Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
Aurélien Tchouaméni lives the life of a soccer star. He is the son of professional soccer player, and is known as Mr. France. He first picked up the sport at the age of four when a French coach placed him on the field. At the age of 8, he was selected for a national under-15 selection.
However, he was later transferred to France’s famed U16 youth soccer team due to his father’s influence. At the U16 level, Tchouaméni was named the French U18 Player of the Year for the first time, which led to his selection for the French U19 team in 2012. He made his professional debut in 2013 and has appeared in more than 30 national team games for France since then.
Tchouaméni has featured prominently for France in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship this past year and made his senior debut last week in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Not only has he represented France in major tournaments, but he has also started for club in France’s highest division, the Ligue 1.
Tchouaméni made his decision to become a professional soccer player after watching his father play. He said that his father’s performance inspired him to take the risk.
Tchouaméni’s father, Jean Tchouaméni, is a French former professional footballer who retired from the games in 2004. He made a name in football by winning the U-17 and U-18 French National Championships in 1984 and 1987 respectively. The elder Mr. Tchouaméni was part of the France team that won the World Cup in 1990 and 1991.
The two men met when Aurélien, only six years old, was selected for his father’s country team. For France fans, it was an amazing coincidence that the two men had the same father.