13 facts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, African Footballer of the Year


    Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is currently the most talked about footballer on the African continent.
    On Friday, Janury 7, 2016, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang defeated Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew to emerge the new king of African football.
    READ: Breaking: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emerges first Gabonese to win African Footballer of the Year
    Here are 13 things you probably don’t know about the talented football star who is regarded as one of the fastest strikers in the game…
    See also: Aubameyang becomes first player to score in all 7 opening games of Bundesliga
    He was born in France on June 18, 1989.
    His father is a former football player who hails from Gabon while his mum is of Spanish origin.
    His father was once the captain of the Gabonese national team while he also played professionally in France.
    Pierre and his dad in Abuja for the Glo CAf Awards.
    Although born in France, Pierre was raised in Italy.
    He began his professional football career at AC Milan in 2007.
    In 2008, Milan sent him on a loan spell to Dijon which later saw him move to Lille and then Monaco all in France.
    At the age of 20, Pierre played for the French U-21 team after earlier being called to the Italian U-19 side.
    In 2011, he was signed on a permanent deal by Saint Etienne where he scored 31 goals and was named the Ligue 1 African Player of the year for 2012.
    He moved to Germany’s Borussia Dortmond in 2013 and has emerged one of the top strikers in the Bundesliga.
    He scored Gabon’s first ever Olympic goal in 2012 in the team’s opening game against Switzerland.
    He is currently the top goal scorer in the Bundesliga with 18 goals followed by Bayern Munich’s goal machine, Robert Lewandoski who has scored 15 goals this season
    Like his father once did, Pierre is the captain of the Gabonese National team
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    Source:: The NET