Facts on Paul Pogba.
Paul Labile Pogba (born on 15 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the French national team. He operates mainly OP as a central midfielder, but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, and deep-lying playmaker.
Top 7 facts you May not know about the World Cup winner.
The MUFC star is the first Premier League Footballer to get his own emoji on twitter (#POGBA)
Supposedly, the midfielder is the first football to have his first hashtag emoji on Twitter. The social media website decided to honour the Frenchman by creating an emoji of his face – a decision that didn’t quite go right with Ian Wright.
Paul Pogba’s love for social media is none secret for football fans. The Frenchman is often seen basking around on the social media platforms whenever he gets a new haircut or tries out different looks.
Paul Pogba has the nickname “IL POLPO PAUL”
The Frenchman, during his stay in Italy, was known as IL Polpo Paul in Italian. He landed that nickname because of his long legs.
When we think of the name Paul Pogba, we often relate with his innumerable hairstyles and his trademark dab celebration. What we rarely know is the fact about his nickname, IL Polpo Paul which was translated as ‘ Paul The Octopus’. Ever heard of it somewhere?
Paul the Octopus was apparently a real Octopus who became famous for predicting the correct results of games in the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
Paul Pogba have two older twin brothers
Florentin Pogba and Mathias Pogba and they are both Footballers and have represented the Guinea national team.
Mathias Pogba plays as a forward for Manchego while Florentin Pogba plies his trade for Sochaux
First midfielder to wear number 6 shirt.
The last two Manchester United players to wear that number were Johnny Evans and Wes Brown. As it happens, Paul Pogba is the first midfielder ever to wear that number.
It is surprising how a player of the Frenchman’s stature and importance wears number 6, when he could have actually increased his popularity by wearing number 7.
Paul Pogba hired dieticiant at the age of 16.
Dedication and hard work are the only secrets to making it as a top-notch footballer, and Pogba is well aware of this fact. The Frenchman hired a personal physiotherapist who would treat him after games and in the preseason.
The 26-year-old also hired a personal dietician at the age of 16 to make sure he was physically ready to cope up with the brutality of the beautiful game.
No wonder Pogba doesn’t have to stick to the fringes due to prolonged injuries.
He supported Arsenal as a youngster
That does come as a shocker, doesn’t it? Paul Pogba may be a famed academy graduate at Old Trafford, but he didn’t think twice about revealing his love for Arsenal as a kid.
The reason is obvious, isn’t it? Back when Pogba was just about to enter his teens, The Gunners had a French contingent who were at the height of their powers. Arsene Wenger managed the likes of Thierry Henry and Robert Pires, two of the greatest footballers of their generation, and created the Invincibles team back then.
If it wasn’t for a dip in Arsenal’s form in recent years, we would have seen Pogba plying his trade at the Emirates instead of Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba idolized Ravel Morrison as an academy player
Be it football or any other field, every one of us has a subordinate role model whom we try to emulate at some point. As for Paul Pogba, the Frenchman kept tabs on Ravel Morrison during his time at United’s youth academy.
Ravel Morrison was garnering rave reviews when he burst on to the football scene as a youngster. Sir Alex Ferguson and Rio Ferdinand had already hailed him as the ‘best ever they had seen at his age’.
Pogba partnered Morrison and its no rocket science to know why the Frenchman held his subordinate in high regard. However, Morrison’s career has dwindled drastically as Pogba has risen to become one of the world’s best midfielders of this generation.