Alphonse Areola Biography
Alphonse Areola is a professional footballer born on 27th February 1993 in Paris, France. Areola plays as a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain. He was part of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013, also part of the senior side that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy. In the 2018 world cup he became the first World Cup winner in 36 years to claim a medal despite never being capped.
Alphonse Areola Age
- He was born on 27th February 1993 (25 years as at February 2018)
Alphonse Areola Height
- He is 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) tall
Alphonse Areola Nationality
Alphonse Areola Net worth and Salary
He has an estimated net worth of $3.53 million. The star goalkeeper, Areola is signed to Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain where he receives weekly $47,122 as salary and earns $2.4 million as his annual salary.
Alphonse Areola Parents
His parents are Filipino who moved to France for work. In an interview he revealed that he used to tell her mother it was his dream to have a football team for the Philippines
“I used to tell my mother it was my dream to have a football team for the Philippines, and now it’s happening.”
They are no details about his parents name, nor his siblings but he has a sister by the name Gratia Claire Areola.
Alphonse Areola Wife – Marrion Areola
On 26th December 2014 Alphonse Areola married his long time girlfriend Marrion Areola, who is of Filipino and Lebanese origin. They are blessed with two daughters Ayleen, born in 2015 and, Aymma-Lyse, born on January 2, 2017.
Alphonse Areola Psg
Areola began playing football at the age of six for Entente Sportive des Petits Anges and spent seven years at his local club before signing for Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint-Germain.
When Areola was 15, and upon the advice of coaches in Paris, he enrolled at the Clairefontaine football centre in order to further his development. He returned to PSG the following year and signed his first professional contract with the Parisians in July 2009, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.
On 18 May 2013, having progressed through the club’s academy, Areola made his senior debut for PSG, replacing first-choice goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu in the 48th minute of a 3–1 home win over Brest. PSG had been crowned Ligue 1 champions prior to the match and their opponents were already relegated.
He made his first start for the club the following weekend in a 3–1 win over Lorient, playing 61 minutes in what was the final match of the season before being substituted for fourth-choice ‘keeper Ronan Le Crom, who was sent off later in the match for a foul on Julien Quercia.
2016–present: Return to PSG
Following his successful stint in Spain, Areola returned to PSG for the 2016–17 Ligue 1 season. He began the campaign as understudy to German keeper Kevin Trapp, who had signed the season before, and was in PSG’s match-day squad for their 4–1 Trophée des Champions victory over Lyon. He made his first appearance following his return on 13 September in a 1–1 Champions League draw with Arsenal, in what was also his debut in the competition.
Following the match against Arsenal, Areola established himself as PSG’s first-choice goalkeeper and had kept four clean sheets in eight appearances by mid-October. However, he suffered a downturn in form soon after and ultimately relinquished his place to Trapp after a string of matches in December in which he conceded 10 goals from just 11 shots faced.
In April the following year, he was an unused substitute as PSG beat Monaco 4–1 to claim a record fourth straight Coupe de la Ligue title but started in a 1–0 win over Angers which saw PSG lift the Coupe de France title the following month.
The following season, on 29 July 2017, Areola earned his second Trophée des Champions medal when he started in a 2–1 win over Monaco which saw PSG claim their fifth consecutive title.
He continued the season as PSG’s undisputed goalkeeper in the league and Europe, with Trapp favoured in cup competitions, and was a regular feature in the club’s record-breaking progression through the group stages of the Champions League. With Areola in goal, PSG conceded just once in their opening five matches and scored 24 goals, the most ever by a club in the group stages of the competition.
On 31 March 2018, in a repeat of the previous seasons’s final, Areola was an unused substitute as PSG retained the Coupe de la Ligue title with a 3–0 win over Monaco. The following month, on 15 April, he started in goal as PSG again defeated Monaco, who were the reigning league champions, 7–1 to claim the Ligue 1 title.
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The club completed a domestic treble on 8 May when they defeated third division side Les Herbiers to lift the Coupe de France trophy for a record fourth consecutive season; though Areola was an unused substitute in the final.
Alphonse Areola Fifa 18
His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 80 with a potential of 84. Areola has got a 1-star skillmoves rating. Areola prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. His height is 195 cm and his weight is estimated at 94 kg according to FIFA’s database. He is currently playing with numbers 16 and 23. His best stats are: GK Reflexes: 84, GK Diving: 82, Strength: 80, GK Handling: 78, Reactions: 76.
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2018 World Cup has Pinoy flavor with France GK Alphonse Areola
ABS-CBN Sports – 5 Jun 2018
At 25 years old, Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is already a folk hero of sorts, especially to fans of the France U-20 team, but a missed opportunity for Philippine football.
The French keeper, whose parents are both of Filipino descent, was the hero in Les Bleus’ magical run to the title at the U-20 World Cup back in 2013.
Areola made pressure-packed stops in the penalty shootout against Uruguay to help France hoist its first-ever U-20 championship.
As far back as 2011, Dan Palami had already asked the 6’5″ keeper to consider suiting up for the Azkals.
Seven years later, Areola is now a decorated member of the French national youth squad, and is poised to make his mark in the biggest stage of international football.
Areola will be backstopping French shotstoppers like Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda of Olympique Marseille as Les Bleus looks to capture its first World Cup title in 20 years.