Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
Aurélien Tchouaméni is France’s best player. In fact, when you hear him on the French national team, you’ll hear him say “Hello, hello…” in English.
It would be easy to forget that Tchouaméni, an Ivory Coast international, came to France with a French passport and played for the Paris Saint-Germain in a Champions League match in December 2014.
That’s because this star has been a Frenchman before his time. In fact, Tchouaméni moved to Paris, France, from Ivory Coast in 1997 at the age of 21. He attended Lycee Victor Delamarre school in Paris before playing for two French clubs before being invited by the Paris St. Germain to come to France.
This past weekend, in a UEFA Europa League quarterfinal play-off against the Scottish team Celtic, Tchouaméni made a remarkable achievement by scoring the game-winning goal in the 90th minute.
Tchouaméni was born on July 18, 1987, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was the third child of his parents, Marie and Serge Tchouaméni.
On March 25, 1997, Tchouaméni left the Ivory Coast to come to France. He went to Lycee Victor Delamarre school in Paris, where he studied for four years.
On August 30, 2008, Tchouaméni was invited by the Paris Saint-Germain to come to France. Tchouaméni joined the top French team in July 2010.
Tchouaméni played for two French clubs in the early years of his career. He joined AS Monaco at the age of 18, just a few days after leaving Lycee Victor Del