Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Aubameyang with Borussia Dortmund in 2014
Personal information
Full name Pierre-Emerick Emiliani Francois Aubameyang[1]
Date of birth (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Laval, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 17
Youth career
2007–2008 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Milan 0 (0)
2008–2009 Dijon (loan) 34 (8)
2009–2010 Lille (loan) 14 (2)
2010–2011 Monaco (loan) 19 (2)
2011 Saint-Étienne (loan) 14 (2)
2011–2013 Saint-Étienne 73 (35)
2013– Borussia Dortmund 48 (18)
National team
2009 France U21 1 (0)
2012 Gabon Olympic 3 (1)
2009– Gabon 38 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2014

Pierre-Emerick Emiliani Francois Aubameyang (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ ɛməʁik obaməjɑ̃ɡ]; born 18 June 1989) is a professional footballer who plays for the German club Borussia Dortmund and the Gabon national football team.[3] Aubameyang joined Borussia Dortmund in July 2013, and soon after signing, won the 2013 DFL-Supercup. He is known for his pace, having clocked 30 meters in 3.7 seconds, and his capability of playing as a striker or a winger.[4]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Aubameyang joined A.C. Milan youth team in January 2007. In August, he was part of the squad that finished fourth in the inaugural Champions Youth Cup held in Malaysia and was awarded the Roberto Bettega Trophy for being the top scorer. He scored seven goals in six matches.[5]

France[edit]

Aubameyang at Saint-Étienne in 2011

For the 2008–09 season, Aubameyang was loaned out to Dijon FCO, in order to gain some first team experience.[6] His performances there led him to appear in World Soccer's Talent Scout section in Summer 2009.[7]

On 24 June 2009, it was announced Ligue 1 club Lille OSC had decided to sign Aubameyang on loan.[8]

In the following season, he was loaned out again, this time to AS Monaco. On 21 August 2010, Aubameyang scored his first goal for Monaco in an away match versus RC Lens. He scored again on 29 August at home to AJ Auxerre where his Monaco team won 2–0.[9]

In January 2011, after six months at Monaco, Aubameyang was loaned to AS Saint-Étienne until the end of the 2010–11 season. In July 2011, the loan was extended for the entire 2011–12 season. On 22 December 2011, Aubameyang signed with Saint-Étienne on a permanent deal. In February 2012, Aubameyang scored his first hat-trick against FC Lorient. In a warm up in a match against Olympique Lyonnais, he wore a £2,500 pair of swarovski crystals encrusted boots.

On 20 April 2013, Aubameyang was in the starting line-up for Saint-Étienne in the 2013 Coupe de la Ligue Final. Les Verts won the match 1–0 with a goal from Brandão to give Aubameyang his first major trophy as a professional footballer.

In the 2012–13 Ligue 1 season, Aubameyang ended second in the competition's top-goalscorers list with 19 goals. From his 37 appearances he also provided eight assists.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 4 July 2013, Aubameyang joined Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund on a five year contract.[10] He made his competitive debut for his new club on 27 July 2013 against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup, replacing Jakub Błaszczykowski in the second-half of Dortmund's 4–2 victory.[11]

On 10 August 2013, Aubameyang made his Bundesliga debut and scored a hat-trick against FC Augsburg, including a goal from his first shot in the league. In the process, Aubameyang also became the first Gabonese player to appear in the Bundesliga.[12] On 27 November 2013, Aubemayang scored his first Champions League goal in a 3–1 win against Napoli in the group stage of the 2013–14 competition.[13]

On 13 August 2014, Aubameyang scored Borussia Dortmund's second goal in a 2–0 victory over Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup.[14] After scoring the goal, he celebrated by putting on a Spider-Man mask.[14] In Dortmund's next match, a 4–1 win over Stuttgart Kickers in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, Aubameyang scored two second-half goals and provided the assist for Adrián Ramos's goal.[15] On 13 September, Aubameyang scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season, netting Dortmund's final goal of their 3–1 win over SC Freiburg.[16] Three days later, Aubameyang scored Borussia Dortmund's second goal in a 2–0 win over Arsenal in the first group match of the Champions League.[17]

International career[edit]

Aubameyang playing for the Gabon national football team in 2012

Aubameyang was invited to play for Italy U-19s after a good season with Dijon, but he debuted for the France U-21 team in February 2009 in a friendly match against Tunisia.[18]

On 25 March 2009, Aubameyang was selected for the Gabon national football team[19] and made his debut for the team. He scored his first goal in a 3–2 victory over Morocco.

Aubameyang was a key member of the Gabon national side that reached the quarter finals of the 2012 African Cup of Nations as co-hosts of the competition. He netted three goals in total, finishing the tournament as one of the top scorers. On 5 February 2012, he set up the opening goal for his team and hit the post in the quarter-final against Mali. However, the match ended 1–1 after extra time and Aubameyang had his penalty saved in the shootout to decide the game.

In July 2012, Aubameyang represented Gabon at the 2012 Olympic Games held in London. He scored in the team's opening game against Switzerland, which was Gabon's first Olympic goal, and would also prove to be Gabon's only goal of the tournament. They were eliminated in the group stage.

On 15 June 2013, Aubameyang scored a hat-trick of penalty kicks in Gabon's 4–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Niger.

Personal life[edit]

Aubameyang is the son of former Gabonese international Pierre Aubameyang and younger brother of Catilina and Willy, who both have played for Milan youth teams. His mother is Spanish.[20] On 17 July 2013, he bought a mansion worth £1.2 million in Germany. Aubameyang frequently thanks God for things in his life. [21][22]

Career statistics[edit]

Aubameyang in October 2011.

Club[edit]

As of 17 December 2014
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Continental[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
A.C. Milan 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dijon (free) 2008–09 34 8 5 2 39 10
Total 34 8 5 2 39 10
Lille (loan) 2009–10 14 2 1 0 9 0 24 2
Total 14 2 1 0 9 0 24 2
AS Monaco (loan) 2010–11 19 2 4 0 23 2
Total 19 2 4 0 23 2
Saint-Étienne 2010–11 14 2 0 0 14 2
2011–12 36 16 2 2 38 18
2012–13 37 19 7 2 44 21
Total 87 37 9 4 96 41
Borussia Dortmund 2013–14 32 13 7 2 9 1 48 16
2014–15 16 5 2 3 6 3 24 11
Total 48 18 9 5 15 4 72 27
Career total 198 66 28 11 24 4 254 82
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue, DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

National team[edit]

As of match played 16 October 2014.[23]
Gabon national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 7 2
2010 10 3
2011 5 0
2012 8 4
2013 4 3
2014 4 2
Total 38 14

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Gabon's goal tally first.[23][24]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund
Saint-Étienne

Individual[edit]

  • Ligue 1 Best African Player: 2012–13
  • Ligue 1 Team of the Year (1): 2012–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Details – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang". CAF Online. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.bvb.de/Mannschaften/Profis/Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.lfp.fr/joueur/aubameyang-pierre-emerick
  4. ^ "Ten things about Aubameyang". Bundesliga. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "CYC: Juventus battuta di misura" (in Italian). Eurosport. 19 August 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ "AC Milan, Aubameyang to Dijon". TransferMarketWeb. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  7. ^ Gleeson, Mark (Summer 2009). "Talent Scout: Tomorrow's Stars Today". World Soccer (IPC Media). p. 75. 
  8. ^ "Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejoint le LOSC !" (in French). losc.fr. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Monaco vs. Auxerre – 29 August 2010". Soccerway. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Borussia Dortmund sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from St-Etienne". The Guardian. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Borussia Dortmund 4 Bayern Munich 2: Revenge for Klopp as Reus double earns Super Cup victory in repeat of Champions League final". Daily Mail. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Aubameyang hat-trick has Dortmund flying". Bundesliga.de. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Borussia Dortmund gain lifeline after turning on the style against Napoli". The Guardian. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "German Supercup: Borussia Dortmund 2–0 Bayern Munich". BBC Sport. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Aubameyang packt auch ohne Spider-Man doppelt zu". Kicker (in German). 16 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Rückkehrer Kagawa schlägt voll ein". Kicker (in German). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Arsenal's Champions League Group D campaign got off to a poor start as Borussia Dortmund scored either side of half-time to secure a deserved victory.". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "FFF : sélections, football, fiche, espoirs, féminines, masculines, UEFA, FIFA" (in French). Fff.fr. [dead link]
  19. ^ "Giresse turns to Aubameyang youngsters". FIFA.com. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: «Mon rêve, c'est de jouer au Real Madrid»". 
  21. ^ "Aubameyang P-E". 
  22. ^ "Aubameyang P-E". 
  23. ^ a b "Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  24. ^ "Goals scored by: Pierre‑Emerick Aubameyang". goalzz.com. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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