Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
Aurélien Tchouaméni was born in France and has spent most of his life in the country. His parents are from Mali and they came to France as refugees. But it was when he was still a youngster that he began to take an interest in football, which he had been watching on the television since he was five-years-old. It was during his first year at school, in 1977, that Aurélien Tchouaméni entered L’École Secondaire La Céramique (LSC) in Nice, where he would spend almost two decades. Two years later, still at LSC, he enrolled in the French national junior team, only making his debut on 1 March 1981 in the U-20s’ match versus Portugal. Since he was only 15, he was given the number 5 jersey. That was where he would spend the next 20 years, with four separate spells in that jersey (in addition to his two appearances for the first team).
Aurélien Tchouaméni: The story of a football superstar
It’s a rare individual who manages both to play football at senior level and have a very long spell in the French top flight. Aurélien Tchouaméni did both. After retiring from the international ranks in 1992, he quickly made his mark in professional football. He played for two years in Ligue 1 for Clermont, who were recently relegated, before moving on to Lyon, one of the strongest teams in the French second division. These spells came in 1992-93 and 1994-95, when he made 23 and 29 league appearances, respectively. Then, in his final season, he joined Paris Saint-Germain, where he stayed from 1996-96 until 2011-12, playing over 500 league games in total.
After his spell with PSG, he returned to Ligue 1 with Lorient, where he has been since 2013. Between 2011 and 2013, he made 60 league appearances and scored 12 goals. He then won the