Is Paul Pogba Muslim? Astonishing Career Highlights

Every fan at a certain point used to think that Paul Pogba is a Christian by looking at his name. To our surprise, he is a Muslim and follows the principles of Islam. Even though Pogba was born a Muslim he talks about his religion as if he got converted in his adulthood.

In this generation, many Muslim footballers are dominating their position in World Football. Some of the famous Muslim footballers are Zidane, N’Golo Kante, Benzema, Salah, Xhaka, Dembele, Mahrez, Zouma and many more.

The French midfielder is a practising believer in Islam and says that following makes him a better person. The player has led a remarkable journey leaving his mark in many countries despite facing many hardships coming his way. Success did not come easy to anyone not even Paul Pogba.

Here are the major career highlights of Paul Pogba:

Early Life:

Paul Labile Pogba was born on 15 March 1993 Seine-et-Marne to a Muslim Guinean parents. The player had an aspiration to become a professional footballer from an early age. Pogba joined the youth academy of Le Havre from the Ligue 1. As a young player, he had all the qualities an ideal midfielder should possess. The youth academy of Manchester United got interested in him and signed him in 2009.


The siblings of Pogba are also a fan of the beautiful game. He has two elder brothers Florentin who plays as a defender for Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard and Mathias plays as a striker for Belfortaine Football Club.

Migration to Juventus:

In the youth academy of Manchester United Pogba got the opportunity to show his true self and he did. After being called up for the senior team in 2011 he refused to sign the contract extension.  The most shocking thing about his refusal is that he did it because of his problems with Sir Alex.

Juventus welcomed him with open arms as he came on a free and eventually helped them in winning multiple Serie A titles. The same year he won the ‘Golden Boy’ award. In no time he became a key player of Juventus while playing with the best squad.

The player won Serie A in all the seasons he played for Juventus along with other titles. As a midfielder, he was good at assisting and had the most assist in 2016. 

A move to Juventus was the perfect decision for Paul Pogba.

Back to Home:

Manchester United saw the potential of this young midfielder who was doing wonders in Turin. The club signed him back for a record fee of €105 million-plus bonuses. At that time many other teams were interested in him but emotional connections with Old Trafford led him to come back home. 

Since moving back to Manchester there has been little addition to the trophy count. The player is even criticized by United fans for the lack of glories in the previous decade. Winning the Europa League in 2017 was the only title he won with the Red Devils.

Real Madrid has a constant interest in signing him but the club wants him to play for them in future too. Pogba can likely move to Madrid or go back to Juventus in the coming years.

Paul Pogba – Champion Of France:

The French National Team is unarguably the strongest team in this world. They have the quality and quantity to win any international title if their players play in sync. It takes hard work to get selected in such an atmosphere and Pogba was always happy to help. In his youth, he won the U-20 World Cup with France.

The reputation of Paul Pogba increased after his remarkable performance in the World Cup 2014. He was given the Best Young Player award in the Brazil World Cup.

The Ultimate goal and title for any National team is to win the World Cup. Pogba managed to win it in style by scoring in the final of the competition. In the World Cup 2018, the French team was unstoppable with the likes of Pogna and Kante in midfield. To add more to his big trophy cabinet he won the Nations League in 2021 alongside his other Muslim brothers Benzema and Kante. 

Overall the career of Pogba for France is extraordinary.


Individual Honours Of Paul Pogba:


UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2010

UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012

FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball: 2013

Golden Boy: 2013

Serie A Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

FIFA World Cup Best Young Player: 2014

Bravo Award: 2014

UEFA Team of the Year: 2015

FIFA FIFPro World11: 2015

UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2016–17, 2020–21

UEFA Europa League Player of the Season: 2016–17

PFA Team of the Year: 2018–19 Premier League

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