Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Aubameyang with Arsenal in 2018
Personal information
Full name Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang[1]
Date of birth (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 31)[2]
Place of birth Laval, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 14
Youth career
1995–1997 ASL L'Huisserie Football[4]
1997–1998 Nice
1998–1999 ASL L'Huisserie Football
1999–2001 Laval
2001–2005 Rouen
2005–2007 Bastia
2007–2008 A.C. Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 A.C. Milan 0 (0)
2008–2009Dijon (loan) 34 (8)
2009–2010Lille (loan) 14 (2)
2010–2011Monaco (loan) 19 (2)
2011Saint-Étienne (loan) 14 (2)
2011–2013 Saint-Étienne 73 (35)
2013–2018 Borussia Dortmund 144 (98)
2018– Arsenal 86 (55)
National team
2009 France U21 1 (0)
2012 Gabon U23 3 (1)
2009– Gabon 63 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:25, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:30, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang (born 18 June 1989) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward and is the captain of both Premier League club Arsenal[5] and the Gabon national team. He is considered to be one of the best strikers in the world, known for his pace, finishing, and off-ball movement.[6] Aubameyang plays mainly as a striker, but has also been deployed as a wide forward.

Aubameyang began his senior career at Serie A club A.C. Milan, eventually being promoted to the first team in 2008 after impressing as a member of the club's youth setup. However, he never featured for Milan, and instead, began a series of loan spells in France. His loan move to Ligue 1 team Saint-Étienne was made permanent in 2011. During his time at the club, Aubameyang helped the club win the 2012–13 Coupe de la Ligue and was honored in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year. Aubameyang joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in 2013, where he finished as the league's top goalscorer in the 2016–17 season and won the DFB-Pokal title.[7] He also became the club's sixth all-time top goalscorer. In 2018, Aubameyang signed for English team Arsenal in a deal worth £56 million (€64 million), making him the most expensive Gabonese player of all time.[8] In his first full season in England, he won the Premier League Golden Boot (shared with Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah). He lifted the FA Cup the following season, scoring two goals for Arsenal in both the semi-finals and the final, becoming just the fifth player to score two or more goals in a cup match at Wembley on more than one occasion.[9]

Aubameyang made his debut for the Gabon national team in 2009 at age 19, and ranks their all-time top goalscorer, having registered 25 goals in 63 games. He has played in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, as well as the 2012 Summer Olympics. For his performances at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Aubameyang was named African Footballer of the Year, becoming the first Gabonese player to win the award, and the second European-born player after Frédéric Kanouté.[10]

Club career[edit]

A.C. Milan[edit]

"My role model? Ronaldo. I think he has revolutionised football with his way of playing. He was dynamic, technically strong and fast. He was an enormous player."

—Aubameyang on the influence of his idol, Brazilian striker Ronaldo, on his own career.[11]

Aubameyang joined A.C. Milan's youth academy in January 2007. In August, he was part of the squad that finished fourth in the inaugural Champions Youth Cup held in Malaysia, where he made a name for himself and attracted the attention of scouts internationally. He scored against every opponent Milan played, finishing with seven goals in six matches.[12]

2008–09: Loan to Dijon[edit]

For the 2008–09 season, Aubameyang was loaned out to Dijon in France to gain first team experience.[13] His performances there led him to appear in World Soccer's Talent Scout section in Summer 2009.[14] He finished with a total of ten goals and two assists in all competitions including two goals in Coupe de la Ligue.

2009–10: Loan to Lille[edit]

On 24 June 2009, it was announced Ligue 1 club Lille had decided to sign Aubameyang on loan.[15] Relative to his previous season, however, Aubameyang did not perform as well, scoring just two goals in 14 appearances, four as a starter.[citation needed]

2010–11: Loan to Monaco[edit]

For the 2010–11 season, Aubameyang was loaned for the season to Monaco. On 21 August 2010, he scored his first goal for Monaco in an away match against Lens, then scored again on 29 August at home to Auxerre, where Monaco won 2–0.[16] In January 2011, after six months with the club, Aubameyang was loaned to Saint-Étienne until the end of the 2010–11 season, finishing the season with four goals and three assists. In July 2011, the loan was extended for the entire 2011–12 season.[citation needed]

Saint-Étienne[edit]

Aubameyang at Saint-Étienne in 2011

On 22 December 2011, Aubameyang signed with Saint-Étienne on a permanent deal. He was quickly added to the starting line up and was given the number 7 jersey. In February 2012, he scored his first hat-trick against Lorient. He became an integral part of the squad, scoring half of the team's away goals during the season, and went on to be Ligue 1's top goalscorer with 16 goals.[citation needed]

During the warm-up in a match against Lyon, 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. He finished the season with 18 goals and seven assists in all competitions.[citation needed]

In the 2012–13 season, Aubameyang ended second in the competition's top-goalscorers list, scoring 19 goals and finishing behind only Zlatan Ibrahimović. From his 37 appearances, he also provided eight assists. The season was widely regarded as his breakout year—he appeared in the Ligue 1 team of the season and he won the Ligue 1 African Player of the Year award.[17]

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

2013–14: DFL-Supercup[edit]

Aubameyang with Borussia Dortmund in 2013

On 4 July 2013, Aubameyang joined 2012–13 Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund on a five-year contract.[18] He made his competitive debut for his new club on 27 July 2013 against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup, replacing Jakub Błaszczykowski for the last 18 minutes of Dortmund's 4–2 victory, assisting Dortmund's final goal, scored by Marco Reus.[citation needed] On 10 August, 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.[19] On 27 November, he scored his first Champions League goal in a 3–1 win against Napoli in the group stage of the 2013–14 competition.[20] He later took a penalty against 1860 Munich that propelled Dortmund into the next round of the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal, finishing the year with 13 league goals and 16 goals in all competitions.[citation needed]

2014–15: Second DFL-Supercup[edit]

Aubameyang (left) playing for Borussia Dortmund in 2014

On 13 August 2014, Aubameyang assisted Borussia Dortmund's first goal and scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory over Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup.[21] After scoring the goal, he celebrated by putting on a Spider-Man mask.[21] In Dortmund's next match, a 4–1 win over Stuttgarter Kickers in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, Aubameyang scored two-second-half goals and provided the assist for Adrián Ramos' goal.[22] 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.[23] Three days later, Aubameyang scored Dortmund's second goal in a 2–0 win over future club Arsenal in the first group match of the Champions League.[24]

Aubameyang ended his second season in Dortmund with 25 goals from 46 appearances, including one in the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final, where Dortmund were defeated 3–1 by VfL Wolfsburg at the Olympiastadion.[25]

2015–16: League runner-up[edit]

On 31 July 2015, Aubameyang signed a new contract to last until 2020, saying, "Every part of me wants to be here and I have never wanted to leave."[26] On 20 August, he scored a brace as Dortmund came from 0–3 down to win 3–4 at Odds BK in the first leg of their Europa League play-off.[27] By scoring in Dortmund's 1–1 draw with 1899 Hoffenheim on 23 September, Aubameyang became the first player in Bundesliga history to score in each of his team's opening six matches of a season.[28] He later extended this record to eight matches, scoring in the team's next two fixtures against Darmstadt 98 and Bayern Munich, before failing to score for the first time in the Bundesliga season in a 2–0 win at Mainz 05.[29]

On 22 October, Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in a UEFA Europa League match against Gabala of Azerbaijan.[30] Three days later, he scored another hat-trick in a 5–1 defeat of Augsburg at the Westfalenstadion.[31] On 8 November, Aubameyang scored the winning goal for Dortmund in a 3–2 Revierderby victory over rivals FC Schalke 04.[32] At the halfway stage of the Bundesliga season, Aubameyang was the league's top scorer with 18 goals from 17 appearances.[33]

On 30 January 2016, Aubameyang scored his 19th and 20th league goals of the season to give Dortmund a 2–0 home victory over FC Ingolstadt.[34] Aubameyang reached 30 goals in all competitions in a 3–1 victory over VfB Stuttgart in the quarter-final of the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal. In addition to scoring himself, he assisted the side's other two goals scored by Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.[35] On 10 March 2016, Aubameyang scored for Borussia in their 3–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first-leg. A week later, he scored both goals in the 2–1 second-leg victory at White Hart Lane, taking him to 35 goals for the season.[36] In scoring two goals in a 5–1 win against VfL Wolfsburg on 30 April, Aubameyang reached 25 goals in the Bundesliga season, thus ending as the league's second-top scorer behind Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.[37]

2016–17: Bundesliga top goalscorer and DFB-Pokal[edit]

Aubameyang training with Borussia Dortmund in 2017

Aubameyang began his 2016–17 season in the Bundesliga with a double against Mainz 05 on 27 August in a 2–1 victory, while also scoring twice against VfL Wolfsburg on 20 September. Aubameyang scored three days later against recently promoted SC Freiburg, bringing his season total to 5, into a tie atop the scoring charts with Lewandowski early in the season. Following an injury to Marcel Schmelzer, Aubameyang wore the captain's armband for Dortmund for the first time on 22 October, also scoring a goal in the 3–3 draw at FC Ingolstadt.[38]

Aubameyang also got off to an excellent start in Dortmund's Champions League group stage matches, scoring in each of their first leg matches as Dortmund were joint top of their group with Real Madrid. However, Aubameyang was left out of the squad by Thomas Tuchel for their return leg against Sporting CP on 2 November due to an "internal issue".[39] It turned out that he received a one-game suspension for breaking club rules, by traveling to Milan instead of staying in Dortmund.[40] Expected to return that weekend at Hamburger SV, Aubameyang exploded with a four-goal performance in a 5–2 victory, their first in five tries in the Bundesliga, while also assisting Ousmane Dembélé for Dortmund's final goal.[41]

On 19 November, Aubameyang scored the only goal of a 1–0 win over Bayern Munich at the Westfalenstadion. This was Dortmund's first Klassiker victory in the league since April 2014.[42] On 7 December, Aubameyang scored Borussia's first goal in a 2–2 comeback draw with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to secure qualification to the next stage as group winners.[43] On 16 December, Aubameyang scored his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund in a 2–2 draw away to 1899 Hoffenheim.[44]

On 4 March 2017, Aubameyang passed 20 Bundesliga goals for the second consecutive season with two goals in a 6–2 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen.[45] Four days later, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 win over Benfica to put Dortmund into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.[46] On 20 May, Aubameyang scored twice in Borussia's final day defeat of Werder Bremen to end the season as the Bundesliga's top scorer with 31 goals.[47] In the final of the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal on 27 May 2017 he scored the winning goal, a penalty, as Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2–1.[48]

Arsenal[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Aubameyang signed for Premier League club, Arsenal, for a then-club-record fee,[49] reported to be £56 million.[8]

2017–18: Debut season[edit]

Aubameyang (left) celebrating a goal in Arsène Wenger's last home game as Arsenal manager, 2018

On 3 February, Aubameyang made his debut for Arsenal against Everton in the Premier League in a 5–1 home victory, scoring the team's fourth goal, chipping the ball over a grounded Jordan Pickford.[50] After missing the Europa League matches against Östersunds FK for the Gunners due to being cup-tied, Aubameyang registered his first away goal for the club in the team's 2–1 away defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.[51] Aubameyang registered his first assist for the team, setting up Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal in a 3–0 win over Watford, Aubameyang also scored the Gunners' second goal (which was assisted by Mkhitaryan), rounding the goalkeeper.[52]

Aubameyang kept up his fine goalscoring form by scoring twice in Arsenal's 3–0 home win against Stoke City. Aubameyang's goals against Stoke (one of which was also his first converted penalty for the club) made him the first player to score five times in his first six games for the club.[53][54] He netted his second brace for Arsenal, in manager Arsène Wenger's final home game for the club, opening and closing the scoring, whilst also assisting Alex Iwobi's goal, in an eventual 5–0 win over Burnley.[55] Aubameyang followed this up by scoring the only goal in Arsenal's 1–0 away win against Huddersfield Town. Aubameyang ended the season with ten goals and four assists in thirteen Premier League games and was the last goalscorer for Arsenal under Arsène Wenger.[56]

2018–19: Premier League Golden Boot[edit]

Aubameyang scored his first goal of the new season in a 3–2 away win over Cardiff City on 2 September 2018. After a flick from Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang took a touch before curling the ball past the Cardiff goalkeeper. Aubameyang's strike from outside the box ended his personal run of 76 consecutive goals from inside the box in club football and was also his 150th goal in league football.[57] Aubameyang made his European debut for Arsenal, in the 4–2 home win over Vorskla Poltava, scoring two goals, before being substituted for Mesut Özil in the 57th minute. Aubameyang's goals meant that he had been directly involved in 12 goals in 10 appearances for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.[58] By October 2018, Aubameyang had tallied 16 goals in Premier League play since joining Arsenal in February. According to Opta statistics, that gave him a minutes per goal ratio of 104.6, which set the record for the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 10 goals).[59]

Aubameyang became the first player to reach 10 goals in the Premier League that season, following a brace in Arsenal's 4–2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on 2 December. Aubameyang scored the Gunners' opening goal from the penalty spot and later curled a shot past Hugo Lloris in the second-half; he also grabbed an assist for Arsenal's fourth goal, which was Lucas Torreira's first goal for the club. The victory took Arsenal above Tottenham in the Premier League on goal difference.[60]

Aubameyang scored his first Arsenal hat-trick in the club's 4–2 win over Valencia on 9 May 2019. Aubameyang also set up the Gunners' second goal, scored by Alexandre Lacazette. Aubameyang's hat-trick meant that Arsenal reached the Europa League final, making it the club's second European final in thirteen years.[61] It also saw him become the first Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the semi-finals of a European competition.[62]

Aubameyang finished the season with two goals in a 3–1 away win at Burnley, meaning he ended the season sharing the Premier League Golden Boot title with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, on 22 goals.[63] He played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal's 4–1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League, failing to make a significant impact as the result meant Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification.[64]

2019–20: FA Cup win[edit]

On 11 August 2019, Aubameyang scored his and Arsenal's first goal of the season in their 1–0 opening match victory over Newcastle United at St James' Park, in which he demonstrated perfect technique to cushion a cross from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, to slot the ball past Martin Dúbravka, with José Mourinho hailing the strike as "a moment of genius".[65][66] Aubameyang scored his first home goal of the campaign in Arsenal's next game, a 2–1 win over Burnley on 17 August. Aubameyang scored what turned out to be the winning goal, following an assist from Dani Ceballos.[67] Aubameyang scored his first European goal of the season on 19 September against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League, as Arsenal won 3–0 away from home on matchday 1.[68]

Aubameyang's five goals in September, including equalizers against Tottenham and Manchester United and the winner against Aston Villa, saw him named the Premier League Player of the Month, beating the likes of Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tottenham's Son Heung-min and Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez to the award.[69]

On 5 November 2019, after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following his angry reaction to getting booed by the Arsenal supporters during their Premier League game against Crystal Palace,[70] head coach Unai Emery confirmed that Aubameyang would take over as the new Arsenal captain.[71]

On 1 December, following the dismissal of Emery, Aubameyang scored both goals in Arsenal's eventual 2–2 draw with Norwich City in interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg's first game in charge. Aubameyang's first goal (a penalty) had to be retaken, after VAR discovered there to be encroachment in the penalty area. Aubameyang's first effort was kept out by goalkeeper Tim Krul, however, his second effort (the same side as his previous attempt), was successfully converted.[72]

Aubameyang scored in Arsenal's 1–1 draw with Crystal Palace on 11 January 2020, but was also sent off for a late challenge on Palace midfielder Max Meyer. Aubameyang was originally given a yellow card for the tackle by referee Paul Tierney, however the card was eventually upgraded to a red card, by the VAR, resulting in Aubameyang's first-ever red card for the Gunners and would mean that the striker would miss Arsenal's next three matches against Sheffield United, Chelsea and Arsenal's FA Cup tie against Bournemouth.[73]

On 27 February, in Arsenal's Europa League second leg round of 32 match against Olympiacos and with the aggregate score tied at 1–1, Aubameyang's scissor kick goal in extra time allowed his side to equalize the match and lead the tie on aggregate. However, following a 119th minute goal by Olympiacos that meant Arsenal would be heading out of the competition, Aubameyang missed an open shot from five yards out in the last seconds of the match that would have seen his side through.[74] Following Arsenal's elimination, Aubameyang apologized for and lamented his miss, stating, "I feel very, very bad. It can happen but I do not know how I missed this chance. I was tired, I had some cramps but it is not an excuse."[75]

Following the resumption of the league in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aubameyang did not score or assist in the first three Premier League games after the restart for Arsenal, but eventually netted a brace on 1 July against Norwich City in a 4–0 rout. Aubameyang's first goal was his 50th in the league for Arsenal, making him the quickest player to reach 50 goals for the club in the Premier League era, having achieved the feat in just 79 league appearances, four games quicker than all-time club goalscorer Thierry Henry, and also became the sixth fastest to 50 in the Premier League, behind Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Fernando Torres and Mohamed Salah.[76] Aubameyang also assisted the Gunners' second goal, which was scored by Granit Xhaka.[77] He ended the season with 22 league goals, one behind Jamie Vardy, the winner of the Golden Boot, and tied with Danny Ings for second place.[78]

On 18 July, in their FA Cup semi-final against defending champions Manchester City, Aubameyang scored both goals in a 2–0 win for Arsenal, sending them to the final.[79] On 1 August, he converted a penalty and scored the winner in the final, as Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2–1 and Aubameyang lifted his first trophy with the club, becoming the first African to win the FA Cup as a captain.[80][81]

2020–21 season[edit]

On 29 August 2020, Aubameyang scored a goal in normal time and the fifth and winning penalty in a shoot-out win against Liverpool in the Community Shield, after the game ended 1–1.[82]

On 15 September 2020, Aubameyang put an end to months of speculation by signing a new three-year contract with Arsenal. Speaking to the Arsenal website, Aubameyang said: “Signing for this special club was never in doubt, it’s thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here. I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal."[83]

International career[edit]

Aubameyang playing for Gabon against South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Aubameyang was invited to play for Italy U19s after a good season with Dijon, but he debuted for the France under-21 team in February 2009 in a friendly match against Tunisia.[84]

Aubameyang was also eligible to play for Spain because he has Spanish nationality. He decided to represent Gabon because his father once captained the team, but he maintains close relationship with Spain and dreams to play in La Liga.[85][86]

On 25 March 2009, Aubameyang was selected for the Gabon national team[87] and made his debut for the squad. He scored his first goal in a 3–2 victory over Morocco, then scored a goal each in friendly matches against Benin, Togo, Algeria and Senegal.[88]

Aubameyang was a key member of the Gabon national side that reached the quarter-finals of the 2012 Africa 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.[89]

In July 2012, Aubameyang represented Gabon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He scored in the team's opening game against Switzerland, which was Gabon's first-ever Olympic goal, and would also prove to be Gabon's only goal of the tournament. They were eliminated in the group stage.[90]

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. He then scored a brace against Burkina Faso in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualification.[citation needed]

Aubameyang captained Gabon at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring the team's opening goal of the tournament in their 2–0 win over Burkina Faso on 17 January 2015.[91] He also scored a brace against Mali on 25 March 2015. He is Gabon's highest goalscorer. He rejected a callup for a pivotal World Cup qualifier at home to the Ivory Coast, which they lost 3–0.[92]

Personal life[edit]

Aubameyang was born in Laval, France.[93] He is the son of former Gabonese international footballer Pierre Aubameyang and younger half-brother of Catilina and Willy, who have both played for Milan's youth teams.[94] His mother is Spanish.[95] He has two sons.[96]

He is multilingual and speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German.[97]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 12 September 2020[98]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
A.C. Milan 2007–08 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dijon (loan) 2008–09 Ligue 2 34 8 4 2 1 0 39 10
Lille (loan) 2009–10 Ligue 1 14 2 0 0 1 0 9[a] 0 24 2
Monaco (loan) 2010–11 Ligue 1 19 2 1 0 3 0 23 2
Saint-Étienne 2010–11 Ligue 1 14 2 14 2
2011–12 Ligue 1 36 16 0 0 2 2 38 18
2012–13 Ligue 1 37 19 4 2 4 0 45 21
Total 87 37 4 2 6 2 97 41
Borussia Dortmund 2013–14 Bundesliga 32 13 6 2 9[b] 1 1[c] 0 48 16
2014–15 Bundesliga 33 16 4 5 8[b] 3 1[c] 1 46 25
2015–16 Bundesliga 31 25 4 3 14[a] 11 49 39
2016–17 Bundesliga 32 31 4 2 9[b] 7 1[c] 0 46 40
2017–18 Bundesliga 16 13 1 3 6[b] 4 1[c] 1 24 21
Total 144 98 19 15 46 26 4 2 213 141
Arsenal 2017–18 Premier League 13 10 1 0 14 10
2018–19 Premier League 36 22 1 1 2 0 12[a] 8 51 31
2019–20 Premier League 36 22 2 4 0 0 6[a] 3 44 29
2020–21 Premier League 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[d] 1 2 2
Total 86 55 3 5 3 0 18 11 1 1 111 72
Career total 383 201 31 24 14 2 73 37 5 3 506 267
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b c d Appearance in DFL-Supercup
  4. ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[edit]

As of match played 17 November 2019[99][100]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Gabon 2009 7 2
2010 10 3
2011 5 0
2012 8 4
2013 4 3
2014 4 2
2015 10 5
2016 4 2
2017 4 2
2018 2 1
2019 5 1
Total 63 25
As of match played 17 November 2019. Gabon score listed first, score column indicates score after each Aubameyang goal.[99][100]
List of international goals scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 March 2009 Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco  Morocco 1–0 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 11 August 2009 Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin  Benin 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3 19 May 2010 Stade François Coty, Ajaccio, France  Togo 2–0 3–0
4 11 August 2010 Stade du 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Algeria 2–0 2–1
5 17 November 2010 Stade Michel Hidalgo, Sannois, France  Senegal 1–2 1–2
6 23 January 2012 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon  Niger 1–0 2–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
7 27 January 2012  Morocco 1–1 3–2
8 31 January 2012 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Tunisia 1–0 1–0
9 14 October 2012 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon  Togo 1–2 1–2 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10 15 June 2013 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Niger 1–1 4–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 2–1
12 4–1
13 11 October 2014 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon  Burkina Faso 1–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14 2–0
15 17 January 2015 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea 1–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
16 25 March 2015 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France  Mali 2–2 4–3 Friendly
17 3–2
18 5 September 2015 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon  Sudan 4–0 4–0
19 9 October 2015 Stade Olympique de Radès, Tunis, Tunisia  Tunisia 1–1 3–3
20 25 March 2016 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Sierra Leone 1–0 2–1
21 2 September 2016 Khartoum Stadium, Khartoum, Sudan  Sudan 1–1 2–1
22 14 January 2017 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon  Guinea-Bissau 1–0 1–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
23 18 January 2017  Burkina Faso 1–1 1–1
24 8 September 2018  Burundi 1–1 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
25 10 October 2019 Stade Municipal, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, France  Burkina Faso 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Aubameyang in 2011

Saint-Étienne

Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal

Gabon

Individual

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