Alphonse Areola

Birth Day February 27th, 1993
Birth Place Paris, France
Age 29 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

About Alphonse Areola

Alphonse Francis Areola is a French professional football player who plays for Premier League club West Ham United and the France national team as a goalkeeper. He started playing football at the age of six for Entente Sportive des Petits Anges in 1999 and spent seven years at his local club. In 2006, he joined the youth team of Paris Saint-Germain and was 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 club in July 2009, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal. After progressing through the youth ranks at PSG, he made his senior debut for the club on 18 May 2013. With PSG, he won four Ligue 1 titles (in 2012-13, 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20), three Trophee des Champions (in 2016, 2017, and 2019), two Coupe de France (in 2016-17 and 2017-18), and Coupe de la Ligue (in 2016-17 and 2017-18). During his PSG career, he was loaned out to six different clubs: Lens (in 2013-14), Bastia (in 2014-15), Villarreal (in 2015-16), Real Madrid (in 2019-20), Fulham (in 2020-21), and West Ham United (in 2021-22). After his impressive performances at West Ham United, on 27 June 2022, he completed his permanent transfer to West Ham United signing a five-year contract with an option for a further year for the transfer fee paid to PSG was reportedly between €9 million and €12 million.


On the international level, Areola has represented France at various age levels. He has represented France at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level. He was part of the France U20 team that won the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey. He had previously featured for France at the 2010 UEFA European U17 Championship and the 2012 UEFA European U19 Championship, and subsequently at the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship. On 1 October 2015, he was first called up to the senior team for the friendlies against Denmark and Armenia, however, he was not able to make any appearances. On 17 May 2018, he was named in Deschamps' 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he served as the third goalkeeper behind Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda as France went on to lift the title. In doing so, he became the first player since Argentina's Hector Zelada in 1986 to lift the World Cup trophy despite being uncapped for his country at the time. He made his senior international team debut for France on 6 September 2018 in the UEFA Nations League match against Germany and was named man of the match in the encounter which ended in a goalless draw.  

Early Life and Family: Alphonse Areola's parents and ethnicity

Alphonse Areola was born on 27 February 1993. His birthplace is Paris, France. His birth name is Alphonse Francis Areola. Talking about his nationality, he is French and he belongs to the African ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Pisces. His father’s name is Cleto Areola and his mother’s name is Heidi Areola. His parents immigrated to France from the Philippines in the late 1990s, settling in Paris’s Grenelle district, just south of the Eiffel Tower. He grew up alongside his sister Gratia Claire Areola.

Married life: Alphonse Areola's wife and children


Looking at his personal life, Alphonse Areola is a married man. He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Marrion Valette Areola on 26 December 2014. His wife Marrion is of Filipino and Lebanese origin. They got married in a lavish wedding ceremony attended by their closest friends and family members. The couple is blessed with three daughters: a first daughter named Ayleen-Grace Areola born on 5 May 2015, a second daughter named Aymma-Lyse Areola born on 2 January 2017, and a third daughter named Ayva-May Areola born on 20 October 2020. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and daughters where they are living happily together.

Body measurements: Alphonse Areola’s height and weight

Alphonse Areola stands at a height of 1.95m i.e. 6 feet and 5 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 94kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight. Overall, he has got a healthy body. 

Alphonse Areola Transfer History

  • He started playing football at the age of six for Entente Sportive des Petits Anges in 1999.
  • In 2006, he joined the youth team of Paris Saint-Germain and was 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 club in July 2009, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.
  • In July 2013, he was loaned to Ligue 2 side Lens for the 2013-14 Ligue 1 season.
  • In July 2014, he was loaned to Bastia for the 2014-15 Ligue 1 season as a replacement for the retired Mickael Landreau. 
  • In July 2015, he joined La Liga side Villarreal on a season-long loan as a replacement for regular keeper Sergio Asenjo who had suffered a long-term injury the season before.
  • In September 2019, he returned to Spain when he joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan as part of a deal that saw Keylor Navas move in the opposite direction to PSG.
  • In September 2020, he signed for Fulham on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
  • In July 2021, he then signed for West ham United on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.
  • In June 2022, he completed his permanent transfer to West Ham United signing a five-year contract with an option for a further year for the transfer fee paid to PSG was reportedly between €9 million and €12 million.

Alphonse Areola’s net worth and salary

Alphonse Areola is a French professional football player who currently plays for Premier League club West Ham United. He is a very successful footballer and is earning a good amount of money from his career. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. His major source of income is from his football career. In June 2022, he completed his permanent transfer to West Ham United signing a five-year contract with an option for a further year for the transfer fee paid to PSG was reportedly between €9 million and €12 million. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be €10 million where he received £7.1 million as a yearly salary from his current club. In addition, his market value is around €8 million.  

Awards and Achievements


Honors

  • Won the 2012-13, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 Ligue with Paris Saint-Germain. 
  • Won 2016-17, 2017-18 Coupe de France with Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Won the 2016-17, 2017-18 Coupe de la Ligue with Paris Saint-Germain. 
  • Won 2016, 2017, 2019 Trophee des Champions with Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Won the 2019-20 La Liga with Real Madrid.
  • Won the 2019-20 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid.
  • Won the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup with France U20.
  • Won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France.

Awards

  • Won the 2013-14 Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year.
  • Won the 2014 Eurosport Revelation of the Year.
  • Won the 2018 Knight of the Legion of Honour. 
  • Won the 2020-21 Fulham Player of the Season.

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