Corentin Tolisso Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

Corentin Tolisso Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

LifeBogger presents the Full Story of a French midfield Genius who is best known by the nickname “Coco.”

Our Corentin Tolisso Childhood Story and his Untold Biography Facts serve you a complete account of notable events from his childhood.

The analysis of Corentin Tolisso’s Bio involves his life story before fame, family background, relationship life, and many other OFF-Pitch facts (little known) about him.

Yes, everyone knows he, alongside Florian Thauvin, Steven Nzonzi, Adrien Rabiot, etc., are among the French team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

However, not many football fans have read Corentin Tolisso’s Biography, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s get started.

Corentin Tolisso Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:

For Biography starters, Corentin Tolisso was born on the 3rd day of August 1994 to his French mother, Marie-Chanta, and his Togolese father, Vincent Tolisso, in Tarare, France. Now, let’s introduce you to the parents of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.

Meet Corentin Tolisso's Parents - Marie-Chanta (his Mum) and Vincent Tolisso (his Dad).
Meet Corentin Tolisso’s Parents – Marie-Chanta (his Mum) and Vincent Tolisso (his Dad).

Tolisso was raised in a humble family background. He grew up with his sister, Marina in Thizy, a small village in France.

As of the time of writing this Biography, his grandparents are still alive. His father was once a postman, and his mother once worked as a director of a disabled people’s home in Thizy.

Speaking on his humble family beginnings, Tolisso once said;

“I know where I come from, and that will remain so.

This is my character. It shows how my parents raised me.”

Corentin Tolisso Bio – Dreaming Big:

Tolisso’s modest upbringing allowed him to dream big of becoming a footballer despite being small and frail. This caused concerns for his parents, who considered other options in case of failure in football.

Corentin Tolisso’s parents felt education was the best option for their son, thus following up on his study progress. However, things didn’t work out for them as they had hoped for.

At school, Tolisso got reluctant to study while his sister, Mariana, learned more easily.

Despite the travails, his parents didn’t want their son to drop out of school, insisting he must finish high school before taking football seriously.

However, that never stopped Tolisso from possessing a steely determination to make his dreams come true. His ambition to become a footballer was never a passing fancy.

Career BuildUp:

While schooling in his little village Thizy, Tolisso watched Bayern Munich play and win the UEFA Champions League in the 2000- 2001 season.

Their deserved victory made him become a fan of the club and led to him owning a Bayern shirt as a little boy pictured below.

Corentin Tolisso Early Years in Football.
Corentin Tolisso’s Early Years in Football.

Tolisso’s passion for football saw him enrol on the roster of a local youth team, Stade Amplepuisien, which gave him the stage to showcase his talents while in school.

At the youth academy, Tolisso played part-time football for a period of 4 years. He rose above the club’s youth ranks.

Corentin Tolisso Biography – Rising to Fame:

In the year 2004, Tolisso’s parents agreed to a transfer for their son to FC Pays de l’Arbresle where he could play more competitive youth football.

At FC Pays, young Tolisso had a meteoric rise. His ability to deal with fame became directly proportional to his ability to handle the ball.

This was manifested as he led his team to win essential trophies, as seen below.

Young Tolisso and his teammates celebrate a cup victory.
Young Tolisso and his teammates celebrate a cup victory.

Tolisso’s meteoric rise led to a call by Lyon Academy (holders of French League records between 2000 to 2008) for trials. At this time, high school was over, and football would certainly pay off.

Tolisso passed the trials with flying colours and stayed at the French champions, where he finished his youth career.

During his senior career, Tolisso stood out as the best which led to him getting many numerous suitors from around Europe.

Tolisso's moment of fame with Lyon.
Tolisso’s moment of fame with Lyon.

On the 14th of June 2017, Bayern, a club he had loved all his life, secured his signing. The fee was the largest ever received by Lyon from the sale of a player. The rest, as they say, is now history.

Corentin Tolisso Girlfriend, Sarah:

Behind every French footballer who became part of the 2018 World Cup-winning team, there is a wife, wag or girlfriend.

Without a doubt, Tolisso’s on-pitch personality, as well as his lifestyle off the pitch, build up a complete picture of him.

Corentin Tolisso has a love of his life named “Sarah“. Both lovers, pictured below, have been in love with each other since they were teenagers.

It is only a matter of time before Sarah and Tolisso get married.

Corentin Tolisso Family Facts:

Did you know?… Corentin Tolisso’s sister, Marina, was instrumental in keeping the French party going after her brother (together with his teammates) won the 2018 World Cup for France.

Marina Tolisso, the spirited force behind the celebrations, after her brother, Corentin, and the French team clinched the 2018 World Cup victory.
Marina Tolisso, the spirited force behind the celebrations, after her brother, Corentin, and the French team clinched the 2018 World Cup victory.

Below is Marina, her mom Marie-Chanta and Vincent, who is the head of the Tolisso family.

Just like Cody Gakpo‘s Dad, Vincent is an immigrant who left Togo, his home country in West Africa, to seek a better living and a guaranteed future for his children in France.

His pride for his children is worth that of his wife, Marie-Chantal, who has a nature of being precise. Both parents are proud to have Corentin, who is doing well in his career.

Corentin Tolisso Personal Life:

Tolisso could be arrogant, stubborn, self-centred, and inflexible. He dislikes being ignored, facing difficult realities, and not being treated like a king.

Above all, he is very reactive, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, and, most especially, humorous. Those are his strengths.

Tolisso (like Cody Gakpo) was once eligible to represent Togo through his paternal lineage. Bradley Barcola, who has family links to Togo, is, at the time of writing, eligible to represent the West African country. In 2016, the West African country started a move to convince Tolisso to represent the nation instead of France.

Despite previously acknowledging his ties to Togo, Tolisso disappointed the country after he switched his loyalty to France, stating that;

 “I was born here and grew up here.”

  • Tolisso has a tattoo of three predator skulls on his forearm which represents his family. In his hands, the words;

“I know where I come from”

is written there. The tattoo was a reflection of Tolisso’s character, education, and religion.

Corentin Tolisso Facts – Not Judging Ousmane Dembele:

Tolisso doesn’t judge the behaviour of his friend, Ousmane Dembele, who protested against Dortmund by refusing to play for them and insisting his transfer be made to Barcelona.

He once said he would have done the same if his dreams of playing for Bayern Munich were put on hold by Lyon.

The reasons are that Bayern was his childhood dream club, and he wanted more wages. Tolisso, during the 2015-2016 season with Lyon, earned £20,192 per year. In Bayern, he got €90,000.

Corentin Tolisso Biography Facts – His Idol:

“There are of course many names that I could give,”

said Tolisso.

When he was younger, the number one person Tolisso liked was Michael Ballack because of his personality in Germany. Later on, he confirmed his role model to be Franck Ribery.

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Hi there! I am Hale Hendrix, a passionate football enthusiast and writer dedicated to uncovering the untold stories of footballers' childhood and biography. With a deep love for the beautiful game, I have spent countless hours researching and interviewing players to bring to light the lesser-known details of their lives.


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