Last updated on March 11th, 2022 at 01:43 pm
Facts About Breel Embolo
|26 Years Old
|Breel Donald Embolo
|Place Of Birth
|Named Swiss Footballer of the Year in 2015
|Started his professional career in 2014
|Current Club Country
|Basel Youngster of the Year, Swiss Footballer of the Year
|1.84 in (6 ft 1 in)
|Source of Wealth
|Football (Contracts, Salaries, Endorsements)
|4 million Euro
|7 million Euro
Breel Donald Embolo, professionally known as Breel Embolo is a Cameroon-born Swiss professional football player. Embolo plays as a forward for the German club Borussia Monchengladbach. He started his professional football career at the Swiss club, Basel. He then played for German club Schalke 04 before joining Monchengladbach in 2019.
He represented Switzerland's national team at various age levels. He made his senior international debut in 2015.
What is Breel Embolo Famous For?
- Named Swiss Footballer of the Year in 2015.
Where is Breel Embolo From?
Breel Embolo was born on 14 February 1997. His birth name is Breel Donald Embolo. His birthplace is in Yaounde, Cameroon. He holds Swiss nationality. He had received Swiss citizenship in December 2014. He was born to his father Moise Kegni and his mother Germaine Embolo. He belongs to the African ethnicity and his religion is Christianity.
His parents separated when he was young. He moved to France when he was 5 years old. There, his mother met her future husband who is a Swiss national. The family eventually moved to Basel, Switzerland where he started playing football.
Breel Embolo Career
- Breel Embolo joined the academy of Nordstern in 2006.
- In 2008, he joined the youth setup of Old Boys.
- He eventually joined the youth setup of Basel in 2010.
- He helped the Basel U-16 team to win the Swiss Championship twice.
- He was named Basel youngster of the year in 2013.
- He signed his first professional contract with the club after his 16th birthday.
- He also played for the club's U18 and U 21 teams.
- He made his professional debut in the Europa League round of 16 in March 2014.
- He scored the first professional goal of his career against Aarau in the Swiss Super League in the same month.
- VfL Wolfsburg made a bid (reportedly for 27 million Euro) for Embolo in 2016. Basel rejected the bid.
- Embolo went on to win three consecutive Swiss Super League titles before joining Schalke 04 in 2016.
- He scored 31 goals in 91 appearances in all competitions for the club.
- He signed a five-year deal with Schalke 04 for a reported fee of 20 million Euro in June 2016.
- He made his debut for the club in the first round of the DFB-Pokal against FC 08 Villingen in August 2016.
- He made his league debut against Eintracht Frankfurt.
- He suffered a serious injury in October 2020 while against Augsburg. He suffered a complicated ankle fracture, ruptured syndesmosis, and medial collateral ligament damage. The injury ruled him out of the remainder of the season.
- He had to miss nearly a full year of football. He returned to football against Werder Bremen in September 2017.
- Embolo left Schalke 04 to joined fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach in June 2019.
- He scored 12 goals in 61 appearances in all competitions for Schalke 04.
- He signed a four-year contract with Monchengladbach.
- He scored his first goal for the club against Mainz 05.
Breel Embolo International Career
- Breel Embolo represented Switzerland football teams at various age levels.
- He was eligible to play for Cameroon but chose to represent Switzerland internationally.
- He represented Switzerland's U16, U20, and U21 teams before making his senior international debut.
- Embolo made his senior international debut in March 2015 against the United States.
- He scored his debut senior international goal in a friendly against San Marino in October 2015.
- He was named Swiss Footballer of the Year in 2015.
- He represented Switzerland at UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2020.
- He scored his first major senior goal against Wales in the Euro 2020.
What is Breel Embolo Salary and Net Worth?
Swiss international footballer Embolo earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He is currently signed to the German club, Borussia Monchengladbach. He signed a four-year contract with the club reportedly for 16 million euros. According to his contract, Embolo makes an annual salary of 4 million Euro at Monchengladbach. He previously played for FC Basel and Schalke 04. At present, his net worth is estimated at around 7 million euros.
Who Is Breel Embolo Wife?
Breel Embolo is not married at present. However, he is not single. The Swiss international is dating a girl named Naomi. She gave birth to their first child, Naliya in 2018. Their second child, a son, Clay Enzo was born in December 2019. More details about his personal life will be updated soon.
How Tall is Breel Embolo?
Breel Embolo stands at a height of 1.84 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a bodyweight of around 88 kg. He has an athletic body build. His sexual orientation is straight. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.
Trivias About Breel Embolo You Need To Know.
- He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against Ludogorets Razgrad in November 2014.
- FourFourTwo named Embolo as "one of Europe's hottest prospects" in 2016.
- Embolo cites Mario Balotelli as one of his inspirations.
- He can also play in midfield.