Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
French captain, Aurélien Tchouaméni, may seem a humble figure, but he’s anything but. The former France Under-20 international striker is one of the most feared attackers in the world with a brilliant touch for a ball and lethal finishing.
France have made a big impact on the world stage over the past 18 months, going to the World Cup finals and the European Championship finals. The young star has starred for his country and received critical acclaim from his countrymen.
So how did he get here?
Aurélien Tchouaméni, 16 years, 9 months and 18 days old
When I first met Aurélien Tchouaméni, he was a little over a year old. Aurélien Tchouaméni was born on July 26, 2007, at a hospital in Lyon, France, according to the Mirror.
Tchouaméni enjoyed a quick development; at five months old, he could walk and reach his first steps, and at two months old, he could clap his hands together. Tchouméni was introduced to the game of football at a young age by his mother. He played with his brothers until he moved to Lyon for the start of their training.
Tchouaméni’s mother, Marie-France, and his brother, Léo, were not the only ones who showed an interest in the sport from an early age. He grew up in a stable environment and began training with the Lyon academy.
He started training with the U17 side in late 2005 and continued with the U17s for the next five years. At one point, he was even training with the U20s. He scored a goal with the U20 team during a UEFA Under-20 qualification match, in which France won by 5-0.
However, things went downhill for him during his final year. He struggled with form and was dropped to the U17