for Arsenal in their 3–0 victory over Newcastle United. The following three matches he did not play for his club, as he had to take care of his ill mother. The first Premier League hat-trick of Aubameyang came in a 4–2 win over Leeds United on 14 February. With this goal, he reached 200 career goals across Europe’s top five leagues.
- On 25 February, he scored two goals against Benfica in a 3–2 victory to secure his place in the Europa League round of 16. Aubameyang was left out of the starting lineup for the North London Derby against Tottenham on 14 March with disciplinary reasons given by the manager.
- Aubameyang scored the third goal in Gabon’s 3–0 win over DR Congo on 25 March 2021 to ensure qualification to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. He contracted malaria at that time, which caused him to get a fever and require hospitalization.
Facts About Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- In addition to playing as a striker, he has also been assigned to play as a wide forward.
- His senior career began at Serie A club Milan. Aubameyang reached the first team of the Arsenal first team in 2008 during his senior career.
- Aubameyang made a €14 million move to the Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund in 2013. When he won the DFL-Supercup title in his rookie season in Germany, he was able to build his name in the footballing industry, eventually becoming recognized as one of the top forwards in the world and the league’s top scorer for the 2016-17 season.
- In 2018, he was subject to a club-record transfer to Arsenal of England. Originally from Borussia Dortmund, he moved to Manchester United for £56 million, making him the most expensive African player at the time.
- The Gabon national team announced his debut in 2009 when he was 19 years old. He was the team’s all-time leading scorer at the time with 25 goals in 61 games.
- A goal he scored against Switzerland during Gabon’s opening game at the 2012 Summer Olympics was his team’s first-ever Olympic goal. Following his impressive performance at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, he was named “African Footballer of the Year”, becoming the first Gabonese player to win the award and the second European-born player after Frédéric Kanouté.
- While he was invited to play for Italy’s under-19 team after finishing a successful season with Dijon, he made his debut for France’s under-21 team against Tunisia in February 2009.
- He was selected for the Gabon national team on March 25, 2009. First, he scored against Morocco, and then he scored against Benin, Togo, Algeria, and Senegal in friendly matches.
- Gabon defeated Niger 4-1 on June 15, 2013, with Aubameyang scoring a hat-trick of penalty kicks. Following that, he scored a brace against Burkina Faso in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
- A.C Milan youth teams have both featured his half-brothers, Catilina and Willy.
- A 2-0 win over Burkina Faso was his first goal as Gabon captain during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Gabon’s highest goalscorer during that same year was Aubameyang.
He plays for Arsenal F.C. and Gabon national team.
Aubameyang was born in Laval, France.
As a result of recent allegations that the Arsenal striker had cheated on his wife with glamour model Celia Kay before a match, he apologized for his behavior on Twitter. Obviously, the Frenchman is not the first athlete to have had their infidelity exposed in the media.