Another football legend in the making. Born and raised in France but with roots in Gabon, Aubameyang is one of the most talented strikers in the world of soccer.
A journey of greatness in soccer kicked off in the early 2000s before making his first international debut in 2009. By then, Aubameyang was 19 years old.
Aubameyang, the son of Pierre Aubameyang, proved to have a good pace and excellent ability to finish. This is enough proof why he was hunted by Ac Milan, Saint-Etienne, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and now shows up for the Catalans, Barcelona.
Which club(s) has Aubameyang played for?
Aubameyang in AC Milan
It all started in San Siro, Italy. Although Aubameyang did not feature in AC Milan games, that’s where he started joining the dots of his football career. He was loaned to France.
Aubameyang in St-Etienne
In 2011, ac milan loaned Aubameyang to the now ligue 1 club, st etienne. In France, he marked a success story as he managed to win Coupe de la Ligue before moving to Germany’s side, Borussia Dortmund.
Aubameyang in Borussia Dortmund.
Every soccer player got a club where they nailed it as unbeatable players. For Aubameyang, it was at Signal Iduna Park: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This is the home ground for the BVB. After signing for the Bundesliga giants, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shined.
- He became the top scorer in the 2016-17 season.
- He won the DFB-Pokal.
- He still ranks as the clubs’ 7th goal scorer of all times
In 2018, after a successful career in Germany, Arsenal came calling.
Aubameyang joined Arsenal
Towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s era, Arsenal spotted Aubameyang and sealed a transfer deal worth €60 million. After the great Wenger left, Unai Emery took over and thus started afresh with Aubameyang.
Unai Emery went ahead to add Aubameyang to his list of club captains.
While at Arsenal, Aubameyang was at his peak.
- He won FA Cup
- He was the EPL top scorer for the 2018/19 season – Incredible.
Even in the consequent EPL seasons, Aubameyang always made it to the top three. Competing with the likes of mane and Mo’ Salah was not an easy feat but he proved his scoring prowess.
Nonetheless, in the 2021/22 season, Aubameyang was associated with disciplinary issues and there was a misunderstanding between him and the head coach, Mikel Arteta. Following mutual consent to terminate his contract with the club, Aubameyang joined Barcelona.
Aubameyang joined Barcelona
No one could have imagined that a struggling Barcelona, by then – 2021/22, could embark on a high scoring trend. However, it appears that Aubameyang came with loads of blessings from arsenal.
During his debut for Barcelona, against Valencia, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick. Since then, he became a regular scorer at the Spanish club. This marked another episode of his peak years in football. Collaboration with Ferran Torres yielded best results for coach Xavi.
Aubameyang at the International level
- National team – Gabon national team.
- Position – Striker
- Role – Captain
- Achievement – Country’s top scorer
Other clubs Aubameyang played for in his early years include; Dijon, Lille & Monaco.
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