Paul Pogba: age, weight, height, spouse, and controversies of the star football player

Paul Labile Pogba is a French footballer, born on March 15, 1993 (age 28), in Lagny-sur-Marne, in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France.

He plays for Manchester United, a Premier League club, and also the France national team.

Early life

Pogba joined the youth team of Ligue 1 in 2007 and just two years later, he was transferred to Manchester United.

In 2012, after a few appearances with Manchester United, he was transferred to join the Italian side. He helped the club to claim four successive titles.

During his time in Italy, he received many awards including the Golden Boy award in 2013 and the Bravo award in 2014.

In 2015, he was named to the UEFA Team of the Year. In the same year, he was awarded the FIFA FIFPro World XI.

He led Juventus to win the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final which was their first in 12 years.

His recent performance with Juventus brought him back to Manchester United. It was a world-record transfer with a fee of 105 million euros.

He then led the club to win the League Cup and the Europa League. He was named to the PFA Team of the Year in the 2018-2019 season.

Career highlights

Manchester United

On 10 October 2009, Pogba made his debut with the club’s under 18 team. He pulled seven goals in 21 appearances in the 2009-10 under-18 campaign. 

He remained in the club’s academy team in the 2010-2011 season. In the same year, he was transferred to the club’s reserved team and led them to a win over the Bolton Wanderers.

Back in 2011, Pogba managed to score a long-range goal which has been termed as the “piledriver”. He also led the team to a win over Portsmouth.

In the 2011-2012 season, Pogba got the opportunity to play with the senior team. He was also promoted as a permanent member of the club’s reserve team.

He made his first appearance against Arsenal in the team’s opening Premier Reserve League. He made his second appearance against Aldershot Town.

His Premier League debut was against Stoke City. He replaced Javier Hernández. 


After a complicated bout with Manchester United, Pogba ignored his contract with the team.

He decided to move to the Italian club Juventus.

In the month of July, the club confirmed Pogba’s transfer with a four-year contract. 

His first appearance with the club was in a Serie A match against Chievo.

On 2nd October, with a home draw against Shakhtar Donetsk, Pogba made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League. He scored his first goal against Napoli and was praised for his outstanding performance. 

In the 2013-14 season, Pogba led Juventus to win the 2013 Italian Supercoppa by pulling the first goal of the game.

He was elected as the Man of the Match. Additionally, he was also named the Golden Boy for the best young player in Europe in 2013.

The Guardian named him as one of the ten most promising players in Europe.

On 20 September 2014, Pagbo provided the only goal to win against Milan. He also saved Juventus by scoring an equalizer against Sassuolo.

In the same year, he also tied himself to the club by renewing his contract. On his 100th appearance with the club, he scored the third goal against Olympiacos.

In 2014, he was awarded the Bravo Award. Pogba led the club to reach the top of the league table by scoring against Sassuolo. 

In the 2015-2016 season, he was awarded the number-10 shirt. 

Return to Manchester United

With a then-highest record for a football transfer fee of 105 million euros and 5 million euros of bonuses, Pogba returned to Manchester United.

However, he was suspended by the Football Association due to yellow cards that he had accumulated with Juventus.

His first appearance with the club was made in a victory against Southampton.

In the same year, Pagbo had to face defeat and criticism in the first Manchester derby of the season. However, he made a good comeback with a win against Leicester City.

Pogba led United on the way to the semi-final of the EFL Cup by scoring a 2-1. United finished in sixth place in the 2016-17 Premier League.

Pogba had a great opportunity to equalize the match against Chelsea in the 2018 FA Cup Final. 

In the 2018-19 season, Pogba took over the temporary captaincy in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

He was designated as the new penalty taker when the season began. However, due to disappointing results, he would not be the captain again in the future.

In 2019, he scored a game-winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur. He also scored a win against Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Burnley the same season.

By the end of the season, Pogba’s form seemed to have dipped down. He also had to face criticism for his performance against Barcelona.

However, he managed to score a win against West Ham. During this season, Pogba scored 16 goals and 11 assists. 

Personal life

Pogba is a Muslim by religion.

Since 2019, he has been married to María Zulay Salaues, a Bolivian model and they have two children together.

Pogba knows four languages – his native French, English, Italian, and Spanish.

During a UEFA respect campaign that took place in Monaco, Pogba talked about how potential gay footballers must be treated as equal mainly because football is a sport that is for everyone.


He has been pulled over by Manchester police for driving with a French number plate. According to the rules, a car must be registered within two weeks of importing. 

Full namePaul Labile Pogba
Date of birth15 March 1993
Place of birthLagny-sur-Marne, France
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight84 kg
Current teamManchester United
SpouseMaría Zulay Salaues

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