Breel Embolo is a famous Cameroon-born Swiss professional footballer who plays currently for Ligue 1 club Monaco and plays for the Switzerland national team. He chose to play for the Swiss national team to that of Camaron where he was originally from.
The following information on Breel Embolo’s Biography, Net Worth, Age, Family, Parents, Siblings, Girlfriend, Wife and Nationality is all you need to know.
Breel Embolo Biography
Breel Donald Embolo (born 14 February 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Monaco and plays for the Switzerland national team.
Embolo moved with his family to France before finally settling in Switzerland. After working his way through their junior teams, Embolo made his professional debut for Basel in March 2014, and won the Swiss Super League in all three of his first seasons before moving to Schalke 04 for an initial €20 million. Shortly after moving to the Bundesliga, he suffered an ankle injury that ruled him out for nearly a year.
Embolo made his senior international debut in March 2015 and represented Switzerland at UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Breel Embolo Parents, Early Life
Embolo was born in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé. His parents separated when he was young and when he was five or six years old, his mother moved to France to attend school. Whilst there, she met her future husband, a Swiss national. Then the following year, the family moved to Basel.
Breel Embolo is the son of Moise Kegni and Germaine Embolo. They are both Cameronians.
Breel Embolo Height
Breel Embolo is a tall and muscular footballer who stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.87 m tall. His weight is measured at roughly 88 kg.
Breel Embolo Career
Embolo started his youth football with Nordstern. Via Old Boys he transferred to the youth system of Basel in 2010. In the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons he played in Basel’s U-16. With the U-16 team he won the Swiss Championship title twice at this level. He received various individual prizes, such as the Basel youngster of the year 2013. Just three weeks after his 16th birthday he signed his first professional contract with the club. In summer 2013 he rose to play in their U-18 and U-21 teams.
On 26 June 2016, Bundesliga side Schalke 04 confirmed the signing of Embolo from Basel on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of €20 million plus add-ons. He made his debut on 20 August in the first round of the DFB-Pokal away to sixth-tier FC 08 Villingen, starting and scoring in a 4–1 victory. A week later he made his league debut in a 1–0 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt, replacing Franco Di Santo at half time in the season opener.
He scored his first league goals for the Gelsenkirchen-based club on 2 October, a brace in a 4–0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Eleven days later in his next match against Augsburg, he suffered a serious injury following a foul from Kostas Stafylidis, a complicated ankle fracture, ruptured syndesmosis and medial collateral ligament damage which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
On 16 September 2017, Embolo made his return after missing nearly a full year of football, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Amine Harit in a 2–1 win at Werder Bremen.
On 15 July 2022, Embolo joined Ligue 1 club Monaco for a four-year deal. The transfer fee paid to Mönchengladbach was reported as a little over €12 million.
Embolo made four appearances for the Switzerland U16 national team. He scored his first international goal on 1 November 2012 in the 3–0 away win against the Ukraine U16. He was also eligible to play for Cameroon, however in December 2014 he pledged his international allegiance to Switzerland.
In Switzerland’s first game of the 2022 World Cup against Cameroon, Embolo scored the opening and only goal of the game. This made him the first player in tournament history to score a goal for their adopted country against their nation of birth. Out of respect, his reaction was unusually “muted” as he “barely celebrated his goal.” Instead, he stood still and put his hands up to his face as his teammates mobbed him and did the more vigorous celebrating.
Breel Embolo Wife, Personal Life
Naomi is a Swiss model and has been in a relationship with the Swiss and Monaco striker for quite some time.
He received Swiss citizenship on 12 December 2014. His girlfriend Naomi gave birth to their daughter Naliya in June 2018.
It is unfortunate that there is such limited information about Naomi, Breel Embolo’s girlfriend.
At the age of 18, he created the Embolo Foundation to support refugee children in Switzerland and disadvantaged youth in his birth country of Cameroon.
Breel Embolo Net Worth
Breel Embolo is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million. He is paid £61,000 per week by Borussia Mönchengladbach.