Breel Embolo Biography
|Date of Birth:||1997 , February-14|
|Age:||24 years old|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||Breel Donald Embolo|
|Nationality||Swiss and Cameroonian|
|Birth Place/City||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
Cameroonian-born Swiss international complete striker Bree Embolo is powerful, technically strong and decisive as well as a composed finisher. The footballer currently plays as a Forward for German club Schalke 04 and the Swiss national football team. He also played for Bassel from 2014-2016 and scored 21-goals in 61 games. He made his full international debut on 31 March 2015. He also booked his place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Early Life and Childhood of Bree Embolo
Bree Embolo was born Breel Donald Embolo on 14 February 1997 in Yaounde, Cameroon to Germaine Embolo. He was raised up in his hometown along with his brother. He belongs to both Swiss and Cameroonian nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he belongs to Cameroon Highlanders.
Embolo started playing football with local club Nordstern at the age of 9. And later he was transferred to Old Boys, where he played from 2008-10. Soon after that, he joined the club Basel and played a vital role to win the U-16 Swiss Championship title twice. Following his stellar performance in the tournament, he also went on to win the Basel youngster of the year 2013.
Bree Embolo's Club Career
Bree Embolo made an official agreement with the club Basel signing his first professional contract in the year 2013. He made his debut for the club playing as a 90th-minute substitute against Geoffroy Serey and netted his first goal for the club in the 50 home win against Aarau. He also won the league championship with the club at the end of the 2013-14 Super League season.
Under the new manager Paulo Sousa, Embolo showed his great potential playing the crucial role throughout the UEFA Champions League matches and helped them to win the title in November 2014. On 26 June 2016, he joined the Bundesliga side Schalke 04 on a five-year deal, for an undisclosed fee of 20 million ($23,621,120) plus add-ons.
Embolo registered his first league goal for the club in a 40 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach, on 2 October. But later he took a short break due to his serious injury.
Bree Embolo's International Career
Bree Embolo played four times for the Switzerland U16 national team and netted his first international goal for his nation in the 3-0 away victory over against Ukraine U16. Having represented Switzerland at U20 and U21 levels, he first played for the senior Switzerland national football team on 31 March 2015.
Embolo scored his first goal for his nation in a penalty shootout 70 win over San Marino at the AFG Arena. He also confirmed his spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup after they defeated Northern Ireland in the qualification match.
Bree Embolo's Net Worth
Bree Embolo has earned a large amount of money from his career especially through his clubs salary and association with a number of big companies. As per the estimation made by various online sources, the footballer's net worth is believed to be more than $1 million.
Embolo's current market value is around 18 million ($21,252,348).
Bree Embolo's Personal Life
Bree Embolo is yet to be married and neither has any child. He is dating his girlfriend Naomi for a long time. The couple is also expecting their first child as Naomi posted a number of photos flashing her baby bump on her Instagram.
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The footballer recently announced that he is expecting a baby girl with his girlfriend. He shared a picture of the sonograph in which we can clearly see his princess's feet.
The couple traveled to various beautiful places spending their quality time together. He is also active on social media like Facebook and Instagram with huge followers.
Besides, Embolo also considered Italian professional footballer Mario Balotelli as one of his inspirations.