Nicolas Pepe

Birth Day May 29th, 1995
Birth Place Mantes-la-Jolie
Age 25 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

About Nicolas Pepe

A French professional footballer, Nicolas Pepe plays as a winger for Premier League club Arsenal and the Ivory Coast national team. He made his professional debut in 2014 with Angers. On 15th September 2018, Pepe scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, in the 3-2 Ligue 1 away win over Amiens SC. He started his senior club career with Poitiers in the Championnat de France Amateur 2. He signed for Angers in 2013, aged 18, and spent a season on loan at Orleans in 2015. In recent news, Pepe admitted "there are no excuses for my behavior" as he issued an apology for Sunday's red card in the 0-0 draw at Leeds. The Arsenal winger took to Instagram to apologize to Mikel Arteta, Arsenal fans, and team-mates following his dismissal for violent conduct, which left the Gunners down to 10 men for the majority of the second half.

Famous For

  • Being a French professional footballer.
  • For playing as a winger for Premier League club Arsenal and the Ivory Coast national team.

Nicolas Pepe, a professional football player

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Early Life of Nicolas Pepe

On 29th May 1995, Nicolas Pepe took birth in Mantes-la-Jolie, France to Celestin (father) though his mother's detail is unknown. He grew up in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and started his career originally playing as a goalkeeper for local side Solitaire Paris Est until he was 14 years old. He holds a French nationality and Ivorish ethnicity. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion and his race is black. He happily celebrates his birthday on 29th May of every year and he had celebrated his 25th birthday as of 2020 whereas as his birthdate, his star sign is Gemini. He has not shared much about his educational qualifications. He has siblings, a brother named Jonathan Pepe and a sister, Corinne.

Career of Nicolas Pepe

Angers

  • Nicolas Pepe commenced his football career as an outfield player with Poitiers in the Championnat de France Amateur 2 (fifth tier) in 2012-2013 though he signed for Angers in 2013, and spent his first season with the reserves in the CFA 2 and made his professional debut in the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue in a 2-1 home loss to Arles-Avignon on 26th August 2014. His first Ligue 2 match was on 21st November 2014, starting in a 1-1 Ligue 2 draw away to Ajaccio.
  • Then, he returned to an Angers side playing in Ligue 1 and which reached the 2017 Coupe de France Final, where he started in a 1-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France after helping the club to promotion from the third tier as runners-up.

Lille

  • He signed a five-year deal with Lille, for a maximum transfer fee of 10 million Euro on 21st June 2017 where he started the season playing as a striker, before finishing the season under the new Lille head coach Christophe Galtier, playing as a winger.
  • Pepe scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, in the 3-2 away win over Amiens during the 2018-2019 Ligue 1 season on 15th September 2018 though he scored a goal and provided two assists in the 5-1 home win over Paris Saint-Germain on 14th April 2019 and finished the 2018-2019 Ligue 1 season with 22 goals, second only to PSG's Kylian Mbappe, with 11 assists, and was named in the UNFP Team of the Year.

Arsenal

  • It was announced that Pepe had joined Premier League club Arsenal in a club-record fee of 79 million Euro on 1st August 2019, eclipsing the previous record of 62 million Euro for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and was handed the number 19 shirt and made his Arsenal debut in a 1-0 away win over Newcastle United on 11th August, as a substitute for Reiss Nelson in the 71st minute.
  • His first start for the club came two weeks later in a 3-1 loss to Liverpool, in which he played the full 90 minutes as he scored his first Arsenal goal, in the team's 3-2 home win over Aston Villa and converted a penalty to bring Arsenal level, following a foul on Matteo Guendouzi, bringing the score to 1-1.
  • Also, he scored his first European goals in Arsenal's UEFA Europa League 3-2 home win over Vitoria de Guimaraes, netting a brace and scored his first goal from open play on 9th December.
  • Nicolas scored Arsenal's first goal in a 2-0 home victory over Manchester United, marking new head-coach Mikel Arteta's first win on 1st January 2020 though he scored again for Arsenal in the team's 4-0 win over Newcastle United on 16th February.
  • Arsenal's first game back was a 0-3 away loss to Manchester City on 17 June, which he played no part in, however, he returned to the team's starting eleven against Brighton & Hove Albion, in which he scored Arsenal's first goal since the restart, curling an effort past goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, however, Arsenal would go on to lose the game 2-1.
  • As well, he scored his first FA Cup goal in a 2-1 away win against Sheffield United in the quarter-finals, giving Arsenal the lead in the 25th minute from the penalty spot on 28th June, as well as played the whole 90 minutes of the FA Cup Final match against Chelsea to win his first club trophy as an Arsenal player, contributing the assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second goal on 1st August 2020.
  • Nicolas scored his first goal of the new season in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Sheffield United and played a one-two with Hector Bellerin before running thirty yards and slotting home the winning goal, which bounced in off the post whereas he received the first red card of his career after headbutting Ezgjan Alioski in the 51st minute on 22nd November.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of recent news, Pepe admitted "there are no excuses for my behavior" as he issued an apology for Sunday's red card in the 0-0 draw at Leeds. The Arsenal winger took to Instagram to apologize to Mikel Arteta, Arsenal fans, and team-mates following his dismissal for violent conduct, which left the Gunners down to 10 men for the majority of the second half.
  • "Yesterday I let my team down at a crucial time of the game and there is no excuse for my behavior," he wrote on Instagram. "I am deeply sorry and would like to apologize to the fans, my team-mates, my coach, and everyone else at the club."

Nicolas Pepe shooting the ball

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International career

  • Nicolas made his debut three days later in a friendly of the same score against his birth nation, France, at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, playing the final four minutes in place of Max-Alain Gradel and was named in Michel Dussuyer's 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, but took no part as the Elephants were eliminated from their group.
  • He scored his first international goals in the first half of a 2-2 draw in a friendly against Togo in France on 24th March 2018 also followed it three days later, with another goal in a 2-1 win against Moldova in the same stadium.

Awards and Achievements of Nicolas Pepe

  • FA Cup: 2019-2020
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2018-2019
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: September 2018, January 2019
  • Prix Marc-Vivien Foe: 2019
  • Lille Player of the Season: 2018-2019

Personal Life of Nicolas Pepe

Reflecting on Nicolas Pepe's personal life, he was married and he kept it a secret, now he has a child and he is still trying to keep it a secret. He likes to keep his private life secret from social media. His wife's name is also a secret but what is not a secret is that his wife was pregnant and she went into labor on 4th July 2020. If she delivered on the same day then Pepe's son's birthday would be 7/4/2020 or the day after 7/5/2020. "Nicolas Pepe misses today's game due to personal reasons, as his wife has gone into labor.", Arsenal's social media account reported.  It appears that the Arsenal star's wife has given birth to a baby boy. Pepe's sister, Corine Pepe would have leaked the news on her Instagram page because she is very active online. However, she didn't say anything this time. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Net Worth of Nicolas Pepe

The French footballer Nicolas Pepe's net worth sits around 85 million pounds as of 2020 though he also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around 7,280,000 pounds per year. In his short professional time also, he has established himself an identity already. Like many young adults of today's, he's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. His major source of income is from his football career and he is happy and satisfied with his profession and his earnings.

Body Measurement of Nicolas Pepe

The versatile and handsome footballer, Nicolas Pepe stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 1.83 m with a balanced weight of around 73 kg. He has attracted a lot of people to him through his awesome skills and appearances. He definitely has emerged as another teen sensation in the scene. Young girls don't seem to get enough of this superstar to be. He's charming, successful, and popular gut with black hair and black eyes color. His body build type is athletic and his body measurement is 40-30-33 inches.

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