Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
The Cameroonian, who has joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain two months after scoring 20 goals in his team’s Super League triumph with the Toulouse FC, has yet to experience a defeat on his home pitch
Aurélien Tchouaméni has gone from the biggest star in French football to one of the most talked about players in the world.
Two months after a Super League win with Toulouse FC, the 36-year-old is moving in Paris to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain after announcing he is to retire at the end of this year.
He is set to become a part of an elite group of players who have won more honours at the club than any other over the past 100 years.
Speaking exclusively to Goal, Tchouaméni opens up a new chapter in his life and career – both as a footballer and as a public figure.
Tchouaméni, who plays in central midfield, is the first Cameroonian to play in France since 2000. He was a key part of the Toulouse team that won the French League three times between 2001 to 2006.
The centre-back, who is not married and has two daughters, was involved in a car and scooter accident last April and has been forced to retire from professional football.
However, Tchouaméni insists he will continue to play football in Cameroon – and will even make his debut in the country’s domestic competition against Niamey SC on Tuesday.
‘I’m happy but with the same feelings’
Aurélien Tchouaméni, 36, plays for Toulouse FC in France’s Ligue 2. The Cameroonian, who has been in the French top flight for three years, was part of the team that won the title three times from 2001 to 2006.
Tchouaméni said: “I am very happy. It is a relief. I really am pleased to have a new opportunity. It is a huge motivation. If I can still have a positive impact on the team, that’s what I want.
“I am looking forward to seeing people and meeting