The daring defender Samuel Umtiti is mostly known for his fantastic defensive skills, the range of pa s sing, and vision on the pitch. The footballer takes risks, feeding the ball between the lines, and rarely picks the wrong option. Umtiti currently plays for the Spanish top-flighted club Barcelona and for the France national team as a center-back. For the club, he made 50 appearances in total and scored 2 goals. Having represented his country in U-17 to U-21 levels, he netted his first France goal in a 3-2 victory over England. The fantastic defender will be seen in action in FIFA World Cup 2018.
Early Life And Childhood Of Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti was born to Annie Ngo Um, in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 14 November 1993. He belongs to multiple nationalities including Cameroonian and French and ethnicity wise, he has a mixed ethnical background. He has a brother named Yannick Umtiti.
The footballer started his youth career joining the hometown club Menival at the tender age of 6 and spent his first couple of youth years with the club. Later he started to practice at Lyon youth program before he was included in a Lyon senior team on 16 August 2011 coming in as a substitute in a 3-1 win over Rubin Kazan.
Umtiti played regularly throughout the 2012-13 season and registered his first career goal for the club on 12 January 2013, against Troyes in a 2–1 away win. For his brilliant performance, the Lyon fans also named him as the Best Player of the Season.
Samuel Umtiti's Professional Career
Samuel Umtiti made his move to Spanish giants Barcelona for a fee of €25 million ($29,298,200.00), on 30 June 2016. His first goal for the club came on 4 March 2017 when they defeated Celta de Vigo by 5-0. During the UEFA Champions League, he showed his potential and played a vital role in recovering from a 4–0 first leg deficit to a historic 6–1 win which also became one of the biggest comebacks for his team in the UEFA Champions League history.
Umtiti made an incredible start in the 2017-18 season establishing himself as first-choice in central defense. He suffered a right hamstring injury and was ruled out for 8 weeks.
Samuel Umtiti was the part of several France youth teams which include Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20, Under-21. He played one of the crucial roles to win their first ever FIFA U-20 Wolrd Cup. The player made his full international debut on 3 July 2016, in the quarterfinals of the Euro 2016 against Iceland.
Umtiti netted his first international goal for his nation in an eventual 3–2 victory over England, on 13 June 2017. It was announced on May 17, 2018, the footballer is also included in France's 23 man squad for FIFA World Cup 2018.
Samuel Umtiti's Net Worth And Salary
Through his endorsements with several renowned companies and club salary, Samuel Umtiti has collected a large amount of money, however, which is still under review, but as per several reliable sources, the footballer's net worth is believed to be above $3 million. His estimated weekly salary is £75,000 ($99,874.12).
Umtiti's current market value is €60 million ($69,982,500). He also owns a Bently worth around $180,195.
Samuel Umtiti's Personal Life
Samuel Umtiti is not married yet and is also not dating anyone officially at present. He is rumored to be dating a girl named Alexandra Dualauroy. But there is no confirmation regarding their relationship.
Umtiti has a considerable fan following on social media especially on Instagram more than 3.5 million followers. He is also an avid animal lover who has a puppy named Osito.
Here is video showing his defensive skills.
by ab-sagar, 28 May, 2018