Aurélien Tchouameni is taking a course. The 22-year-old midfielder signed with Real Madrid on Saturday, June 11th. He leaves the Monaco Rock and continues his meteoric rise inside the European champions club. After becoming a player in the French team on which Didier Deschamps relies, he will join Karim Benzema in the Merengue star team. Let’s discover Aurélien Tchouameni.
He was born in Rouen but grew up in Bordeaux
The Cameroonian-born midfielder has not always lived in the Gironde lands where his career was born. He was born in Rouen, in Seine Maritime, January 27, 2000. His father is a pharmacist and executive in the pharmaceutical industry, his mother is a senior education consultant. The Tchouameni family left the city of a hundred horsemen when Aurélien celebrated his first birthday, thus following his father’s professional development in Dijon, then in Bordeaux in 2005. A city he never left throughout his training . If he started playing football in Artigues-près-Bordeaux, a gathering town, he joined the Girondins at the age of 11, becoming a professional there in 2018, before leaving his coaching club in 2020.
He played striker until the age of 15
Before enforcing his law in midfield, the young Merengue shook the opposing surfaces as a striker up to the U15 category. He then returned, a first point, number 10 (or attacking midfielder), before finding his happiness as a relay midfielder when he evolved into the U18 National with Girondins de Bordeaux.
“I was a striker before I was a midfielder. Honestly, I was scary! I remember there were a lot of tournaments where I finished the top scorer. One day, during the Tournoi de Sens, the coach told me to go back to number 10. I preferred that position because I had more ball and more influence in the game.Aurelien Tchouameni
in FFF, September 8, 2021
He reads a lot and is inspired by great figures
The Neo-Madrilenian likes to be inspired by the greatest, especially through reading. This is what he said in November 2021 about L’Equipe Explore: “I have read the biographies of people who have achieved excellencetha Aurélien Tchouameni. I write quotes that inspire me when I read a book. There I read one about Kobe Bryant and, before the match, when I need motivation, I will read the parts listed on my phone. And the transition from sport to politics is not a problem for him: “I get inspiration from many areas, I even read Michelle Obama’s book because she is an iconic figure.”
Motivational habits that are also found in music. At the Louis-II Stadium, the player, who is also passionate about the NBA, has imposed, for example, a list of rap players to play in the heat.
He is committed to racism
Aurélien Tchouameni also knows how to show muscles. Insulted in Prague last August, after scoring against the home team during a preliminary round of C1, he denounced in full match the racist insults of which he was a victim. He then wanted to communicate on his social networks and warn about the seriousness of the facts. “It’s our turn to be heard, racism has no place in football or anywhere else.”he wrote in particular, before calling on UEFA: “Having an attitude against racism is easy. Acting against it is different.”
OUR RADA TO LISTEN ✊ pic.twitter.com/XxgkpRuBZc
– Tchouameni Aurélien (@atchouameni) August 4, 2021
This cause, he continues to hold. He also recently met in Paris, through a joint sponsor, American footballer Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016, in the midst of the US presidential election, knelt down during the American national anthem to protest against racism and police violence. to minorities.
Among the best since he was 15 years old
At the age of 22, Aurélien Tchouameni has been placed in the middle of the French team and it looks like he will stay there for a while. But before calming down with “A”, he went through all the new selections of the blues. Since 2015 and his first cape under 16, he recognizes Clairefontaine with all age categories. If in less than seventeen years he has known the most selections (14), he has only four with blueberries. Blame it on his rather phenomenal progress, he was quickly summoned by Didier Deschamps – on August 26, 2021 for the first time – to play with world champions.
The player with imposing proportions (1.87 m) does not intend to stop on such a good road and still has an overflowing ambition. “The World Cup is an important personal goalhe told AFP. It will be a fair reward for my work. “But it goes through good performances and objectives achieved at the club level.” And for that, Niko Kovac, who coached him in Monaco, thinks he has all the cards in his game to get there: “Aurélien is very intelligent, he knows how to do it. He knows everyone is focused on him. But he is very strong in his head, very mature. […] When you are up there, you need to know how to stay humble. He is.” At Real Madrid, Aurélien Tchouameni will now have the attention of world football on him and aims to continue to shine his star.