Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
One of the most exciting players to play in the French league this year, Aurélien Tchouaméni has certainly caught everyone’s attention as he has caught some of the eye of the soccer world. He made his France debut as a teenager and has now become the ‘face’ of the French league, something even his manager, Julien Blanc, calls it a ‘dream.’
Tchoulouaméni is in his 17th season in the French football league after breaking into the senior ranks at Saint-Etienne in 2007 while still a teenager. He signed for Paris Saint-Germain after he was released by Saint-Etienne by former head coach Marc Lievremont. After playing in France for just two seasons, Tchoulouaméni signed for La Liga side Cádiz on a 2 year deal in July 2010.
After enjoying a successful season playing in Cádiz, Tchoulouami-nien was then loaned to Villarreal where he enjoyed an injury-free season before rejoining Saint-Etienne on a long-term contract. He then joined to Paris Saint-Germain following the resignation of Rui Vilar, which left a void left by the exit of Lievremont. He made his debut for PSG in their Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester United as a substitute for the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
However, there is more to Aurélien than just his natural ability and his physical attributes. He is a good professional who is a ‘nice’ guy off the field as well. “He is an important part of my life and I feel he is very important to me. He is a very good professional and a very nice person who is also very important to me. I am very happy that he came to PSG. I was really happy to play with him and I really enjoyed his presence in the training sessions and I enjoyed playing with him at PSG. He really likes playing with me and he is a good friend.” Tchoulouami-nien has scored 5 goals in 19 league appearances this season and is currently second on PSG’s goal scoring charts with 7 goals for