Ousmane Dembélé Biography
|Date of Birth:||1997 , May-15|
|Age:||21 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Name||Ousmane Dembele|
|Birth Place/City||Vernon, France|
|Ethnicity||Mixed ethnicity (Mauritanian and Senegalese descent)|
Ousmane Dembele is a French professional footballer playing as a forward for the Spanish club, Barcelona and France national team. He started his professional career in 2015 from the French team, Rennes. In 2017, he signed a $124.25 million contract with Barcelona and became the joint-second most expensive player in euros along with Paul Pogba after Neymar. He made his international debut in 2016 after scoring five goals and winning 20 caps at youth level.
Early Life And Career Of Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele was born on 15th May 1997 in Vernon, France under the birth sign Taurus. Dembele is French by nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity (Mauritanian and Senegalese descent). He was raised by West African migrants Ousmane Sr. and Fatimata Dembele.
Dembele was interested in football from the very early age. Between the age of 12 - 13, he first played at ALM Evreux and later at Evreux FC 27.
Ousmane Dembele’s Professional Career
Ousmane Dembele started his professional career after joining the French association football club, Rennes. On 6th September 2014, he made his debut in the Championnat de France Amateur as a 78th-minute substitute for Zane Allee in 2-0 home win against Guingamp.
In November 2014, Dembele scored his first goal against Laval. Throughout his game against reserve team, he scored 13 goals in 18 games including a hat-trick in 6-1 win match against Herouville.
After his good performance in the reserve team, he was promoted to the senior team. He made his professional debut for the team in Ligue 1 on 6th September 2015 against Angers replacing Kamil Grosicki. He scored his first score in Ligue 1 in a 2-2 draw at Roazhon Park against Bordeaux.
After playing two seasons for Renne, he signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund, a German club on 12th May 2016. He made his debut with the team on 14th August 2016 in 2-0 win match against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup. At the Volkswagen Arena while playing against VfL Wolfsburg, he scored his first goal in 5-1 win match.
On 22nd November 2016, Dembele scored his first career UEFA Championship League goal against Legia Warsaw. At the end of season 2015-16, he was awarded the Bundesliga Rookie of the Second award and was also named to the Bundesliga Team of the Season. While playing for Borussia Dortmund, he scored 10 goals appearing in 50 games.
On 25th August 2017, Dembele signed a contract with Barcelona for $124.25 million and $47.33 million add-ons. The same month, the team made a buyout clause for $473.34 million which made him joint-send most expensive player in euros along with Paul Pogba after Neymar.
Later, he was hand over 11 number jersey which was previously owned by Neymar. He made his first goal for Barcelona on 14th March 2018 in the Champions League in 3-0 win match against Chelsea.
In August 2016, Dembele was called up for the senior France squad to face Italy and Belarus after Nabil Fekir, and Alexandre Lacazette withdrew from the national team due to the injury. On 1st September 2016, he made his debut replacing Antonie Griezmann for the final 27 minutes of 3-1 friendly victory against Italy at Stadio San Nicola.
Dembele scored his first goal for the France national team in a 3-2 friendly victory against England. He represented his country at the U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels.
Ousmane Dembele’s Net Worth
Ousmane Dembele has an estimated net worth of over 10 million, however, the amount is still under review. Dembele earns the salary of $14.20 million per year from Barcelona. As per some sources, he earns $260387.38 weekly from the team.
Dembele’s current market value is estimated to be $94.67 million. He also makes an impressive amount from his endorsement deal with Nike.
He owns a luxury house in France and has an Audi worth $28,095- $76,975.
Ousmane Dembele’s Personal Life
Ousmane Dembele is private when it comes to his dating life and relationship. As per the available information, it can be assumed that he might be single in the current days.
The young football star has a huge fan following on his social media. As of 2018, he has over 5.4 million + followers on Instagram.
Dembele is close to his parents, who supported him to follow his career. He made his decision to join Barcelona with the dream of playing alongside Lionel Messi.
Some of his hobbies are riding cycles, bikes, and listening music.
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